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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.

Niños Conarte in Monterrey, Mexico by Anagrama

September 18th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Anagrama

Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico, is best known for its beautiful mountains and strong industrial backbone. In the heart of the city is Fundidora Park, a unique specimen of industrial archaeology (it was previously a massive steelworks and foundry established in 1900). The park is home to extensive gardens, museums, convention centers, auditoriums, theme parks and cultural venues such as Conarte (Council for the Culture and Arts of Nuevo León).

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Entrance hall

  • Architects: Anagrama
  • Project: Niños Conarte
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Software used: Google Sketchup & Autocad

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Cultural center and theater

Conarte reached out to Anagrama with the mission to create a space that would foster a love of reading and learning for children. The children’s library and cultural center was to be inside a warehouse-like building, an untouchable heritage site of the state. Our design proposal needed to take into account the untouchable nature of the building and, in some way, enhance it.

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Reading Platform

The result is a multi-purpose, asymmetrical reading platform meant to simulate Monterrey’s mountainous topography. The bookshelves are not only used as storage, but serve as a dynamic space to play and learn, to fire the imagination and provide comfort while reading. The installation’s colorful and geometric aesthetic contrasts directly with its antique, industrial building, elevating both elements in a cheerful and unique way.

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Reading platform aerial view

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Reading platform detail

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Reading platform frontal view

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Reading platform

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Neon painted roof beams

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Neon painted roof beams and stage detail

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Stage

Image Courtesy © Anagrama, Lighting detail

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