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The Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard is a Dynamic Green Hub for Queretaro, Mexico

Posted By Y. Van On October 30, 2012 @ 5:30 pm In Architecture,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard, pavilion design, green architecture, passive cooling, passive ventilation, green wall, mexico architetcure [1]

Combining community programs and a youth hostel, the Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard [2]by Jonathan Choe [2] creates a new public green space within the historic center of Queretaro, Mexico [3]. The new plaza contains all the amenities, while the private hostel floats above as a shade canopy for the plaza. What results is a a courtyard-like condition with ventilation, security, views, and a dynamic connection to the plaza below. Natural ventilation and green-wall shading eliminate the need for air-conditioning within the building.

Via UrbanArchNow [2]

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[2] Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard : http://www.urbanarchnow.com/2012/02/permeable-plaza-canopy-courtyard.html

[3] Queretaro, Mexico: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quer%C3%A9taro

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