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Dun(e): a building, a meeting place by Atelier Matias Mosquera

Project name:
Architecture firm:
Atelier Matias Mosquera
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tools used:
Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop
Principal architect:
Matias Mosquera
Design team:
Matías Mosquera, Camila Gianicolo, Cristian Grasso, Lucia Ayerbe Rant
Lucia Ayerbe Rant
Atelier Matias Mosquera
Built area:
1000 m²
Site area:
650 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
In preogress
Commercial, Public space

Atelier Matias Mosquera: A building that strengthens the exchange and creates landscape.

In the coastline of the province of Buenos Aires an array of coastal dunes spreads between the pampean plains and the Route 11. In that space by the gates of Costa Esmeralda stands the sole commercial plot: a geographic nexus between preexisting facilities (the church, administration, parking) of differing designs.

The challenge consists in simultaneously linking surrounding functions and enhancing the essence of the site: Previously levelled by the parking lot Dun(e) revives the point of origin of the sand formations. An icon which subtly rises as an expression of its surroundings. But function mandates significant operations, delving half a story downwards to edify two levels within for two reasons:

futuristic curvy building with green roof

Scale: Dune respects it ́s environment's scale.

Crystal-clear circulation: Generate a flow simplifying access to commercial premises.

Lastly, the sand from the excavation fills the roof: Dun(e), a building, a Meeting Place.

The landscape was designed based on sustainable premises that make an important contribution to urban ecology as from the use of local species, so we built a micro urban patch made by native plant communities.

 a public space with curvy roof

public building surrounded by trees

futuristic building in Argentina

Dun(e): a building, a meeting place by Atelier Matias Mosquera

spiral staircase in the central courtyard

rooftop of the building with green plants

spiral staircase and central courtyard

architecture diagram concept process

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By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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