One of the most transcending examples in contemporary architecture in an international context, just like UNESCO has acknowledged by including it in the 2004 World Heritage List. This is the only individual facility that has gained this distinction in Latin America.
A masterpiece by the most renowned Mexican architect Luis Barragán.
Barragán along with Oscar Niemeyer, is the only architect to have won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in Latin America.
Deeply religious, the master filled his works with peacefulness and serenity, using a clearly Mexican formal vocabulary, the expressive tectonic nature of the materials, the sublime use of light and an elaborated yet simple treatment of space.
Espacio Escultórico (spanish for Sculptural Space) is a huge area in the middle of UNAM Cultural Center.
It was opening at the end of the 70’s beginnings of the 80’s, the authorities of the UNAM guided by Guillermo Soberón, he was the rector, they impulse the construction. It was when they decided to create 64 enormous pyramidal pieces around this “volcanic accident”. This way one of the most relevant architectonical pieces of Latin-America arises.
The Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Museum is an exceptional place due to its architecture, design and construction. It is built with the same volcanic stone from the place. It was an idea of Diego Rivera to host his collection of pre-Hispanic art; it was also planned as a City for the Arts, a space that would incorporate painting, dance, music, theater, craftsmanship and ecology. To do this, the central patio was thought as an outdoor theater which is the entry to a gallery and a museum. The building reveals the influence of cultures from Teotihuacan and Mayan civilization combining contemporary elements. It has a wide ecological space that holds local flora and fauna.
Authentic material adaptation of the Manifest of Emotional Architecture from its own creator, Mathías Goeritz, the ‘El Eco’ Experimental Museum has represented from its inauguration one of the paradigmatic spaces of 20th Century architecture in México.
Located in Ciudad Satélite, in the northern part of Naucalpan, Mexico City. One of the country's first urban sculptures of great dimensions, had its planning started in 1957 with the ideas of renowned Mexican architect Luis Barragán, painter Jesús Reyes Ferreira and sculptor Mathias Goeritz.