Hñähñu Multimedia Center / Aldana + Sánchez

Curated by Clara Ott
MIXED USE ARCHITECTURE, APARTMENTS, CULTURAL CENTER • OCOTZA, MEXICO
Architects : Aldana + Sánchez – Ingenieros Arquitectos
Area : 92 m²
Year : 2019
Photographs : Marcos Betanzos
Manufacturers : Graphisoft, Interceramic, Moctezuma
Lead Architects : Miguel Aldana, Patricia Sánchez, Thania Palma
Design Team : Diana Díaz, Andrea Molina, Alberto Landero
Clients : Exatech
Engineering : Juan Aras, Claudi Jean Baptiste, Alberto Hernández.
Collaborators : Sandra León, Jessica León, Edgar Álvarez.
City : Ocotza
Country : Mexico

© Marcos Betanzos

Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Hñähñu Multimedia Middle mission consists of making a multipurpose room to offer technological providers utilizing the higher ground of a rural home. The architecture seeks to create a public place to assemble folks of various ages round its media actions: cyber café, gaming, and cellular phone providers; this system additionally consists of an residence with unbiased entry, the bottom ground housing was wrapped with a lattice as a base for the building.

© Marcos Betanzos

This work is situated within the Ex Hacienda Ocotzá neighborhood in the neighborhood known as Julian Villagran, Ixmiquilpan municipality, Hidalgo State. This rural settlement within the Mezquital Valley has an indigenous Hñähñu inhabitants (Otomí) and has lower than a thousand inhabitants, most of them migrants in the USA. The idea is a terraced gazebo with curtain partitions to make the most of the views and the local weather of the valley, the architecture is domed with semi-circular arches in reminiscence of the colonial stays.

© Marcos Betanzos

Experimental development programs have been developed for Catalan vaults, brick partitions, and lattices armed with concrete nodes; hybrid development mixes artisan masonry with a metallic structure to combine cultural themes into the productive lifetime of the inhabitants, this modest vacation spot seeks to place the laggard group on the map to rescue the previous hacienda that has not but been registered.