Barragan Foundation Pavilion and Archive

A flexible space that can be used in the most diverse ways according to each moment.

The pavilion for exhibitions, conferences, workshops and special events has a triangular shape because triangular is the final part of the plot in which is located… The place imposes with force its geometry. The construction of the pavilion supposes to establish some lines of force that they allow to roof, in an almost aleatory way, some spaces, leaving other outdoors, with the intention of breaking the limits of the strictly built, dissolving the pavilion in to the garden. The pavilion is geometry but it is also matter and that’s why it tries this way to explore the constructive characteristics of the materials whose houses sponsor the competition. The bar of MDF and the wall that closes the enclosure, constructed of Software 25 of Hunter Douglas give faith of it. The glazing facade of the pavilion, by day, reflects the garden making it seem double size, while at night it’s transforms into a lighthouse, full of light. As the bases of the competition determine that the pavilion should be disassembled (not being anything of it in the place in which it has been built), not it should leave rake, only the memory of whom they have seen it, the people they have enjoyed it. Just like it will happen to us.

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Date: 2012
Co-Author: Guillermo Díaz (project manager by OMA)
M²: 90 m²
Octavio Mestre Arquitectos

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