2022

MCHAP

Zapata School

Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX)

Oaxaca, Mexico

August 2018

PRIMARY AUTHOR

Alberto Kalach

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR

Roberto Silva

CLIENT

The project was financed through donations from companies and individuals. The intermediary was the governmental institute INFONAVIT, Mexico's social housing institute.

PHOTOGRAPHER

Jaime Navarro

OBJECTIVE

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CONTEXT

In my visit to the city of Oaxaca after the earthquake, I found a place heavily affected. I found a singular case, a totally broken primary school that fortunately did not collapse. It was striking that the 2 parallel and identical classroom buildings had failed in the same way, but nevertheless, one had important concrete reinforcements in the walls and the other did not! I think then that the force with which the earthquake hits at some points is so extraordinary that there is no structure that can resist. The important thing in any case is that the structures do not collapse and allow people to get out.

PERFORMANCE

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