[dropcap]The Entreamigos Centro Comunitario Educativo is a 16,000sq foot educational facility located on Avenida Tercer Mundo, a few hundred meters after entering into San Pancho. Our busy community center hosts the library, computer lab, classrooms, sports and exercise spaces, a gallery, a giant “fridge” cinema room, eco-design workshops, recycling center and re-sale shop! The building itself is fun, beautiful and educational. Please join us for a class, workshop, concert or lecture or just stop in and take a look around.
[/frame_left] In early 2009, Entreamigos was given the rights to occupy and remodel one of the abandoned buildings along the main street. The giant building was originally a milk processing plant that had been sitting empty since the 1970s.
With support and guidance from local sustainable designers and architects, 4 full time laborers and 100’s of volunteers, Entreamigos remodeled the first phase of the facility in six months. The focus was to respect as much as possible the original structure, re-use 100% of any waste created in the process and require that at least 80% of all new construction utilize recycled materials. Children, adults, artists and community members participated in every aspect of the process.
The Entreamigos building has been recognized as a model facility for environmentally responsible design, the integration of natural elements and innovation in the use of recycled materials. Entreamigos is truly a wonder of sustainable design and a great place to visit for anyone!
Currently the Entreamigos facility includes: