moncayo club house

mexico city, mexico

program

club house with multi-purpose room, play room, outdoor swimming pool & gymnasium

area

894 m²

year of design

2016-2019

location

mexico city, mexico

a building compensating the side effects of a sleeping city.

moncayo club house is a community center for a typical middle class sleeping city in the outskirts of mexico city. on a social level, the project is an attempt at giving back some of the urbanity a sleeping city usually does not offer; it intends to bring people together and thus fulfills their needs of community life. the building is strategically located at the entry point to the neighborhood, serving as a recognizable landmark for inhabitants and visitors alike. it’s all about openness and not seclusion, by stimulating urban integrity. esthetically, the project is a contrast to the well-known single-family housing typologies, but also to the colorful earthy containing walls of its surroundings through both; form and use of materials. disposing of a clear volumetric language, the entrance arch is undoubtedly an esthetical element, but it converts into an architectural container for the community center’s specific use of a gym (located within the arch), kid’s playroom and pool area on the entrance level and a multipurpose room in its basement, all connected by several terraces.

acknowledgements

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concept diagram

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first floor

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gym

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credits & colaborations

moritz melchert director / rubén jiménez aybar strategy director /  rené cruz project coordinator / armando román creative director / adair linares architect / guillermo lópez architect / andré torres architect / andrea trejo architect / aníbal gonzález architect / edith lópez architect / maría carballo architect / santiago olguin architect / marice angulo architect / abraham mena visual artist / onnis luque photography

simplicity in architecture

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