the avila pavilion by cotaparedes arquitectos sits in the garden of a rest house on the outskirts of guadalajara, jalisco, mexico. designed with a capacity of 200 people to host events of different purposes, the building seeks to be as respectful to the environment as possible.

 

 

cotaparedes arquitectos have built the structure to be efficient with the resources used to facilitate its execution, which included standard-size steel, aluminum, glass and sheet cover. the building was was modulated to 3mts, using PTR type columns where the armors that give form to the cover rest. a gap in the roof allows wind to circulate freely through the space, while it also helps in the interior acoustics.

 

 

the roof extends 1,5 meters on all sides to protect from excess lighting and form a sheltered perimeter where the user can walk around the pavilion and admire the gardens. the largest surface of the roof is oriented towards the north and the smallest towards the south. two stereotomic pieces were designed that resolve the kitchen and bathroom services and at the same time give the space a formal character that seeks to be as transparent as possible to integrate with the garden. the aesthetics of the accesses is framed by the gap play of the covers made of white ribbed sheet prepared to reflect the heat as much as possible.

 

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