Location: Guzman City, Mexico
Guzman ́s cathedral was constructed in the mid-20th century and lost one of its towers in the earthquake of 1985. Almost all cathedrals in colonial cities in Mexico have an esplanade in front for social and religious occasions. In Guzman a street crossed right in front of it so our project intended to recover this public space of social interaction. Given the hot climate and the lack of shade, fountains were embedded in the pavement to refresh during the day and to be a spectacle at night. The design for the pavement was an abstract interpretation of the concentric circles formed on puddles by raindrops.