Equatorial Sundial

Award Design

The Challenge

The Jardín Misión San Adrián is located in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The project was awarded  by the IV Bienal Latinoamericana de Arquitectura de Paisaje in 2019.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award and ceremony was completely digital, but the winners, which happen to be the owners of the garden and architects behind the amazing project, wanted to remember that moment of emotion and gratefully celebrate the benefits of nature through a physical award.

The Output

The “Misión San Adrián” garden is a natural space in total synchrony with the rhythm of cycles and natural phenomena with a notorious manifestation of the seasons. Playing with the sun, learning about the architect's memories and exploring the garden, led to the design of an equatorial sundial + award.

The award design is a symbolic appropriation of the characteristic landscapes of the Mexicali, Baja California region: The agricultural fields, the desert and the intervention of the sun as the main natural resource of the region.

A metaphor that celebrates work, change, constancy and passion that are reflected in passage of time in the garden itself.

The Process

Sundial fabrication process

Materials: Rusted Metal and Granite
Client: Peimbert Family