In the town of Morelia, Mexico, HW-Studio turned an old winery into a gastronomic market. Mexican studio combined its contemporary language with the architectures of the past, exploring possible relationships and dialectics between both. That existing building was the backyard of a residence. However, over time, reforms, ownership changes and different uses of the place, some modifications took place, causing the space to lose its essence.
HW-Studio identified some compositional elements of these places: axes, axial routes, volumes, sky, trees, natural materials, and they incorporated them into a new project, trying to achieve a balance between the new and the old. The project formally and materially has a different nature: a white and defined nature that demonstrates its own presence. Its most important function is to frame, without exclusion, the different layers of architectural history left over the centuries.
- Mercado Cantera
- HW-Studio – Rogelio Vallejo Bores
- Design team:
- Oscar Didier Ascencio Castro
- Bruno Mespullet e Angeles Zambrano
- 320 sqm