El Higuerón Park Community Center

El Higuerón Park Community Center

Dellekamp Schleich
Higuerón, Morelos, Mexico
Project Year
Community Centres

El Higuerón Park Community Center

Dellekamp Schleich as Architects

In collaboration with AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura

Program: Community Center

Location: Higuerón, Morelos, México
Status: Under construction
Architectural Project: AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura | Dellekamp/Schleich
Team: Francisco Franco, José Manuel Estrada, Gustavo Hernández, Mariana Mejía, Juan Camilo Ramírez, Camilo Toro, Helen Winter 
Renders: Sana Frini, Samuele Xompero
Ilumination design: Lightchitects 
Landscape: Entorno Taller de Paisaje
Structural engineering: Oscar Trejo

El Higuerón park was the second commission arising from the Infonavit housing institute`s initiative in Jojutla to us. Following the earthquake, severe damage was caused too much of the existing project's structure, which contained various community spaces such as the collectively-run tortillería and teaching rooms for training residents. The major structural damage revealed the important role of a community center for somewhere like Jojutla following a natural disaster of such magnitude. A clear opportunity for regeneration presented itself. The need to heal the wounds of an area revealed the importance of a community center in the civil/civic life of a local community: to heal the site / connect the project to its context, opening up room for a central plaza / clarifying a program and adapting it to the daily life of a community / protecting users from adverse weather / taking a joined-up approach among participants / breathing.

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