Mercado picado

Mercado Picado

METALAB Architecture + Fabrication as Architects

We have been retained by Greater East End to design a prototypical market kiosk for the Navigation Blvd. espanade in the east side of Houston. These will be installed along with our Discus system with LED pedestrian lightings and solar generators. They are designed with a perforated sheet metal shell roof that provides dappled light shading while retaining transparency to reduce wind loads. The perforated pattern references the tradition of "papel picado" in the Hispanic culture of the surrounding neighborhood.

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Heydar Aliyev Center
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Heydar Aliyev Center

Cultural Centres
Baku, Azerbaijan - Build completed in 2012
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