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Feria Internacional del Libro Guadalajara
FIL Mexico UK Pavilion 2015 Building, Mexico – design by Carmody Groarke Architects
29 Jan 2015
Feria Internacional del Libro in Guadalajara
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Design: Carmody Groarke, architects
CARMODY GROARKE ARCHITECTS TO DESIGN UK PAVILION AT 2015 GUADALAJARA BOOK FAIR
Feria Internacional del Libro 2015 in Guadalajara
The British Council today announced that London-based architectural studio Carmody Groarke will design the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) in Guadalajara, Mexico, the largest Spanish-language literary festival in the world. The UK will be Guest of Honour at the 2015 festival which takes place from 28 November to 6 December 2015.
The festival will be part of the 2015 UK-Mexico ‘Dual Year’, a bilateral initiative launched to build, strengthen and celebrate the growing connections between the UK and Mexico across multiple sectors, including the arts and creative economy. The Year of the UK in Mexico 2015 will be the biggest celebration of British creativity in arts, culture, innovation and business ever to take place in Mexico with events and projects across the country. In the UK, the Mexican government is preparing a parallel programme of events that will introduce British audiences to the energy and talent that modern Mexico has to offer.
Pavilion in Regent’s Place designed by Carmody Groarke Architects, for reference:
photograph : Luke Hayest
Catering simultaneously to book industry professionals and the general public, FIL Guadalajara has become the most important Spanish-language publishing industry gathering in the world. More than 1,900 publishing houses from 43 different countries participate, alongside nearly 700 authors and over 750,000 visitors. It has also become one of the most important cultural festivals on the American continent.
Carmody Groarke has previously built several award-winning event pavilions, including for Studio East Dining, Skywalk and at Frieze Art Fair. Their design for the UK pavilion at Guadalajara will need to accommodate a range of uses including a retail space for a bookselling partner, a business area for publishers, exhibition spaces and an informal area for literary and music events. The Publishers Association is a key partner in the project and will be leading a large delegation of industry professionals, while the British Council will be assembling a similar delegation of writers from the UK.
David Elliott, British Council Head of UK in Mexico 2015, said: ‘UK-Mexico 2015 gives the United Kingdom a unique opportunity to define and reinforce its relations with Mexico across a wide range of sectors including the literary and visual arts. Guadalajara will be a highlight and the culmination of our programme this year, and will showcase the high-quality, innovative, diverse and welcoming nature of British culture, both to Mexico and to the wider Latin American region.’
Vicky Richardson, British Council Director Architecture, Design, Fashion, said: “We were impressed by Carmody Groarke’s inspired response to the brief, which relates sensitively to the context of the Book Fair and also proposes a bold, flexible structure. The pavilion will be the platform for the British literary programme at the Fair as well as representing British design excellence and innovation.”
Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke at Carmody Groarke, said: “We are honoured to be selected by the British Council to design the Guest of Honour Pavilion for FIL. We see this as an opportunity to make the UK pavilion a centrepiece for congregation, exhibition and debate within the book fair.”
Feria Internacional del Libro 2015 Guadalajara – Building Information
About the British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.
They work in more than 100 countries and our 8,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes.
The British Council is a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publicly-funded grant provides 20 per cent of their turnover which last year was £864 million. The rest of their revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, such as English classes and taking UK examinations, and also through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All their work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.
About Carmody Groarke
Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke founded Carmody Groarke in 2006 after meeting at the offices of David Chipperfield Architects. The studio works on a diverse range of commissions in the UK and abroad for private, commercial and cultural sector clients. Completed projects in London include a studio for British artist Sir Antony Gormley, the 7 July Memorial in Hyde Park, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) new Architecture Gallery and Frieze Art Fair London, 2011 – 2013. Current projects include the Windermere Steamboat Museum in the Lake District, a rare books library for the Royal Horticultural Society in London, and the refurbishment of the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. Since 2006 Carmody Groarke has been recognised by architectural awards including the Building Design ‘Young Architect of the Year Award’ (YAYA), the Architectural Review ‘Emerging Architecture Award’, the D&AD ‘Yellow Pencil’ awards for Spatial Design and Exhibition Design and several RIBA National, Regional and Special awards.
For further information about Carmody Groarke please visit www.carmodygroarke.com
About the Publishers Association
The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers in the UK. Membership is comprised of over 100 companies from across the consumer, academic and education publishing sectors. Its core service is representation and lobbying, around copyright, rights and other matters relevant to members, who represent roughly 80% of the industry by turnover. www.publishers.org.uk
Feria Internacional del Libro Guadalajara information from The British Council
Carmody Groarke, London : Architecture Studio
Website : Guadalajara
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Architecture in Guadalajara
Another Guadalajara architecture project on e-architect:
Torre Cube Guadalajara
Design: Estudio Carme Pinós
building photograph : Lourdes Grobet
Torre Cube Guadalajara
Another Guadalajara building project on e-architect:
Hotel Centro Guadalajara
Design: e+i studio
picture from architects
Guadalajara Hotel Building
La Estancia Chapel Mexico
photo : Megs Inniss
Mexican Condo Tower
image from architect
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Website : Guadalajara