Centre for Culture and Ecology Quiané II
Based upon the project Quiané Centre for Cultre and Ecology (link) phase 1 and a dialog with the local stakeholders we are preparing the next construction phase: A new group of students of architecture and civil engineering at the Munich University of Applied Sciences design and plan further buildings in coordination with the community and the local NGO CAMPO a.c., taking into account the existing buildings and the spatial concept of the master plan of phase 1. The focus lies on another larger auditorium or covered hall as well as the urgently needed rebuilding of the kitchen.
Every day a family cooks about 80 meals for 20 families. The existing kitchen is a roofed open fireplace run with wood, It is a health hazard for the cooks and the children as there is no smoke outlet. Cooking (the Mexican kitchen has the status of an immaterial world cultural heritage) is the union of culture and nature, the material that is produced from nature is transformed and converted into a cultural asset. The new cuisine thus becomes the symbol of the Center for Culture and Ecology.
For the students, the project offers the opportunity to test their previously purely academic strategies in and against reality.
The predecessor project was erected as a sleeperless, modular timber-frame construction. The outer walls are filled with unfired clay bricks or window elements. In the region, massive clay block construction with 40 cm thick walls is typical, optimal for the semi-arid climate and the cold nights.
In the second phase it will be examined whether the system will be adopted or adapted or whether other types of construction based on the use of clay and wood, such as rammed earth, solid adobe building or bajareque will be chosen.
Decisions for the selection will be the appropriateness in relation to the concept, the time and cost frame, and the acceptance of the clients.
Our proyect depend on your financial support:
We would invite you warmly to donate for the realization of the second building phase of the center for culture and ecology that will be built in February 2020 by stundents and the community.
Attached a folder with all information (available in German).
purpose of use: DesignBuild HM
IBAN: DE61 7002 0270 0035 9329 84
1 aus 191118_MEX_FLYER.pdf
2 aus 191118_MEX_FLYER.pdf
Merging three proposals from a second preliminary design round to a singel one, we are sure to follow a straight concept, interpreting the master plan and elaborating the kitchen-building, a new hall and the in-between spaces.
Four proposals developed different approaches of the second phase of the Quiané Centre for Culture and Ecology based on the existing master plan and buildings and in communication with the local stakeholders.
Three different concepts were choosen to be developed further. One main concept will serve as master plan, incorporating solutions from the others. Based on this master plan, the buildings to be executed in February will be designed and calculated in the next weeks.