HHF architects: ruta del peregrino construction
HHF architects: ruta del peregrino   construction
jun 16, 2010

HHF architects: ruta del peregrino construction

construction of the ‘ruta del peregrino’ by HHF architects all images courtesy HHF architects

construction is progressing on the ‘ruta del peregrino‘ lookout point in the state of jalisco near guadalajara, mexico. during holy week about 2 million people walk along the pilgrimage path.

designed by swiss firm HHF architects the platform is built out of cast concrete. its round shape was developed as a formal anticipation of the people’s movement throughout the space. the asymmetric arched openings provide access to an open hall which is covered by the platform above.

in 2008 the municipalities wanted to provide pilgrims with permanent service areas and invited a team of international architects to design various parts such as shelters and lookout points.

HHF architects: ruta del peregrino   construction the inner walls

the inner walls are a shifted repetition of the primary facade in four tangential circles between which the two staircases define a route up to the platform and back down. the only exception to the curved shape is a brick wall with a cross-shaped opening in the most protected part of the building serving as an intimate room for resting and prayer.

HHF architects: ruta del peregrino   construction the path from a distance

HHF architects: ruta del peregrino   construction the lookout point from a distance

HHF architects: ruta del peregrino   construction section view

HHF architects: ruta del peregrino   construction artistic rendering of site plan

  • very clever and beautiful!

    thierry lacoste says:

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