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墨西哥 哈利斯科阿兰达斯

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建筑和监督:estudio ALA

顾客:Tequila Centinela

地区:墨西哥 哈利斯科阿兰达斯



摄影:César Béjar

Architecture and Supervision:estudio ALA

Client:Tequila Centinela

Location:Arandas, Jalisco, México

Area:540 m2


Photo:César Béjar




The Chapel is found inside a tequila factory, located in the northeast of the state of Jalisco - known to be one of the most religious areas in the 

country and one with the most outstanding contemporary Mexican culture – . This spiritual and social space is a reinterpretation of the mixed 

use spaces that exist in older haciendas and houses of the region, where people used to have a chapel or oratory in their own houses, adjacent 

to the terraces and open covered spaces, where social and family events were commonly held. These spaces were separated or made into a single 

space depending on the occasion and the area needed for the religious ceremony; sometimes being as flexible as to allow to triple their capacity 

into the adjacent spaces.

We intended to create a sensory interaction between spaces, dissolving the edges between the interior and exterior, protected and connected to nature.



The chapel sits on a cantilevered platform, overviewing the lake, the gardens, the factory and the agave fields. The building is oriented in a way 

that its closed walls face the fierce southern and western sun, keeping privacy from the traffic patio. A terracotta tile pathway leads visitors from 

the factory towards the chapel, allowing them to admire the scenery, and enjoy the walk around the lake and gardens, leading them finally into 

the complex.



The low height of its main entrance opening underlines the feeling of intimacy and sanctity. The tall, dominating volume, shelters the visitor 

and frames the sky with its solid and strong presence, allowing light to cast strong and defined shadows into its interior volume, emphasizing 

a spiritual experience. The open space between volumes merges with the region landscape and the covered space frames essential views.



It is with the changeable location of the cross and the opening and closing of doors that we manage to modify the spaces into two main 

options, depending on the size of the space required, either for a religious ceremony or for a hybrid in nature event which could be both, 

a religious and social occasion.



Using local materials: uncooked brick, pink sandstone and terracotta tiles the building blends with its surroundings and a link between the 

people and the building was created.

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