Architectural Association and Zeller & Moye presents "PALIMPSEST BARRAGAN"

Architectural Association and Zeller & Moye presents "PALIMPSEST BARRAGAN"

Palimpsest Barragan poses a once in a lifetime opportunity to engage eye to eye with an architectural masterpiece of 20th century modernism by the Mexican architect Luis Barragan. As a hidden and still unknown architectural jewel set amidst a paradisiac jungle on the Pacific coast, the ruins of the never completed building have sunk into oblivion, not unlike the ancient Mexican pyramids, and are currently in progressive decay. The workshop will not only ‘unearth’ the project and at last put it on the map of architectural discourse, but it might even have a larger impact by kickstarting a debate around the preservation of its ruins from disintegration.

A building might survive time more gracefully by having its structure transformed into a layer of a whole new identity, by dissolving its ruins into a new building, by becoming part of an ‘architectural palimpsest’.

The juxtaposition of the existing ruins with new additions or subtractions can become a process without defined end point, an endless drawing of layers, all contributing to the complexity of the palimpsest.


You can apply through the workshop’s website. Please contact us via email if you have any questions, or if you require additional information. A CV or portafolio is required for approval.

Applications deadline: 20 June 2021.

Eligibility: The workshop is open to current architecture, design, and art students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: None

Fees: GBP £695 per participant

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Cite: "Architectural Association and Zeller & Moye presents "PALIMPSEST BARRAGAN"" 12 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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