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Chapultepec Community Centre Chapultepec Park Mexico City, MX Autumn 2004 Professors: Liliana Aguirre FermĂ­n Andrade Ana BarbarĂĄ Oscar Toca

The first challenge to produce a spatial programme. The task was to design a Community Centre in the area of one of the lakes of the urban park of Chapultepec. Part of the comission was to respect the racing track around the shore of the lake and to develop a space to generate community. Being in a strong and particular context gave the idea of emulating it’s essence. An artificial forest gradually appears and creates an open forum while the racing track elevates itself to create the background. Reflections, sounds and nature are the intented game to be played and lived.

Spa and Health Centre TepoztlĂĄn, Morelos. Mexico Autumn 2005 Professor: Fernanda Canales

With a warm climate and stunning views, the town of Tepoztlån (near Cuernavaca) has becomed an important site for holistic centres and spas. The place was originally a plantation, and has its principal access by the highway, three meters above the terrain. The solution came in form of a simple structure inspired in the backbone or spine. The open-air structure serves as a veranda that connects and organizes the programme. This mystic and intriguing wooden promenade is always changing due to the sunlight’s course during the day. The project is inspired in the Alhambra in Spain, taking the essence of relationship between outside and inside, lights, shadows, materials, patios, water and sensorial experience.

Montevideo School of Arts Montevideo, Uruguay Autumn 2006 Professors: Jorge Ambrosi Julio Gaeta Juli谩n L贸pez

Inside a Master Plan to develop the Montevideo docklands area there was a unique building giving the character and personality to the area: the old nineteenth century Central Train Station . This building is decided to serve as the front entrance to the new area. Here it is developed the new School of Arts, intended to be an art central to all South America. The building is decided to be contained in three floating blocks, with three different functions each. The decition to float the blocks is in response to views, air currents and to generate fresh plazas during the summer and sun-warmed plazas during winter. The fist block contains the main auditorium and the adminstriative centre. The second block contains an arts library and facilities for 100 students (dorms, kitchens and leisure spaces). The third block contains a Dance School, a Theatre School with performing centre, a Photography school with facilites, a Painting School and a Sculpture Workshop.

National Conservatory of Music Havanna City, Cuban Republic Autumn 07 Professors: Isaac Broid Daniel Daou Mauricio Rocha

After the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the government built the legendary Art Schools in the area of a golf course at Cubacanan, Havanna City. The site has temporal floodings, extreme humidity and extremely warm climate. There is a refreshing river and a lavish jungle that makes the place unique. As the idea of accomplishing the art campus, there is the task to develop a Conservatory of Music. The quite complex programme is articulated with regional materials, shadows and a close relationship with nature. The organic structure is built over the river to generate fresh climate, while the form was determined by the negative space in the jungle.

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Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg Hamburg, Germany Spring 2008 Professors: Iñaki Echeverría MA COLUMBIA Pablo Velázquez MA AA Guest Proffesors: Volker Halbach MA COLUMBIA Carl Zilich BERLIN Guest Jury: Winka Dubeldam Archi-tectonics NY Hans Christian Lied IBA Hamburg

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Hamburg, one of the raising cities of Europe needs a new modern and sustainable area. The study of cities is as complex and unique as its diversity. Through the use of different textures, colors, and materials in models it have been able to explore the rich range of situations that blend in different points of Wilhemsburg. These have highlighted a great diversity in programs, typologies, and situations, yet a great lack of connection between them. After analyzing this it has been chosen a specific area to reconfigure, hoping to enrich the existing quality of diversity, by reinforcing connections through existing conditions of the island such as water, industry, and cultivating fields, creating a system of activities that strengthens an integrate urban project. The point is to get back to what was one of the characteristics of a city: a production centre. In colaboration with Rodrigo Becerra (UIA), Maria Paz Herrera(UIA) and Eduardo Herrera(UIA).

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The IBA (Internationalle Bauaustellung) as part of its tradition and colaboration with urban development and architects (Berlin 1950’s - Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Saarineen- Berlin 1990’s -Koolhaas, Hadid, Libeskind- presents its new development on the inner island of Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg. Through this effort to build a dialogue about urban conceptions, IBA invited the Iberoamericana University (UIA) to lead a workshop to explore this condition.


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Emergency Housing (Competition) Architecture Week ‘08 Iberoamericana University Third Prize

1.It arrives. 2.Pop-up! 3. It shelters. The whole idea was to made an emergency housing system that could be affordable, environmentally friendly and of easy assembling. The main concept brings a single corrugated paper-cardboard block where all of its parts are integrated as one, in order to make the special delivery easy to do. Almost 90% of the shelter is composed by 100% recyclable materials. Besides the gothic-inspired cardboard structured shelter, it cointains an aid-kit with basic products like sanitary paper, can-opener, swiss blade, blankets and medicines. Thermal insulation, integrated sleeping surfaces and modulation according to family size are some aspects cared due to make the shelter human enough to endure the difficult times.

Urban Prothesis Mexico City, MX Spring 08 Professors: Rosa Agraz Alejandro Hernรกndez Gรกlvez Juan Carlos Tello Velasco

As the result of an extensive urban investigation of the Circuito Interior, a long and extensive system-circuit that articulates the city, there comes the idea of an urban prothesis. The purpose of the system was to articulate zones around the inner city without crossing it. But, as part of the solution, many public spaces became isolated or separated. The reason of the prothesis is to become a piece that articulates this broken spaces and become itself a public space.

