For Matter Design
: Project Lead


Sited along the US-Mexico border in the cities of Juárez and El Paso, AquíAquí is conceived of as an outdoor community center. AquíAquí is a grammar of concrete elements that pivot to create an infinite range of possible spatial configurations, producing spaces for programs ranging from the intimate family meal to the public conert.

The massive concrete elements provide a kind of “thermal lag”, cool to the touch during the day and radiating their heat back to the environment at night. AquíAquí is an open-ended infrastructure. Activated through the participation of a community living with the divisions of a geopolitical border, it is a celebration of being together.