The RIA rural Project (Red de Innovación y Aprendizaje) is conceived as a model that could be adapted and reproduced throughout Mexico. Three walls positioned within the landscape organize the program. The first wall contains the administrative program, the second wall contains the educational programs, and the third wall contemplates contains the services and a more flexible program that responds to specific needs of each community.



Model for reproduction – flexibility of a diagram
The model is conceived like a Venn diagram, where each wall generates a radio of action. The placement, extension and orientation of each wall adjust to each site without losing the general scheme. As a result, the model allows for specific response from site to site, from community to community, without losing the general spatial organization of the model

Materiality – hard and soft
Concretes frames that are then refilled with the materials available in each location generate each wall. Programs are then attached to the walls in lighter materials (wood and plastic). The result is an architecture of bones that give the school its structure, plus an architecture of muscles that can grow or be removed is the school requires it.

Ivan Hernandez Quintela + Mateo Riestra + Claudia Rodriguez + Tania Rodriguez + Andrea Joller + Erik Kobayashi


Ramiro Chaves