elena garro cultural center @ mexico city

fernanda canales + arquitectura 911: elena garro cultural center

the ‘elena garro cultural center’ by mexican architects fernanda canales and arquitectura 911 renovates an early 20th century home on fernandez

leal street and converts it into a cultural center for the community. the intervention can be experienced in three primary design moves: a boxed
concrete extension meeting the street that frames the original facade of the existing home, a series of exterior courtyards creating an exterior path
for gatherings of various sizes, and a three-storey rectangular volume at the back of the residence that contains a multi-purpose room, storerooms,
and a parking lot on the ground floor.


front entrance in a concrete frame-like structure with the original facade preserved inside
image © jaime navarro


double height book shelving that wraps the interior of the addition
image © jaime navarro

outdoor courtyards between the structure and lush forest
image © jaime navarro

(left) vertical circulation
(right) main library space
image © jaime navarro

exterior walkways and courtyards within the presence of lush vegetation
image © jaime navarro

auditorium
image © jaime navarro
vai: designboom.com
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