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The program includes, in addition to the Firemen station itself, a space of consultation and training center open to the public, both activities must be executed separately and never the presence of the visitor should interfere in the work of the firemen.
The design chosen for the station appears towards the outside like a simple high box that it almost disappears after a facade that plays with the context in a game of reflections, floating on the patio of maneuvers and the pump cars parking area; this space extends towards the street or, in inverse reading, incorporates the urban space.
Within the chromed box, both uses are alternated and complemented, organized by planes with holes in different sizes and shapes that allows natural lighting and communicates the different levels. In the case of the main access, the double stair proposed, separated the flow of the employers and the visitors and goes from the level of visitor access to a heliport in the roof. This vertical circulation was complemented by the classic tubes where the firemen descend faster. Thus, making them coexist thanks to the views crossed in the main patio, but without mixing them, the proposed solution is able to resolve both uses - the station requirements and the public areas
Has been working as an architect since 1987, combining this activity with industrial design and teaching.
Bernardo studied architecture at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City where he obtained his first professional degree in 1986. He received a Master of Science degree from Columbia University, New York 1987.
Currently he is Dean of the Architecture School of the Universidad Anahuac, member of the National Academy of Architecture and of the National Creators Fellowship program by CONACULTA. This 2008 he is honored as Chevalier de l?Ordre National de la Legion d?Honneur by the French Republic and recognized as Honorary Fellow by The American Institute of Architects.
The design creativity of Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta has been widely recognized in Mexico as well as internationally, in 1998 he received the first ?Mies van der Rohe? Award for Latin America. In 1989 he received the ?30 under 30? prize from Interiors Magazine, New York, followed by the Latin American Grand Award at the Buenos Aires Biennial in 1993. He has also obtained Progressive Architecture Awards in 1994, 1995 and 1999; Record Houses Award in 1993, awards at the Mexican Biennials in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004,and 2006 and at the Quito Biennials in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004. In the year 2001 he received two Benedictus Awards and in 2002 he was recognized in the I Mexican Design Biennale and received several Quorum design awards for his furniture designs.
In 2002, as part of TEN arquitectos team, he won the international competition for the New Visual & Performing Arts Library in Brooklyn, N.Y. That year he also won the ?Latin American Building of the Year? prize given at the World Architecture Awards, with ?Hotel Habita?.
More than 40 prizes support the work of Bernardo Gomez-Pimienta, who is known for his contemporary vocabulary that unites the aspirations of the modern world with the traditions of his native Mexican culture and environment.
Among his most recognized buildings are the National School of Theater, HABITA Hotel, Insurgentes Theater renovation, the French Youth Center in Lindavista and the Services Building for TELEVISA, all based in Mexico City, as well as the JVC Convention and Exhibition Center in Guadalajara. From 1987 until 2003 he was founding principal of TEN Arquitectos. In 2003 he became principal of BGP Arquitectura a multidisciplinary studio working simultaneously on architecture, furniture and product design where he has been involved in diverse projects of varying scale, stretching from the Americas to Europe.
Influenced by culture and today?s technology his work has changed the way architects are thinking about contemporary design and architecture in Mexico.
Julio Amezcua (Mexico City 1974) Architect by Universidad Anahuac with honors (1999), studied a Masters Degree in Architecture at Columbia University (2001). He began his professional practice at TEN Architects (1997-2000), and SOM in New York (2000-2001). In 2001 founded at103. He has as been a professor at UNAM, Iberoamericana University, Anahuac University (Mexico) and University of Pennsylvania. He is currently visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute (NY). He has lectured at USC, SCI-Arc, Iberoamericana and Anahuac among others Institutions and has participated in several Biennales around the world. In 2000 he received CONACYT and Bank de Mexico Grants for studies abroad; in 2001 he received the scholarship for architecture by the Culture and Arts Council. 2009 ?Emerging Voice 2009? New York Architectural League.
Francisco Pardo (Mexico City 1974) Architect by Universidad Anahuac with honors (1998), studied a Masters Degree in Architecture at Columbia University (2000). He began his professional practice at TEN Architects (1995-2000); CHOSLADE Architecture in New York (2000-2001). In 2001 founded at103. He has been a professor at Technologic de Monterrey, Anahuac University and University of Pennsylvania. He is currently Professor at Iberoamericana University in Mexico. He has lectured at Hong Kong Polytechnic, Innsbruck University, UBA Buenos Aires, and multiple institutions in Mexico, has participated at several Biennales around the world. In 2001 he received the scholarship for architecture by the Culture and Arts Council. 2009 ?Emerging Voice 2009? New York Architectural League.