// august, 2010 //
a10studio’s MAC published in MARK Magazine issue no.27
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About the Agriculture Museum of Culiacan Project:
One of the most internationally recognized emblems of Mexico, and particularly of the State of Sinaloa, is its agricultural production. The state of Sinaloa is known as the “granary of Mexico” because it is the producer of a big variety of food. Its efficient fields have become national leaders in their yields. Because the economy of Sinaloa is sustained by its agricultural activities, the project seeks to recognize it and promote it, through a project that displays objects related to branches of technology, history of agriculture and agronomy as well as agricultural ways which sustain the economy of Sinaloa.
Through the creation of the Museum of Agriculture the city goverment tries to allow the public to learn more about the forms of production in the locality, while recognizing both the agricultural practice as such, and those who make possible such a noble activity.
Agriculture industrializes, the landscape urbanizes.
In our proposal outside is as important as the inside. There are no objects and an external reality, but a continuum between forms that wrap and un-wrap, that close and open, that focus and serve as a focus. The architecture as this, expanded in reality, in the middle, through the environment, is an extension. The environment in which it appears is a field.
We present 3 key strategies for the development of the project:
The spectacle of nature and city become now comparable.
– An ecology where sustainability means interaction.
– Where Nature is is also artificiality.
– Where the landscape is topography.
– Where energy is information and technology the vehicle to development.
– Where development is recycling and evolution is genetic.
– Where environment is the field.
– Where retain involve always intervene.