Mazaronkiari Multipurpose Hall
Mazaronkiari Native Community, Pangoa, Peru · 2014
Multifunctional hall, canteen
In the beginning of the process in 2013, the program required was a canteen for a nursery school, with 30 students. In 2014, the number of students reached 120. Given the new situation, we proposed the construction of a multipurpose space that could serve as classroom, canteen, auditorium, and conference room, with a separate kitchen.
The structure was built with wood, with a system of movable and multi-coloured panels together with louvered panels. By moving the panels 90º, they become tables which allows for the creation of various types of work spaces. The module of the kitchen was built with handmade clay bricks.
A sui generis characteristic of the space is inverted visibility effect. While generally the buildings consist in an inner space from which one looks at the exterior, in this case kids and adults, keen with curiosity, pop up and curiously peek at the interior, becoming participants of the inner life on building, as if it was a public square.
By combining local materials with active participation and contribution of the community, we were able to build a functional space in harmony with the environment, within the initial budget and with the capacity to accommodate 120 children.
Today, the multi-purpose classroom in Mazaronkiari benefits not only the nursery school, but also the parents and the community, who now have a place to meet and socialize after school hours.
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Finalist in X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2016, São Paulo, Brasil