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Distrito Fijo DFCC

Location: Colonia Juárez, CDMX Year: 2015 Construction: 85 m2 Team: Pablo Pérez Palacios + Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, Miguel Vargas, Carlos Macías, Nancy Estevez Photography: Rafael Gamo / Camila Cossío

Distrito Fijo CC is a retail project in Colonia Juárez, Mexico City. The architectural approach consists in generating a continuous path that connects three different activities within the same retail space; they are a coffee shop, a bicycle showroom and a bike repair workshop. The project seeks to work as a meeting point for all the biking community of the area and promote an alternative use of transportation in the city.

The project opted for the use of neutral and apparent raw materials such as concrete, pinewood and metal work in the architecture and fixed furnishings, which makes the bicycles and gear stand out. The architectural scheme is divided in three half-levels in plan and section. The coffeeshop is located on the ground-floor plan in immediate contact with the pedestrian walkway. On the first floor is the bike shop and showroom, which also serves as a common dinner space where people come together once a week to enjoy film displays and open discussions. Lastly, we encounter the bike workshop and repair unit in the upper level.