College of Architects Building

SLP, Mexico


Cemex building award. Third Prize
Selection. Mexican Architectures. The Best of 21st Century. Editorial Arquine

In co-autorship with Antonio Cardenas Gorab, Juan Manuel Lozano de Poo and Manuel Márquez

The building is designed as an open and flexible space that encourages public involvement with the urban context. It explores the relationship between space, material and light., and the of -patios-, massive forms, desert hues and local stone, as elements used by local builders to adapt to the climate of the high desert. The layout of the volumes-like stacked prisms- creates a central courtyard that serves to distribute the activities. Meanwhile, the complexity of the interior space is achieved through the intersection of the volumes. The concept of bridge-buildings, seeks an open public building in relation with the city as a domestic scale. The project includes a series of functional criteria closely linked to the activities and to the architectural program of the association. Thus, the main proposal for the building is to create a flexible space that can be transformed to different types of activities.

Collaborators: Elva Araceli González, Cristina Gerling, Eduardo Moreno Palau, Adriana Delgado, Ana Karen Vázquez and Octavio Acosta
Engineer. Ing Enrique Navarro
Resident building manager: Marcos Bocanegra
Construction: University UASLP, Building Construction Department