PUNTA MARQUÉS SEA CLUB

128 ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN + KONTRAST

 

Acapulco is one of the first's ports and in Mexico and shipyard during the colonial era, form where naval expeditions departed to new territories like the Phillipines, Baja California or Peru. With this historical background and its nearness to Mexico city, Acapulco became one of the tourist world meccas during the second half of the XX century.
Two bays structures the sea front to the Pacific Ocean, Acapulco Bay and Puerto Marqués, in memory of the Valley Marquis, the conqueror Hernán Cortés.
The building is located in the convergence of both bays, a cape named Punta Marqués.
The cape provides two frontages, one heading the Pacific Ocean and the other side the bay which access the sea just like an ancient fortification. The new building becomes an Open Balouart.

Fernando Tepichin. Alejandro Polo. Jorge Herrera

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