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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

New High School Campus for the Cultural Institute in Tamaulipas, Mexico by Taller Veinticuatro

February 19th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Taller Veinticuatro

It has been decided to create a series of worlds and environments that occur throughout the school, a great variety of spaces for participation and privacy, where the individuals can develop personally and collectively. Water mirrors, wooded courtyards, and lush gardens screen intellectual activity. Innovation becomes a mean of inspiration for the men and women to be formed.

Main Facade : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro 

  • Architects: Taller Veinticuatro
  • Project: New High School Campus for the Cultural Institute of Tampico
  • Location: Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
  • Program: Education
  • Architects: Ulises Zúñiga, Graciela López, Gabriel de la Torre, Hanni Paz, Luz Sánchez
  • Collaborators: MADMOR
  • Type: Private Competition
  • Organizer: Cultural Institute of Tampico

South Facade : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

The T-shaped plot and rugged topography were decisive for the intervention premises. The parking lot exploits such topography to reduce excavation and to optimize the use of space. The structure has been resolved simply and totally modulated, which added to the use of apparent materials shows the proper optimization of the resources.

North Facade : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

It was determined as the most optimal scheme for the program the one with two intercepted and rotated volumes. The complementary areas are developed all along the plot, performing filtering functions which allow a gradual transition between public and private zones. The classrooms are rotated for optimum environmental conditions.

Windowed Facade : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Lacking the institute of a representative element, the chapel over the entrance square becomes the new icon that will vibrate in the collective memory. It will generate high quality public space in an area with an important vehicular impact, providing a new vision to the city development as well as generating a large space for interaction and coexistence.

West Facade : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

The auditorium, planned to be built in a second phase, represents the students’ efforts and accomplishments, a sports icon, a new message, an offer, and a development opportunity for Tampico’s youth.

Contrast Facade : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Its bioclimatic design and the use of sustainable technologies reduce the environmental impact. Water recollection, energy-saving cross-ventilation systems, and natural lighting in all the area, make the Cultural Institute of Tampico become a Natural School…
… a Jesuit School, an Integral School

Cobblestone Esplanade : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

South Facade : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Classrooms : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Main Stairs : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Classroom interior : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Library : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Laboratory : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Starcaise detail : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Art Room : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Secondary Stairs : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

Library : Image Courtesy Taller Veinticuatro

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