Cervantes Theater / Ensamble Studio

© Roland Halbe

Architects: Ensamble Studio
Location: City, Federal District,
Author Of The Project: Antón García- Abril
Associate Architect: Elena Pérez, Alba Cortés
Area: 11,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roland Halbe, Courtesy of  Ensamble Studio

Hegel 516 / FRB Arquitectura

© Kika Studio

Architects: FRB Arquitectura
Location: Polanco, , Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: FRB Arquitectura
Area: 1,400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kika Studio, Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

MEXTRÓPOLI: The First International Festival of Architecture & the City

Building upon its 15 years of experience, the Arquine Conference presents MEXTRÓPOLI, a festival that will position City as an epicenter of architecture and a leader in creative transformation.

MEXTRÓPOLI is a critical project that will encourage and promote culture, urban regeneration, and the artistic heritage of .

MEXTRÓPOLI will host over 30 academic, cultural and tourist activities, held principally in the historic center of the city.

MEXTRÓPOLI invites the public to connect to the city in six different ways:

Latin America’s Top 8 Smart Cities

Santiago, Chile took the top spot on the list. Image Courtesy of Plataforma Urbana

In this article for Fast Company, Boyd Cohen counts down the top 8 smart cities in Latin America. Using publicly available data and his own comprehensive framework to evaluate how smart a city is, he has generated a list which even he admits features a couple of surprises in the top spots. To see the list and discover what each city has achieved to deserve its ranking, you can read the full article here.

Museo Soumaya / FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise
Location: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Ampliación Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11529 , Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Fernando Romero, Mauricio Ceballos
Area: 17000.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Adam Weisman, Raul Soria

Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza

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Architect: Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Location: City, Federal District,
Design Team: Abraham Ornelas, Layla González
Project Area: 450 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Jorge Hernández de la Garza

ITI 68 / C Arquitectos

© Onnis Luque

Architects: C Arquitectos
Location: , Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: René Caro
Collaborators: Jesús López, Alberto Mendoza, José Luis Rojo
Project Area: 1,185 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photography: Onnis Luque

CAP House / Estudio MMX

© Yoshihiro Koitani

Architects: Estudio MMX
Location: , Federal District, Mexico
Project Architects: Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio Del Rio, Emmanuel Ramirez, Diego Ricalde
Design Team: Javier Moctezuma, Erendira Tranquilino
Area: 240 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani

Endomédica Corporate Offices / PRAXIS Arquitectura

© Alberto Moreno Guzmán

Architects: PRAXIS Arquitectura
Location: , Mexico
Project Management: Vicente Alonso Ibarra
Associate Architect: Luis Coll Menéndez
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Fernando Cordero González

Event TAG DF / AT 103

Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola

Architecture: AT 103
Location: Hipódromo de las Américas, Avenida Industria Militar S/N, Residencial Militar, Miguel Hidalgo, 11600 City, Federal District,
Producer: Tania Esparza
Digital Curator: Damián Romero
Project Manager: Jorge Parraga
Year: 2013
Photography: Jose Manuel Espinola, Sarai Chazaro, Cortesia de AT 103, Zony Maya

Plaza del Servicio a la Patria / La Metropolitana

© Luis Guerrero

Architects: La Metropolitana
Location: Campo Militar Marte, Paseo de La Reforma, Miguel Hidalgo, City, Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Itzcoatl
Concept And Architecture: Memorial: Rodrigo Escobedo, Alejandro Gutiérrez, Mauricio Guerrero, Luis David Arredondo, Santiago Itzcoatl
Construction: Mauricio Ceballos, Marco Antonio Severino – TallerA
Structural Engineering: MUCAR
Collaborators: Adriel Macedo, Fernando Bueno, Renata Prieto, María Montiel, Mariana Alfaro, Tania Álvarez, Elena Cruz, Miriam Tochijara, Francisco Montellano, RANDOM Interactive, NUTS, Iván Abreu, Eduardo H. Obieta, Andrés Palma
Area: 49406.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luis Guerrero, Fernando Cordero, Courtesy of Adriel Macedo

Chedraui Santa Fe / Rojkind Arquitectos

© , render by Glessner Group

Supermarket stores have become the last link in the linear and out of consumer sight “farm to fork” chain. For the new Chedraui Supermarket Store in Santa Fe, City, Rojkind Arquitectos proposes that folding the chain onto itself and bringing it into view becomes an opportunity for interactive and educational programs, connection to local markets and a place for community. The proposal comes in response to the company’s desire to launch itself into a new direction offering something more that just groceries and goods; it tries to position the brand in a new market segment not considered to date, to help establish the new sustainable direction the company is trying to achieve and to offer a unique experience to it’s consumers while giving a public space back to the city.

Antonio Solá / Dcpp Arquitectos

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Architects: Dcpp Arquitectos
Location: Antonio Sola, Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, , Mexico
Architect In Charge: Pablo Pérez Palacios, Alfonso de la Concha Rojas
Area: 850 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Onnis Luque

Alfonso Reyes 200 / Ambrosi I Etchegaray

© Luis Gordoa

Architects: Ambrosi I Etchegaray
Location: Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, , Mexico
Collaborators: Gabriel Ortiz, Rubén Oliveros, Miguel Montor
Client: Grupo Desarrollador FG2. Arq. Fernando Guevara
Project Area: 880 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Luis Gordoa

Z53 Social Housing / MAP/MX + Grupo Nodus

© Rafael Gamo

Architects: MAP/MX,
Location: Azcapotzalco, México D.F
Design Team: Isaac Michan, Salomon Cohen, Eduardo Lorenzana
Area: 3,650 sqm
Proyect Year : 2012
Photography: Rafael Gamo

41.26 / GoKo

© Aki Itami R.

Architects: GoKo
Location: City,
Architect In Charge: Jose Martín González M., Christopher Koehn M.
Project Manager: Isaac Guzmán R.
Area: 1,560 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Aki Itami R.

Mercado Roma / Rojkind Arquitectos

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Conceived as a space to house expressions of the rich contemporary and Mexican gastronomic culture, Mercado Roma gives special emphasis to the sense of community and collaboration. Designed by Rojkind Arquitectos and conceptualized by Cadena + Asoc. Concept Design, the space is created to gather selected partners and vendors so they can offer their best products. The space is also designed to favor encounters, exchanges, interactions and relationships making the experience a more meaningful one.


© Ana Eunice Ortíz Pámanes

Location: Ciudad de México, México
Architects In Charge: Arturo Álvarez, Daniel de León Languré, Carlos Ortega Arámburo
Structural Project: Baez Santana, Ingenieros Consultores, SA de CV
Area: 125 sqm
Proyect Year: 2013
Photographs: Ana Eunice Ortíz Pámanes