Tijuana infoSite, 2005

The R Tj-SD Workshop, consisting of a group of young architects and architecture students from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Tijuana, and led by Mexican architect and urbanist Gustavo Lipkau, was invited by inSite to design the Tijuana infoSite. By inserting an extremely light and formally simple parasitical structure over the concrete sphere housing the Centro Cultural Tijuana’s Omnimax Cinema, the R_Tj-SD Workshop produced an ephemeral architectural appendiege of wood and glass. This concrete sphere known as “La bola” is a cultural landmark of Tijuana. The temporary building with its fretwork floor and ramps was open to the public from August 26 to November 13, 2005.

Curators: Osvaldo Sánchez and Tania Ragasol
Venue: Centro Cultural Tijuana

Gustavo Lipkau
Israel Kobisher Padilla
Carlos Alfredo Augusto Paz Álvarez
Erick Miguel Pérez Martínez
Roxana G. Quezada Arámbula
Norma Angélica de la Torre Melgar

Gustavo Lipkau


Quijada Gutiérrez + Associates

Prodigy Infinitus
The San Diego Union Tribune
The Centro Cultural Tijuana
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes
Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

Individual acknowledgments
Aarón Gutiérrez
Octavio Quijano
Julia Cerrud
Teresa Vicencio
Abril Castro
Daniel Iñiguez
Gabriel Martínez