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Habitat ITESM Leon / SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura

Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Architects: SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura Location: León, México Design Team: Salvador Ferreiro, Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Rubén Vázquez, José Zermeño Photographs: Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Antorcha Bicentenario / José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez

Courtesy of José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez
Courtesy of José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez

The bicentennial torch, designed by José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez, is inspired by the mural depicting the social struggle of Mexican independence by Jose Clemente Orozco in which the leader of the independence, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leading the insurrection by tightly grasping a flaming torch. The structure manifested from this image by the architect is a 45-meter tall element emphasizing the main entrance into León, Guanajuato, México. More information and images after the break.