该项目为两栋尺寸为8.00 x 40.00米的仓储建筑改造，这两栋建筑位与当地最重要的音乐学校相隔两个街区。该建筑的前身是十六世纪修道院，也是受人尊崇获人喜爱的朝圣之地。设计师与业主在将酒厂改造成美食广场的想法上不谋而合。身处繁华的墨西哥中心地带，项目所在地内部却拥有难得的沉静氛围。设计师希望将这种静谧的氛围延续下去，用他们独特的设计语言，连接建筑的古往今来，诉说穿越时空的故事。
When we began to work on this project, the client showed us a warehouse of 8.00 x 40.00 meters, located two blocks from one of the most important music schools in the country, the former convent of XVI Century Dominican nuns of Santa Catalina de Siena, and one of the most beloved, beautiful and visited squares in Morelia: Las Rosas. The client wanted to turn that winery into a gastronomic market, we liked the idea, but most of all we liked the silence that was felt, (uncommon quality in the downtown of a Mexican city) we also thought it was a good opportunity to combine our language with the architectures of the past and to explore the relationship and the dialectic between both.
▼场地环境，view of the space
▼新旧的交汇，the new meets the old
That cellar was, in the middle of the 16th century, the backyard of the house of a wealthy family of the time. However, over time, reforms, ownership changes and different uses of the place, some modifications took place that caused the space to lose its essence. The roof was covered with aluminium sheet, the quarry walls were flattened with cement and a marble and resin floor was placed… very characteristic of the 60s. We thought that the place had lost its soul. The design process began by identifying the most popular and crowded food places in the area. It was easy to discover that public squares were the places where people concentrated to eat; either in a nearby restaurant, on the terraces or simply on a bench in the square itself.
From there, we identified some compositional elements of these places: the axes, the axial routes, the volumes, the sky, the trees, the use of natural materials, and we incorporated them. In the case of the walls, we rediscovered them to configure a similar atmosphere to the one of these squares so that the market attendees felt in a familiar, easy and natural place. Everything antique with architectural value would be rescued, and the new would formally and materially have a different nature: a white and defined nature that would demonstrate its own presence, and its own historical and conceptual moment. With this, we would try to achieve a balance between the new and the old.
▼用纯白定义的空间，a white and defined nature
A tree-lined central avenue was drawn, flanked by two white longitudinal volumes. On each of these, two other transversal volumes were assembled in the form of an inverted “L”, which serve to cover an area of tables at the bottom and create terraces at the top. However, its most important function is to frame, without exclusion, the different layers of architectural history left over the centuries. Also, it is meant to intersect light and space in a way that their presence is emphasized, and they become intangible protagonists of the place.
▼一排树标记的场地中轴线，a tree-lined central avenue was drawn
▼两侧的摊位，he white longitudinal volumes
▼L型体量给予人环视这栋历史建筑的全新视角，a new space for people to view the historic building
▼光影的交错，the light and shadow
▼站在露台环视，view from the terrace
It was gratifying to discover how these simple elements frame the architecture of the sixteenth, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries: the jacaranda, the ash, the sky, the cathedral towers, the wall of the back wall, a pigeon that crosses eventually, some balloon that escapes a child in the church. Without trying to be exaggerated or melodramatic, it seems that everything fits within these frames; the whole universe allows us for expression.
▼灯光下的底层空间，the ground floor with light
▼上层夜景，night view of the upper floor
Project name: MERCADO “CANTERA”
Architect’s Firm: HW-STUDIO
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Project location: Morelia, Michoacán. Mexico
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/4UhQM6e8E7y
Completion Year: 2018
Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 320 mts 2
OTHER TECHNICAL INFO
Lead Architect: Rogelio Vallejo Bores,
Team: Oscar Didier Ascencio Castro.
Collaborators: Bruno Mespullet and Angeles Zambrano
Clients: Oscar Mario Sanchez and Rafael Ochoa Oteiza.
Filmmaker: Rodrigo Yanderall.
Budget: 80,000 usd .
Photo credits: Bruno Gómez de la Cueva.
Photographer’s website: . http://gomezdelacueva.com.mx/
Brands / Products
List of materials and brands (at least 5) used in your project.
1. Interceramic / Faucets Vanity tall white.
2. BOSE / Soundtouch 251 outdoor wireless system white.
3. Tecnolite / KQT Led/01/65.
4. Interceramic / Sink Barbados White.
5. Tecnolite / CTL-8044/CR
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