An assembly house for UMCAMIX
Guadalupe Miramar, a small mountain village in the Mixteca Alta is home to the women´s cooperative UMCAMIX - Unión de mujeres campesinas de la Mixteca. UMCAMIX was created with purpose of helping women find solidarity among each other and strengthen their business skills with the ultimate goal of making them self-sufficient members of their community.
The Team of TU Berlin realized a second storey as a wood construction on the existing pharmacy and local shop. The new building houses an assembly and guest room. In the small garden an open kitchen with comal and a washing facilities were realized. A compost toilet is rounding up the building trio. Staircases and pathways are giving an easy access to the steep grounds and link all elements with each other.