IMDOSOC

IMDOSOC Chapel

Architecture

Client: IMDOSOC
Location: Mexico City
Status: Built
Year: 2004
Project Design: a | 911 + Marnhos
Design Leaders: Saidee Springall, Jose Castillo
Design Team: Iván Cervantes, Juvencio Núñez
Photograph: Rafael Gamo

Project Description:

This project is an extension for the Mexican Institute of Social Christian Doctrine (IMDOSOC), which includes a new vestibule for the auditorium, a small chapel, a library, a book deposit and two small classrooms. It is inserted in a very small site, almost 33 ft wide, between two existing buildings that have blind solid walls. Originally the program included one façade and the roof to obtain lighting, however,

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our proposal was to develop a cubic volume where different forms were sculpted to obtain the most lighting possible. This way, the buildings section is where the program is enriched, the chapel is illuminated through a series of interior chimneys and the reading room and library have double ceiling heights.

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