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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.

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Week 1

first days on the construction site

Week 2

second week

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NETWORK

ACADEMIC PARTNERS
CoCoon - contextual constructionTechnische Universität BerlinArchitecture, Landscape ArchitectureUrsula Hartig
Students
CLIENT
UMCAMIX - Unión de mujeres campesinas de la MixtecaMagarita Lopez Lopez
COLLABORATING ORGANISATIONS
Funding, Logistics, Project Implementation, Research, TeachingOpen Space Collective - Department for Landscape Construction
Logistics, Project ImplementationCAMPO - Centro de Apoyo al Movimiento Popular Oaxaqueño A.C.
COLLABORATORS
Jan Thiele (Craftsmen)
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ACADEMIC FACTS

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE(S)
Architecture 12 Students
Landscape Architecture 8 Students
Wood Engineering 2 Students
ACADEMIC LEVEL(S)
BAMA
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TECHNICAL FACTS

SITE/ STRUCTURE DIMENSION
Building: 300 cbm, Site: 200sqm
BUDGET
Material25000
Labour2500
In Kindtools, accomodation & food on construction site
Other BudgetDAAD scholarship for student flights
PERIODS
Project Start:2008
Year of Completion:2009
Planning Period1 year
Design Period4 months
Other PeriodDocumentation: 3 months
COMMENTS
Construction phase: 7 weeks Documentation: 4 months
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