SHAPING THE VOID

International Architecture Competition Entry

Ciudad Juárez Mediteque, Ciudad Juárez, MX

CLAUDIO ROSSI OFFICE OF: ARCHITECTURE / URBAN DESIGN / LANDSCAPE / RESEARCH / ACADEMICS / INTERVENTIONS/////

The Media-park for Ciudad Juárez is a building-manifesto of our convictions regarding the place where it is located, the human activities that will be carried out, and the specific time in which it is projected. Violence and insecurity demand transparency and unconventional actions. A correct building is not necessarily a corrective facility but, on the contrary, a social gathering one. That is why we propose an open building, without any kind of segregation, without spatial or visual boundaries, a lively reflection of the society it will host. It proposes a building for free and safe coexistence, which is both a space for learning in the corporeal and sensorial experience of contemporary cultural manifestations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfinished building, open work to be completed by the community.

It intends to make the users participate in the experience and its completion. Therefore it does not offer any aesthetic vision or tendentious appearance. There is a firm belief that there is no image more representative of what a building means to the community than that image that the community itself can grant. The building will acquire the imprints of the time, the tracks of the action and the furrows of the occupation. The building also does not establish preconceived uses. It is a building waiting to be occupied, as human intuition manifests itself and the ways of dwelling are made present. The building offers qualities and spatial qualities that will have to provoke in the users behaviors and performances. Skaters, people sitting or standing, in a circle or in a row, the building does not differentiate the circular from being, but promotes the just and very urban coexistence between speed and stillness without resorting to devices or artifacts that limit the possibilities of our bodies in action. The building material is present horizontally as oscillating, undulating or zigzag plates that cause interruption and movement and stimulate it. The horizontal is the plane of action

It intends to make the users participate in the experience and its completion. Therefore it does not offer any aesthetic vision or tendentious appearance. There is a firm belief that there is no image more representative of what a building means to the community than that image that the community itself can grant. The building will acquire the imprints of the time, the tracks of the action and the furrows of the occupation. The building also does not establish preconceived uses. It is a building waiting to be occupied, as human intuition manifests itself and the ways of dwelling are made present. The building offers qualities and spatial qualities that will have to provoke in the users behaviors and performances. Wheels, people sitting or standing, in a circle or in a row, the building does not differentiate the circular from being, but promotes the just and very urban coexistence between speed and stillness without resorting to devices or artifacts that limit the possibilities of our bodies in action. The building material is present horizontally as oscillating, undulating or zigzag plates (C) that cause interruption and movement and stimulate it. The horizontal is the plane of action.

Equipo (en asocio con): Juan Pablo Aschner y 5inco Arquitectos