项目坐落于墨西哥莫雷洛斯州Cuernavaca市中心历史悠久的La Carolina社区，设计旨在通过建筑回应当地市民的需求，为社区提供更多机遇。Cuernavaca市地形起伏，城市密度极高且娱乐场所极少，La Carolina便是该市传统社区的代表。据墨西哥国家文化部调查发现，La Carolina社区及其周边地区有超过25个成员至少25人的管弦乐队，以及为数不少的足球队，并且许多儿童和年轻人对丝网印刷和摄影感兴趣。因此，为当地社区提供一个公共活动空间迫在眉睫，在这里，文化、娱乐和体育活动将成为人们日常生活的能量来源，从而避免历史城区遗留下来的混乱的社会问题。
The building concept responds to the needs and opportunities offered by the old neighborhood La Carolina in Cuernavaca’s downtown heart. A traditional neighborhood embedded in Cuernavaca sinuous topography with a high urban density and just a few places for recreation. The important research done by the Ministry of Culture of the state found that in that neighborhood and its surroundings there were over 25 orchestras with more than 25 members each, various soccer teams, many children and young people interested in silk-screen printing and photography as well the need for a common space where culture, recreation and sport would be a source of energy for their daily life, thus correcting social disruption among the neighborhoods as part of the historic site.
▼项目概览，night view © Jaime Navarro
That’s how we imagine a great void, as a forum to host any diversity of activities, from an informal soccer match to theatrical performances or concert rehearsals. Thinking in Cuernavaca’s marvelous climate and imaging a building that would allow the user to break the boundaries between interior and exterior. Flexible transits to have outdoor terraces and multiple circulations that allow diverse access to different working areas and those terraces. We thought in a “pergola” building that would allow good height and cast shadow over the ground floor and for the workshops to multiply its size by opening big windows to the north and shouting down completely its south facades achieving a right illumination and avoiding sun exposure.
▼封闭的南侧沿街立面，shouting down completely the south facades on the street side © Jaime Navarro
▼“凉棚（pergola）”式建筑形式在屋面投下阴影， “pergola” building that cast shadow on the floor © Jaime Navarro
We design a wall that compensates level differences outdoors and housed administrative areas and the library that also visually connects to the second void in the project: the oasis. This second phase was conceived as and opposite for the “hard void” in the first patio, a large garden where the trees cast shadows and where the surrounding walls will be use as movie screens during the night or to have recreational and ludic activities for the children. The program is completed with a large portico in the ground floor and a larger workshop in the first floor with the opportunity to look out to the garden in Cuernavaca’s urban heart.
▼行政区域和图书馆的外墙成锯齿状，the wall housed administrative areas and the library © Jaime Navarro
▼“绿洲”是孩子们娱乐嬉戏的天堂，the oasis provides recreational and ludic activities for the children © Rafael Gamo
▼位于建筑中央的天井庭院，the patio courtyard located in the center of the building © Jaime Navarro
▼天井庭院为人们提供了充足的室外活动空间，The patio courtyard provides ample space for outdoor activities © Rafael Gamo
The building was conceived in apparent concrete and chocolate-brown “tepetate” because of the plot’s old nickname given since the plot used to lodge “chocolate” buses and because those are low maintenance materials and provides acoustic and thermic properties for the indoor spaces without the need for air conditioner system.
▼底层图书馆与行政区室内，the interior view of the administrative areas and the library © Jaime Navarro
▼位于二层的大型工作室，the larger workshop in the first floor © Jaime Navarro
▼室内空间细部，details of the interior © Rafael Gamo / Jaime Navarro
在这个社交媒体疏远了家庭和邻居之间的人际关系的时代，一个与周围环境紧密相连的公共空间显得尤为珍贵。Los Chocolates社区文化中心以及其中的开放空间满足了社区活动、研讨会以及各项参与性活动的需求，提升了社区居民的参与感与幸福感。多用途多功能的空间以灵活的姿态包容了所有可能的活动内容。设计表达出对历史与共同记忆的尊重，并结合当地气候与城市景观，为人们树立了一个社区文化活动中的典范，如同巧克力一般，为La Carolina社区带来了甜蜜与梦想。
Designing a space that closes to its surroundings but has an opening in its corner to a void for the neighborhood to be fulfill with activities, workshops and participative-events is fundamental to us in an age where social media had distanced human relationships between families and neighbors. The conception of a space with multiple uses, flexible and especially versatile for any thing to happen; respecting the memory but above all recognizing the local needs, as well its climate and urban scape were the key sources to imagine some “Chocolates” in La Carolina.
▼夜景，night view © Jaime Navarro
▼总平面图，master plan © Taller ｜Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo｜
▼底层平面图，ground floor plan © Taller ｜Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo｜
▼上层平面图，upper floor plan © Taller ｜Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo｜
▼立面图，elevations © Taller ｜Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo｜
▼剖面图，sections © Taller ｜Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo｜
▼细部构造大样，detail drawing © Taller ｜Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo｜
Project: Community Development Center “Los Chocolates”
Location: Amado Nervo No. 201, corner with Rubén Darío in La Carolina, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
Project Year: 2014-2018
Architectural studio: Taller｜Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo｜
Architects: Mauricio Rocha, Gabriela Carrillo.
Project team: Juan Carlos Montiel, Giordana Rojas, Alma Caballero, Andrés Burguete, Karim Gómez, Arturo Ojeda, Lilia Salgado
Structural Engineering: Ingeniería Estructural Sismoresistente S.A. de C.V.
Structural Engineering Advice: Secretaría de Obras Públicas del Estado de Morelos – Ing. Victor Escobar
Plumbing Installations: Taller 2M Arq
Lighting: Eléctrica Polux, S.A. de C.V.
Architectural Carpentry: Taller ｜Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo｜
Photography: Jaime Navarro, Rafael Gamo
Model: Francisco Ortiz.
Project Area: 1,763 m2 built y 1,023 m2 exterior.
Client: Ministry of Culture of the State of Morelos, Mexico.