Trade Fair Complex

  • Location: Mendoza, Argentina
  • Typology: Institutional
  • Completion: 2014
  • Surface built: 25.100 m2

Mario Corea
Marcelo Ranzini
Eugenio Tioni

Alba Casanovas
Jaime Fernández
Emiliano Millán
David Pérez Martí

GEA Ingenieros. Pedro A. Gea

PGI Grup Ingenieros de Instalaciones y Asesoría en Sustentabilidad

In spite of the fact that the site for the project is located in Mendoza's main municipal park, the winning proposal is based on the role of the building in the construction of the city, rather than approaching the project as an isolated object in the middle of a green zone.

The building is conceived as a series of modules that are placed along a pedestrian street. Each of these modules is composed of an open area and a covered area both of which are used as exhibition spaces. Along the pedestrian street there are services such as restaurants and restrooms, as well as the main entrances to the exhibition spaces.

The green strip between the surrounding housing and the fair building has been maintained, articulating the relationship between the two. By acting as a threshold, this area of the park facilitates the transition between the residential area and the trade fair zone.