El Higuerón Park Community Center

El Higuerón Park Community Center

Architect
Dellekamp Schleich
Location
Higuerón, Morelos, Mexico | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Community Centres

El Higuerón Park Community Center

Dellekamp Schleich as Architects

In collaboration with AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura


Program: Community Center

Location: Higuerón, Morelos, México
Status: Under construction
Architectural Project: AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura | Dellekamp/Schleich
Team: Francisco Franco, José Manuel Estrada, Gustavo Hernández, Mariana Mejía, Juan Camilo Ramírez, Camilo Toro, Helen Winter 
Renders: Sana Frini, Samuele Xompero
Ilumination design: Lightchitects 
Landscape: Entorno Taller de Paisaje
Structural engineering: Oscar Trejo

El Higuerón park was the second commission arising from the Infonavit housing institute`s initiative in Jojutla to us. Following the earthquake, severe damage was caused too much of the existing project's structure, which contained various community spaces such as the collectively-run tortillería and teaching rooms for training residents. The major structural damage revealed the important role of a community center for somewhere like Jojutla following a natural disaster of such magnitude. A clear opportunity for regeneration presented itself. The need to heal the wounds of an area revealed the importance of a community center in the civil/civic life of a local community: to heal the site / connect the project to its context, opening up room for a central plaza / clarifying a program and adapting it to the daily life of a community / protecting users from adverse weather / taking a joined-up approach among participants / breathing.

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