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Mexican Pavilion in Milan

Milan, Italy, 2014

SECOND PLACE

Mexican Pavilion in Milan · Open Competition

The design process resulted in the concept of a nave with a strong section that evokes a TEMPLE and a MARKET simultaneously. The volume represents the spatial greatness of the first one and the informal spontaneity of the second one. Visually crowning the space, a common element appears: the stained-glass window. We consider this duality—informality and formality in contrast to that which is fresh and institutional—an instrinsic concept to Mexico’s rich culture. The pavilion displays the history of food and its relation to the local populations through two archetypes of Mexican culture: the temple and the market. The nave is both simple and assertive. Its structure is comprised of three triangles forming the letter M, which means Mexico and Market. In this way, the design is ideal in terms of structure and ephemeral terms of construction. In order to minimize the impact on the terrain, the structure simply rests above the ground, generating an open plan layout throughout the exhibition. 

Area

3,492 sqm

Type

Landscape
Public building
Competition

Client

ProMexico

Status

Project

Project Scope

Conceptual Design

Authors

Julio Gaeta / Luby Springall

Collaborators

Jesica Amescua,Tiago Pinto, Jorge Torres, Daniela Dávila, Mario Pliego, Carlos Verón, Oscar Juárez, Raúl Soria, Eugenia Díaz.

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