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Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos

Ignacio Urquiza Arquitectos

México, MX

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Escuela Bancaria y Comercial (EBC), Aguascalientes

This project is located in a growing area of the city of Aguascalientes. The unknown future development of the adjoining lots guided the creation of an inward-looking campus. The campus’s compositional and functional strategy lies in the central plaza’s design: a series of concentric rings radiate outward from this large meeting space, giving meaning and shape to the program and use of the project. The courtyard is subdivided by the Learning Center, creating a multipurpose plaza as well as a contemplative garden for the school’s most public activities. A structural arcade creates the perimeter circulations around the courtyards and is followed by the classroom blocks and the project’s general program. The façade or structural perimeter responds to the use and orientation of each of its parts.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Aguascalientes, MX
Firm Role: Design
Additional Credits: Ignacio Urquiza, Bernardo Quinzaños & CCA. In collaboration with Rodrigo Valenzuela Jerez and Camilo Moreno.

Design Team: León Chávez, Fabiola Antonini, Daniel Moreno, Anais Casas, Héctor René Campagna

Structure: Arch. Ricardo Camacho
Engineerings: AKF Group
Lighting: Inlight
Landscape: Genfor Landscaping
Interior Design: Taller Leticia Serrano
Development & Construction: Terral. Begoña Manzano & Jerónimo Prieto