Architectural pyramids rejoice people and nature in Mexico
An architectural pyramid advanced in Mexico’s Guanajuato area by 3ME Arquitectura celebrates the connection between people and nature
Two massive, terracotta-coloured architectural pyramids stand out among the many inexperienced fields on the sting of the central Mexican metropolis of Salvatierra. They belong to a posh referred to as Módulo de Riego (Spanish for ‘irrigation module’), which varieties the headquarters of the native Affiliation of Agricultural Producers. Conceived as a cultural centre to rejoice stability and sustainability between people and nature, whereas selling the Guanajuato area’s economic system, produce, and reference to the land, the dramatic structure is the brainchild of rising structure studio 3ME Arquitectura.
‘The organisation seeks to supply certainty to crop manufacturing by producing jobs and agricultural merchandise, strengthening an curiosity within the land, and reaffirming identification in a acutely aware try and curb migration,’ clarify the architects, who seemed on the area’s agricultural constructing typologies and conventional hacienda buildings for inspiration.
Enter the two massive pyramidal volumes that body the doorway to the location. ‘They’re harking back to previous grain silos which are scattered all through the encompassing countryside, and provides the constructing a way of agricultural scale and which means,’ says the workforce.
Strolling via the pyramids, guests enter a big open courtyard, which is rigorously paved and planted. A path leads into the varied buildings round it, containing area for places of work, a coaching room, auditorium, reception space and product show, in addition to ample on-site parking. Contained in the pyramids, tall, white geometric halls present versatile exhibition areas and multifunctional amenities for the group.
Working with acquainted shapes and typologies, and reminiscence and expertise of the hyperlink between people and nature, the architects additionally infused their design with modern references. Its robust shapes recall the Jesuit chimneys of Mineral de Pozos, a small city in Guanajuato; the drawings of Sigurd Lewererentz for an unbuilt crematorium in Malmo, Sweden; and the pyramidal buildings of the Museo Casa das Histórias de Souto de Moura in Portugal.
The workforce hopes this centre will assist revitalise the robust hyperlinks this area has to agriculture. ‘It’s only via the expertise of the area that we rediscover the worth of the utilitarian and vernacular buildings attribute of this territory,’ say the architects. §