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24/06/2015

Estudio MMX, pavilions for Friend Cultures Fair

 

Mexico City’s Plaza de la Constitución, known as the Zócalo, was in May the venue of the Friend Cultures Fair of 2015. The local firm MMX Studio – Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio Del Río, Emmanuel Ramírez, and Diego Ricalde – designed the 6,000-square-meter temporary facilities needed to hold the cultural and gastronomic event in which over ninety countries participated. Three radially arranged sheds formed shade-providing arcaded thresholds which accommodated the international stands, fragmented the square, and led visitors towards the central forum. The ephemeral pavilions, easy to assemble and reusable, are made with a triangular scaffolding system covered with canvases, strung up between metal beams to create the impression of a folded origami-like volume.

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