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Cultural Center Chapultepec Entry by Yau/Morales/Easter/Wawrzenczyk
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 |

The collaborative design team consisting of architects Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter and Lukasz Wawrzenczyk has shared with us their entry to the Cultural Center Chapultepec competition in Mexico City.

Exterior rendering of the proposed Cultural Center Chapultepec for Mexico City by Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk (Image courtesy of the architects)

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Exterior rendering of the proposed Cultural Center Chapultepec for Mexico City by Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk (Image courtesy of the architects)

Project Description from the Architects:

The Cultural Center of Chapultepec is designed to merge the concepts of aesthetics and functionality. It is to become the icon of the city through its subtle yet dynamic form and overall composition.

The building is thoughtfully designed as a singular form with material simplicity. It seeks to create a city focal point that adapts to its surrounding context, and establishes itself as the heart of the local community.

Exterior rendering (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk)

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Exterior rendering (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk)

Though designed as a singular volume, the building changes in dynamics when viewed at different location. It gives the public glimpses of the activities within the center. The northern façade, cladded with molten cast glass, allows the public to be visually connected to the slow and calm movement of users through the exhibition halls. The translucent characteristic of the material enhances the ambient qualities of the interior. The dynamic southern façade, along with thoughtfully designed parametric openings, corresponds to the 3 dimensional flow of users connected between each level via the circular staircase.

Exterior rendering (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk)

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Exterior rendering (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk)

The volume is lowered and recessed on the southern end, and as a result opens up the classrooms to the view of the public. The rooftop above the southern lower block is a garden terrace designed to be used as a pre-function space for the auditorium. The south facing terrace allow users to enjoy views onto the city above surrounding roof and tree tops. The carved out volumes of the concrete block at ground level forms 2 dynamic gateways into the building.

Model (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk)

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Model (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk)

The fluidity of the cast concrete surfaces draws the dynamic from the pedestrian walkway into the center. The building sets back at the street corner and creates a covered area for public interaction in front of the buildings’ main entrance. The spatial arrangements inside the building encourage users to explore and experience the diversified activities within the cultural center.

Model (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk)

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Model (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk)

The Cultural Center of Chapultepec is to become a center of poly-functional learning as well as a space where art and culture predominantly co-exist. The ultimate goal of the proposal seeks to provide and educational experience with a cultural twist, nurturing a center for the appreciation and academic  enrichment of culture, design, art and architecture.

Project Details:

Location: Mexico City
Area: 3,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Architects: Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales , Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk
Client: CoARQ

Diagram, program (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter,  Lukasz Wawrzenczyk) Diagram, circulation (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter,  Lukasz Wawrzenczyk) Section (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter,  Lukasz Wawrzenczyk) Diagrams (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter,  Lukasz Wawrzenczyk) Elevation (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter,  Lukasz Wawrzenczyk) Elevation (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter,  Lukasz Wawrzenczyk) Plans (Image courtesy of Adrian Yau, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter,  Lukasz Wawrzenczyk)


Comments:
Jenaro de Silva
guadalajara
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Hello, this competition entry is located on Guadalajara City, Mexico. Unfortunately the Jury Members did not mentiones this entry to be at least an honorable mention, but it is a great design!

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