Glass House from Puerto Morelos, wins the architecture biennale of the Mexican Caribbean


It was selected for its quality and contribution to architecture

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The architect colleges of the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Chetumal, and Cozumel, in conjunction with the Federation of Colleges of Architects of the Mexican Republic (FCARM), celebrated the Third Biennale of Architecture of the Mexican Caribbean with the participation of 42 architectural works and awarded the gold medal to the Glass House, located on the Ruta de Los Cenotes in Puerto Morelos.

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The architect Alfredo Solorio Molina, president of the College of Architects of the Riviera Maya and host of this edition of the biennale, thanked the participation “of the federation and the four sister schools of the state for the realization of this contest that fulfilled the objective to be a showcase to recognize the quality and essence of the architecture of the Mexican Caribbean ”.

The president of the FCARM, Aldo Paul Ortega Molina, and the secretary of Sustainable Urban Territorial Development of the state, Carlos Ríos Castellanos, on behalf of the governor Carlos Joaquín González, presented the highest award of this biannual contest in the category of sustainable architecture from the office of the architect Daniel Cota Tirado, author of Glass House, a glasshouse in the middle of the Mayan jungle with avant-garde architecture, selected by the qualifying jury for its quality, impact, social significance and contribution to architecture.

“I would like to say that there is another tourism that you have to look at in the state. Not only the beautiful beaches, but there is also another part that we can take advantage of and that is the jungle. I think you have to turn to the jungle and sustainability because there is much to take advantage of nature, “said Cota Tirado, winner of the gold medal.

Glass House is located in the municipality of Puerto Morelos, it is promoted on Airbnb as an example of a “glamping experience” and is for rent at $2,864 pesos per night.

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The president of the FCARM congratulated the participants of the biennial and recognized the high quality of the projects presented, which speaks well of the architectural work of the Mexican Caribbean. “We Mexican architects should be proud of what we are doing. With our daily work we are building a better Quintana Roo, a better Mexico and a better quality of life for our communities, ”he said.

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In this Third Biennial of Architecture of the Mexican Caribbean, 42 works were registered and nine honorable mentions were awarded: OCEANA, Copal Tulum, Funeraria Playa del Carmen, Amaka, Bungalos Tulum, Casa Abierta, CASA 7, Restaurante Cachito and Meet Point.

They were awarded silver medals: Brava Estudio, Huachinango 36, Aldea KAA, Hotel Casa Agape, and Casa MP. Participating categories included interior design, sustainable architecture, mixed-use vertical building, multi-family housing, hotels, and single-family housing in projects and works located in Cancun, Tulum, and Puerto Morelos.


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