Multimodal Station Tepeyahualco, Puebla. Mexico Spring 2009 Professor: Roberto Velasco

Part of a Master Plan to develop a university campus in a rural small town. Sustaintability as a fundamental part of the design equation. Taking this, the result is to find ways of making transportation efficient, finding local construction materials and to be aware local characteristics as climate, wind, vegetation, soil and vernacular architecture. The small town is located in a semidesertic area, nearby to a fir forest. The main focus of station is ability to change to different ways of transportation, including the local ones like horses, donkeys and bycicles. The station is built with local materials as volcanic stone, fir wood, corrugated-tin roof and recycled materials as pallets for the station walls.

Astronomic Centre Tepeyahualco, Puebla. Mexico Spring 09 Professor: Roberto Velasco

Part of a Master Plan to develop a university campus in a rural small town. Sustaintability as a fundamental part of the design equation. The small town is located in a semidesertic area, nearby to a fir forest. Astronomic centres are buildings with some mystical atmosphere. They are the last of their kind of buildings with a connection to nature and the unkown. Since the human context was unexistant, the approach to the site was more a landscape strategy rather than an impositive building. One of the concepts of the building was to be atemporal. To be there and have the sense of a structure that could had been built present day or some ages ago. The materials are quite important as they generate spatial characteristics concerning activities, comfort and techtonics. It is a building that invites the user to explore and discover.

Mexico City Opera House Mexico City, Mexico Autumn 09 Professors: Juan Pablo Serrano Juan Pablo Cepeda

Reforma Avenue, the city’s main axis developed as a housing and office area. The site, a privileged location in the intercourse of Reforma Avenue, Mariano Escobedo and Circuito Interior; the main idea of the building was to create a public facility to cooperate with the area’s diversity. Inspired by icons as The Pantheon and St Paul’s Cathedral, the circular building was developed to unstress and free the area; to create a Pod, as a hinge for the city’s diverse clusters. All the facility was developed as the course main’s objective: to generate accurate and high quality information enough to execute the idea of a complex space.

Bio Adolfo Mendoza Avilés Autumn 2004 - Winter 2009.

BArch Architecure and Urban Planning Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.

Mexico City, Augsut 9,1985.

2001-2004 Upper School IB Diploma (certificate) International Baccaulareatte Organization Colegio Ciudad de Mexico, Polanco

Project, Analisis and Architectural Synthesis Astronomical Centre, Puebla, Mexico. Roberto Velasco

Architecture Week 07 UIA+UNAM+ULSA+Vitra Instructor: Juan Carral O’Gorman First Prize

Autumn 08

Summer 07

Spring 2009-Winter 2009

Project and Environment, Workshop Urban Prothesis, Circuito Interior, Mexico City. Juan Carlos Tello + Rosa Agraz + Alejandro Hernández Gálvez

1998-2001 Middle School Middle Years Programme (certificate) International Baccaulareatte Organization Colegio Ciudad de Mexico, Polanco

Studio 21: Shelter Me Competition UNESCO + Felissimo Spring 07

Boutique Hotel Design Competition UIA + Corev Casa Roma First Prize

Project, Society and Culture, Workshop Iztapalapa, Mexico City Julio Amezcua + Tatiana Bilbao + Elías Cattan + Gonzalo Elizarraras + Arturo Ortíz

Architecture Week 08 Universidad Iberoamericana Third Prize

Autumn 06

Spring 2008

Project, Society and Culture, Workshop UIA + IBA, Imaginary Boundries: Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg. Iñaki Echeverría + Pablo Velázquez.

Project and Technology, Workshop School of Arts; Montevideo, Uruguay. Jorge Ambrosi + Julio Gaeta + Julián López Architecture Week 06 Universidad Iberoamericana Instructor: Santiago Cirujeda First Prize

Autumn 2007

Project and the City, Workshop National Conservatory of Music, Havanna, Cuba Isaac Broid + Daniel Daou + Mauricio Rocha

Spring 06

Housing Workshop One Hundred Dwellings at Oaxaca Mexico Axel Arañó + Isaac Broid + Fernanda Canales + Julio Gaeta + Mauricio Rocha

Experience Adolfo Mendoza Avilés December 2009 - Present.

Diseño Distrito Federal

Industrial Design and Architecture Partner September 2007 - June 2008.

Efecto Verde A.C.

Architecture / Sustainable Design Internship / Freelance February 2007

Gaeta Springall Arquitectos



Spanish (Native Language)

Autodesk AutoCAD 2004-2010

English IB Diploma Higher Level Grade 6 IELTS (British Council): 7.5

Google Sketchup PRO Google Sketchup Layout Google Earth

French Niveau 2 Alliance Française du Mexique

Maxwell Render 2 Podium Renderer Kerkythea Renderer Autodesk 3D Studio Max 9

January 2007

Adobe Creative Suite 4: Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe Flash Adobe Premiere Adobe Fireworks Adobe InDesign

Architecture Workshop Voresby Competition, Carlsberg Brewery

Apple iWork: Pages Numbers Keynote

Summer 2006

Microsoft Office 2009

Architecture Workshop


Alter Arquitectura

Architecture Workshop Torre Pani

Work Portfolio / Adolfo Mendoza  

Work Portfolio- Architecture and Urbanism. Adolfo Mendoza Avilés / Universidad Iberoamericana 2009.