Architects: BROISSINarchitetcs Location: Coyoacán, Mexico Design Team: Gerardo Broissin, David Suarez, Alejandro Rocha, Enrique Guillen Collaborators: Rodrigo Jiménez, Mauricio Cristóbal, Ruben Zepeda, Luis Muñoz, Erik Guzman, Jose Luis Durán Sara Villanueva, Juan Carlos González, Elizabeth Salinas, Juan Manuel Vargas, Pamela Moreno General contractor: R+A. Coordinación Acoustics: Saad Acústica Scructural engeneer: Ing. Armando Serralde. Ing. Nabor Castillo Landscaping: a10Studio + Entorno Taller de Paisaje Lighting design: Satélite Iluminación Civil works: Macinter Images: BROISSINarchitetcs
Inspired in the movement of a conducting baton, the building design is composed of 5 concrete roofs moving up and down in harmony to give shape, space and light to the project. Each roof represents the lines of a pentagram, always straight, constant and parallel until thecomposer intervenes. We are looking forward to create a project that lives for the trees as the trees will live as a part of it, we cannot think about a dark and traditional hall when the project is being developed in such a beautiful forest located in Coyoacán, Mexico, a unique place that has to be exploited in a good sense. The volume opens and closes as tree branches with the wind, letting the sun rays pass through , creating a fantasy parade in the middle of the shadow´s mystery.
We want the visitors to discover the project through each step they make, the natural and artificial. They will walk around the space with their minds clear, looking, watching, feeling how the hall is more than just concrete and steel; walking through is an invitation to the reflection and harmony, is an invitation to discover the magical world of music. The building was born to be the cradle of the new Mexican music, reason for which will involve you inside it, it´s shape turns into the angles of the acoustic, it is not a whim, it is not fashion, it is just the sound traveling through the wind, going around each space, each seat, each corner, giving shape to every dream, to every song, giving shape to The Roberto Cantoral Music Hall.