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Dellekamp Arquitectos | Derek Dellekamp & JachenSchleich
José Manuel Estrada (project leader), Alice Seban, Gustavo Hernández, Eduardo Cabral, Benoist Rouel-Brax, Laura Alonso, AntoineVaxelaire, Javier Ramírez, Valentina Sánchez
Alameda Central, Ciudad de México.
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171 m²

Derek Dellekamp, Jachen Duri Schleich. Dellekamp + Schleich

Dellekamp + Schleich is an architectural firm based in Mexico City, founded in 1999 as Dellekamp Arquitectos by Derek Dellekamp, an architect from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico (1992-1997). The studio was renamed Dellekamp + Schleich with the addition of the architect Jachen Duri Schleich as co-director. The studio is dedicated to the design and supervision of architectural projects of any scale or program through a rigorous research methodology. They study each case to find precise solutions to the different realities in this way we maximize the intentions of budget, image, use, context, and emotion of each project.

Dellekamp + Schleich 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 has been a professor at the faculty of Architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Universidad Anáhuac. He is also an Invited Professor at Rice School of Architecture in Houston, USA at the University of Texas. In 2014 he was invited as a 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 world, 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.



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