White Concrete Pavilion By Materia Arquitectonica Creates An Outdoor Events Space For Historic House

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2004

Thirty-6 slender columns support the thin concrete canopy of this colonnade, which offers an outdoor occasions area for a residence museum on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula .

Montes Molina Pavilion by Materia Arquitectonica

Developed by Mexico City studio Materia Arquitectonica, the Montes Molina Pavilion, frames three sides of a paved courtyard at La Quinta Montes Molina – a historic 20th century property in Merida that has grow to be a museum.

The everlasting pavilion structure was intended to take the location of the canvas tents usually used to host the museum’s occasions.

Montes Molina Pavilion by Materia Arquitectonica

“The client sought a everlasting construction to hold all types of scales of occasions and to increase a a lot more intimate relationship with the present constructing,” explained the studio, which is led by Mexican architect Gustavo Carmona and Puerto Rican architect Lisa Beltran.

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“The columns relate to the trees that surround the home and the balconies of the property,” they extra.


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“The roof reinforces the presence of the emptied space below, contrasting with the reliable nature of the property and connecting with the backyard to its sides.”

Montes Molina Pavilion by Materia Arquitectonica

The pavilion creates a U-shaped promenade, located at the base of a sweeping staircase with ornamental balustrades.

It was developed from white concrete, chosen for its similarity in colour to the facade of the old house.

Montes Molina Pavilion by Materia Arquitectonica

“The light colour resonates with the character of the city and the residence and makes it possible for light and shadow to mark the passage of the sun on its surfaces,” explained the architects.

Montes Molina Pavilion by Materia Arquitectonica

Seams in the cast-concrete panels that make up the slender “knife-edge” canopy highlight its construction method, but at the very same time mimic grooves in the museum’s facade and the gaps amongst the paving slabs below.

Montes Molina Pavilion by Materia Arquitectonica

The canopy is topped by a steel structure that will stabilise the framework in the event of a hurricane.

A canopy contained within this construction can be drawn across the roof of the pavilion to shelter the centre of the courtyard.

Photography is by Onnis Luque.


Project credits:

Style: Materia Arquitectónica (Gustavo Carmona, Lisa Beltrán), David Pompa
Staff: Gustavo Xoxotla, Raybel Cueva, Jorge Covarrubias

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