Paso Moya Message Board
Talca, Chile /Collaborator: Ivan Martinez
The Paso Moya Message Board creates a secondary street front facade, extending the community center’s reach to passers-by, and encouraging communication between neighbors.
Talca had recently fell victim to a devastating earthquake, leaving the city to be partially rebuilt. It became apparent that reconstruction efforts were most successful when the entire neighborhood was communicating with one another as individuals, and as a cohesive group to over arching rebuilding agencies.
This immediate need for a connected community catalyzed the effort to establish the sede sociale as a central node, a hub of information and connections. Considering the existing conditions of the site, the fence was identified as an infrastructure which could be built upon, without losing any of its existing functions.
The proposal achieved several conditions, creating a secondary facade, extending the community center’s reach to passers-by, and encouraging communication between neighbors, with the inclusion of a plot map of the neighborhood.