PABELLÓN TEMA 2022
As in past editions, and with the intention of giving design and architecture students an opportunity for building and designing a real project, TEMA dc posted for them on their social media an invitation for the contest TEMA 2022 Pavilion with the topic ‘’ephemeral belonging’’. The winning project was “Woven space’’ by Alexis Dominguez, an architecture student from Universidad de Guadalajara and it was appointed by the jury (formed by Mauricio de Font-Réaulx, Jorge Fernandez Acosta, Mave Fiallo and Jose Meyer Ibarra)
The initial approach of the project was for the contestant to contemplate the context of the University’s Cultural Center, the budget given, and also the correct choice of materials that allows a non-complex building and fabrication system, and also the ability to end in a conceptualization right for this contest topic. That one could argue it can be understood as an oximoron, “ephemeral belonging” must be a pavilion that converges with the activities of the Center.
A space where people could feel safe.
It looks for a sensation of belonging when analyzing the ephemeral spaces which we can find in ich corner of our country (México).
In Mexico, to achieve the appropriation of any space regardless of its characteristics and achieve a sense of belonging, various elements are used, making the most of the resources available, despite variations in the context or access to resources to build. Regardless of the variants, the user always seeks to inhabit spaces that generate well-being through elements that generate protection, interaction and delimitation.
The pavilion’s interior is made up of a set of vases placed radially in the center with the intention of creating a microclimate. A physical delimitation formed by roof bricks is generated, which allows users to perceive a difference between the interior of the pavilion and the exterior.
The pavilion is made up of 16 structures made of wood on which jute cloth is hanging this way providing shade to the interior. The structures are kept standing using jute sacks filled with soil, fulfilling a double function; allowing users to interact with the space by using them as seating, and stability to the wooden structures generating an anchorage.
The sum of all the elements that make up the pavilion aims to create a sense of belonging in the user, be it through space, materials, physical elements or the presence of aromas characteristic of the region.