2022 results

Domus Peepem
by Kiltro Polaris

Domus Peepem by Kiltro Polaris Ach
Cesar Bejar

Kiltro Polaris has created a development that seeks to reverse the effects of social and economic decline brought by the effects of nature in the city of Cancun.


The project is the latest in a series of interventions in a neighbourhood in the city of Cancun which, through new housing schemes and the incorporation of public space, aims to recover a swath of urban fabric. After Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the neighbourhood suffered considerable damage, which led to the abandonment of many homes and detonated a high degree of urban and social decline.

The central idea of these interventions has been to construct sustainable buildings that integrate rather than distance, embrace a social vocation and perform, simultaneously, on a local and global scale.

Set on a new land use parcel, it comprises four levels of collective housing that allow inhabitants to integrate into a consolidated neighbourhood. The project is linked to the public space through commercial premises on the ground floor, while the first three levels contain homes with balconies, designed to maintain a close link with the public space below. On the top floor, there is a final dwelling, smaller than the others, with a common space for a swimming pool.


This project has been longlisted in the housing project category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Kiltro Polaris

Project: Domus Peepem

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