Gallery: Retrofitted Mexican Entrepreneur Center Maximizes Performance ...

The Incubadora Social ITESM-Bancome social entrepreneurship center in León, Guanajuato Mexico offers an ambitious program in an exquisite retrofitted building that make the most of humble materials. The design’s purpose is to offset the retrofitted building from the bright stuccoed houses in the area, raising the bar for learning while saving energy and building materials at the same time. SHINE Architecture used locally sourced pine and repurposed steel from the retrofit to create the storefront, which unfolds in a welcoming gesture that invites low-income students to come inside.

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