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Pilares Pedro Vélez
by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura

PILARES Pedro Vélez by Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura
Photo by Sandra Pereznieto

Pilares Pedro Vélez community centre is located in Iztapalapa, one of the most populated municipalities in Mexico City.

The project is distributed over two floors that are interconnected by a system of platforms, courtyards, bridges and corridors.

It was designed as a public multifunctional space to remove literal and figurative barriers to a meeting point for the community. The structure acts as a recreational cultural oasis in a densely populated area – located on a small plot, the building's open spaces, minimal materials, concrete and steel, and spacious proportions create a feeling of abundance from scarcity to reactivate the social fabric of the neighbourhood.


This project has been shortlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura

Project: Pilares Pedro Vélez

Read more: Rozana Montiel Estudio de Arquitectura

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