169 Amsterdam / JSa

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Architects: JSa
Location: City, Federal District,
Design Team And Interiors: Javier Sanchez, Juan Reyes, Aisha Ballesteros, Ingrid Ramos
Project Area: 3,625 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of JSa

FR43 / Alter Arquitectura

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Architects: Alter Arquitectura
Location: , Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Juan Carral
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Onnis Luque , Luis Gordoa , Courtesy of Juan Carral

Fatima House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza

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Architects: Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Location: , Federal District,
Design Team: Abraham Ornelas, Javier Pichardo, Carla Celis
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza

Cineteca Nacional S. XXI / Rojkind Arquitectos

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Architects: Rojkind Arquitectos
Location: Eje 1 Poniente (Av. México-coyoacán), Xoco, Benito Juarez, 03330 City, Federal District,
Founding Partner: Michel Rojkind
Partner: Gerardo Salinas
Project Team: Gerardo Villanueva, Barbara Trujillo, Alfredo Hernández, Diego Leal, Andrea León, Rodrigo Medina, Philipp Schlauch, Beatriz Zavala, Birgit Hammer, Juan Manuel Ortuño, David Stalin, Alonso de la Fuente, Rafael Cedillo, Arie Willem de Jongh, Victor Martínez, Adrian Aguilar, David Guardado
Media: Monique Rojkind, Cynthia Cardenas, Dolores Robles, Rosalba Rojas
Area: 49000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul Rivera, Jaime Navarro

Carlos Marín and José Muñoz-Villers Claim First Prize in Mexico City Urban Planning Competition

Plaza. Image Courtesy of José Muñoz Villers Arquitectos +

A design team led by Carlos Marín and José Muñoz-Villers has claimed first prize in Mexico City’s “La Merced” competition for their masterplan proposal to re-conceive the popular marketplace, Plaza Central La Merced. The team’s design, which beat out about 100 other entries, proposed the realization of a new public square to centralize pedestrian activity and to anchor strategies for urban revitalization, such as the reclamation of local heritage sites, the careful manipulation of natural elements, and the installation of urban furniture as a means for placemaking.

Archivo: A Cultural “Exoskeleton” for Mexico City by Zeller & Moye

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To be completed in 2016, ‘Archivo’ is an open space designed by Zeller & Moye in collaboration with FR-EE that will house a vibrant mix of cultural/design activities, with each floor given a different function. Designed as an “exoskeleton” that opens to its context, ‘Archivo’ aims to enrich the cultural and social life of City.

More on the project after the jump.

The City of the Books and the Images / Taller 6A

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Location: Plaza de La Ciudadela, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, , Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta, Alejandro Sánchez
Area: 25,450 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jaime Navarro, Courtesy of Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta

Richard Meier Unveils 180-Meter Tower Development in Mexico

Reforma Towers. Image © Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners has unveiled the “Reforma Towers,” a 40-story, mixed use development planned for City’s historic Paseo de la Reforma. Comprised of two high-rise towers, clad in Meier’s signature white concrete, the new development will bring high end office, hotel, and retail space, as well as restaurants and a fitness center to the city’s distinguished Boulevard upon completion in 2015. 

Siqueiros Public Art Gallery / arquitectura 911sc + Esrawe

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Architects: arquitectura 911sc, Esrawe
Location: 3 Picos 29, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, 11550 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Saidee Springall del Villar, Jose Castillo Oléa, Héctor
Design Team: Iván Cervantes, Arturo Carreón
Area: 75.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Moritz Bernoully

Cervantes Theater / Ensamble Studio

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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

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Architects: FRB Arquitectura
Location: Polanco, City, Federal District,
Architect In Charge:
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 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 city.

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

, 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

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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: , 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

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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

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Architects: Estudio MMX
Location: , Federal District,
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

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