Park Pavilion / MATERIA + Gustavo Carmona
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The unique shopper request was for the design of a gross sales showroom for a large-scale city improvement that may embody a shopping mall in addition to residential and workplace towers to be inbuilt a number of phases. This improvement has the particularity of being positioned on the foot of hills with direct views of the emblematic Tangamanga Park.
The evaluation and design course of made us perceive the big alternative to query the standard program of a showroom to be able to generate a constructing with everlasting character that intelligently adapts to the slope of the terrain, turns into a vacation spot, and adopts an applicable scale for the present and future context of the event.
On this means, a mission was generated whose program seeks complete reference to the positioning expertise and its relationship with Tangamanga Park. Its entry just isn’t on the foot of the constructing however at its highest level the place its kind fades into the hill. From there, guests steadily ascend on a stepped park that builds anticipation for the arrival of a viewpoint that frames the view of the town park to the north.
Guests then descend via an articulated ramp between sculptural concrete partitions to the encounter of a playful house that comprises a reception, an open kitchen serving guests, and eventually the encounter of a giant staircase and amphitheater in a double-height house whose view is once more framed in direction of the park. On this means, the journey via the areas turns into fluid, discovering numerous packages of residing areas, exhibition, and the amphitheater itself that serves for collective occasions and conferences. The hyperlink with the pure context and the views is everlasting and clear.
The materiality of the mission dialogues between a stable mass and clear veils. The concrete partitions combine with the slope, include the terrain, and shield the extra non-public packages. The inside public areas are outlined by a double glass pores and skin and perforated alu-zinc panels that present numerous ranges of transparency whereas defending towards the extreme influence of pure Western mild and collaborating within the management of the inside temperature. The roof performs a task of a “fifth facade” whose materiality is the panorama itself.
The expression of the mission transforms with mild and obtains a twin character, being extra opaque in presence through the day and permeable in essence within the darkness of the evening, permitting the perforated inside mild to flee.
In just some months of opening, the mission has managed to ascertain itself as an city icon within the space. The proposal, above all, offers religion to the significance of rethinking packages, on this case going past a typical gross sales house to grow to be a spot of the neighborhood whose life and profitability will prolong to new makes use of over time.