Canteen, Tamsa Industrial Plant, Veracruz, Mexico – Caruso e Torricella Architetti

Canteen, Tamsa Industrial Plant, Veracruz, Mexico

Program: canteen for 250 people under a structure with a hay roof
Size: 1,200 sqm
Status: completed in 2005

Largely influenced by Cuba and the Caribbean, the “palapa” (a hut built in coco wood and palm leaves roof) is a common method of construction in this region.
The project is a new canteen to be built for a major steel tubes mill, and we thought it would be interesting to introduce the palapa typology in the context of a steel plant to see how it would work with the surrounding mills and office buildings.

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