Building upon its 15 years of experience, the Arquine Conference presents MEXTRÓPOLI, a festival that will position Mexico 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 Mexico 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:
Architects: FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise
Location: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Ampliación Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11529 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Fernando Romero, Mauricio Ceballos
Area: 17000.0 sqm
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Adam Weisman, Raul Soria
Architects: Taller de Arquitectura-Mauricio Rocha
Architect In Charge: Mauricio Rocha, Arturo Mera Ortiz, Gabriela Carrillo Valadez
Collaborators: Carolina Velasco
Constructor: Muzquiz y Asociados S.A. de C.V.
Area: 225.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Taller De Arquitectura- Mauricio Rocha
Architects: Zendejas Arquitectos + Marván Arquitectos + Martinez Arquitecto
Location: Calle Francisco Alcocer Pozo, Candiles, Querétaro, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Jose Zendejas Hernandez, Francisco Marvàn Carmona, Rodrigo Marvàn Cuevas, Wilfrido Martinez De León
Collaborators: Jose Zendejas Foyo, Juan Pablo Soto Martìnez, Claudia Tapia Melèndez, Karlo Ivàn Trejo Lòpez
Area: 1,006 sqm
Photographs: Yoshihiro Koitani
Mexico, Switzerland and their constituent art collectors are in a tug-of-war over the coveted professional archive of late, famed hero Luis Barragán – considered one of Mexico’s greatest architects. After his death, the heads of the Swiss furniture company, Vitra, bought a collection of Barragán’s personal designs and images, leaving those in Mexico puzzled as to why the archive ever left the country from which his work is rooted. “It would be as if the ‘rights’ for Frank Lloyd Wright or Louis Kahn were held and managed from another country, ruling over their work and limiting access to the American public.” Read the full article here, “Tug of War Stretches Architect’s Legacy“.