Healing after the earthquake. El Higuerón Park Community Center by AGENdA y Dellekamp/Schleich

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AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura | Dellekamp/Schleich
Architects.- Camilo Restrepo Ochoa, Derek Dellakamp, Jachen Schleich. Project leader.- Francisco Franco.
Design team
Gustavo Hernández, José Manuel Estrada, Mariana Mejía, Juan Camilo Ramírez, Camilo Toro, Helen Winter.
Renderings.- Sana Frini, Samuele Xompero. Lighting design.- Lightchitects (https://www.lightchitects.com/). Landscape Design.- Entorno Taller de Paisaje. Structural Design.- Structural Engineering Oscar Trejo. MEP.- Architect Ubaldo Velazquez.
Total area.- 1,500 m². Built area.- 760 m².

Arquitectos Dellekamp

Dellekamp Arquitectos is an architectural studio based in México DF, founded in 1999 by Derek Dellekamp, graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana, México DF, México (1992-1997).

Dellekamp Arquitectos is dedicated to the development and supervision of architectural projects regardless of scale or program type with a rigorous research methodology. They aim to find unique solutions to the specific conditions of each project in order to maximize its intended budget, image, use, context, and spirit. The coordination and collaboration with various disciplines such as engineering, graphic design, industrial design, environmental engineering, and landscape architecture make up a significant part of their activities, adding value to their team of specialists focused on the accomplishment of integral solutions. Simultaneously, Dellekamp Arquitectos is involved in ongoing architectural research that fosters a laboratory of ideas that can feed our activities. This way, they are constantly a part of the academic and teaching realms, as well as research studies, lectures, publications, biennales, and exhibitions.

Since 2005, Derek Dellekamp is a professor at the faculty of Architecture in the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Universidad Anáhuac. He is also an Invited Professor in Rice School of Architecture in Houston, USA in the University of Texas. In 2014 he was invited as visiting critic to the workshop at the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Void Temple of Pilgrim Route was selected from over 200 participants from around the word, as Highly Commended in the AR Awards for Emerging Architecture 2014 held in London in late 2013. 1st prize in XIX CEMEX BUILDING AWARD in Urbanism category 2010; Ruta del Peregrino has been selected to be part of the Collection of Architecture of the Centre Pompidou in Paris 2010; Winner of CAM-SAM Award Bicentenario al Merito Profesional y Jovenes Arquitectos in Architecture category 2010; Silver Medal for Tlacolula at XI Mexican Biennale in Social Housing category 2010; First place in Sully competition, a proposal curated by Christ & Gantenbein and done in conjunction with a team of international architects in 2010; Earned the scholarship FONCA for his research project of social housing in Mexico 2010; World Architecture Community Awards 3rd cycle, CB30 apartment building 2009; The International Architecture Awards 2008, CB29| CB30 apartment building 2008; Wallpaper Architects Directory 2007; 101 of the world’s most exciting new architects 2007; 1st place in the Chapultepec Educational | Environmental Park, Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico, Derek Dellekamp and TOA taller 2004; Honorary Distinction in the VIII Architecture Biennal Mexico, AR58 apartment building 2004; Honorary Distinction in Jose Vasconcelos National Library Competition in collaboration with Dominique Perrault, Michel Rojkind and Miquel Adria 2003.

Jachen Duri Schleich graduated in architecture from ETH Zurich, 2006. He has Master in Science from ETH, 2006.

Agencia de Arquitectura. AGENdA

AGENdA is an architecture firm founded by Camilo Restrepo (b. Medellín, Colombia, 1974). AGENdA is an optimistic architecture agency committed to create cultural and social value through site specific urban and rural projects and interventions. We are identity providers giving a new sense to space and locality by attending deep rooted cultural values and respecting existing contexts, while maintaining and making use of architecture disciplinary values and challenges such as theory, history and critical positioning.

We intersect  a space between a passionate commitment to teaching and research and the pragmatic and demanding reality of everyday life with clever and resourceful outcomes and results.

We strongly believe in the power of design and architecture thinking understood and practiced as "joining the dots" through specific projects, giving added value and creating comfort no matter the scale, the budget or the conditions.

We are engaged in multi scale projects, ranging from industrial design objects to urban design and rural analysis and site specific projects.



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