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The best architects in Mexico

We present you some of the best artists dedicated to the construction that have made the most emblematic buildings of our country.

Enrique Norten

Enrique Norten, Hon. FAIA was born in Mexico City where he graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana with a degree in architecture in 1978. He received a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Cornell University in 1980.

In 2005 he received the World Prize for the Arts “Leonardo da Vinci”; One year later, TEN Arquitectos received an Honorable Mention from the American Institute of Architects, the Prize for the Artistic Expression of the “José Limón” Dance Foundation, in New York.

 

Rutgers Business School, Location: Piscataway NJ, Architect: Enrique Norten, TEN Arquitectos

 

Ricardo Legorreta

From 1948 to 1952 he studied the degree in Architecture at the National School of Architecture of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and works in the workshop of José Villagrán García until 1960, the year in which he founded his office in partnership with Noé Castro and Carlos Vargas. His style is characterized by the application of contemporary themes to the traditional architecture of his country.

Main works: Camino Real hotels, Renault plant in Torreón, Televisa offices, Papalote Children’s Museum in Mexico City, MARCO Monterrey Contemporary Art Museum and the remodeling of the Chapultepec Zoo.

 

Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City, Mexico
Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City, Mexico

 

Luis Barragán


Luis Ramiro Barragán Morfín (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, March 9, 1902 – Mexico City, November 22, 1988), better known as Luis Barragán, was a Mexican engineer and architect of the twentieth century, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 1980 Among his works are the Casa Gilardi, the Faro del Comercio, the Jardines del Bosque neighborhood and the Torres de Satélite monumental sculptural complex.

Today the House of Luis Barragán, where he lived until his death in 1988, is a House-Museum that hosts exhibitions and various cultural events and belongs to the Government of the State of Jalisco and the Tapatía Luis Barragán Architecture Foundation. The House, built in 1947 is a representative work of contemporary architecture and is recognized since 2004 by UNESCO (World Heritage List). It forms part of the modern architectural style and integrates traditional and vernacular elements.1 In the Casa – Estudio you can visit different exhibitions, such as Ricardo Regazzoni ‘s.

Casa Luis Barragán
Casa Luis Barragán

 

Teodoro González de León

Teodoro González de León (Mexico D. F., May 28, 1926 – September 16, 2016) was a Mexican architect and painter. Among his works are the National Auditorium, the Bella Época Cultural Center, the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, the Arcos Bosques I and II towers, the National Pedagogical University, the Contemporary Art University Museum and the Reforma 222, Torre 1 and Centro Financiero buildings.

Most of his work is concentrated in Mexico City, carried out for decades together with Abraham Zabludovsky (1924-2003), conserving both important offices and collaborating in society on a practical level.

An internationally renowned architect was congruent with a broad vision of the modern movement, convinced of the aesthetics of abstraction. Author of large works many of them in Mexico City, famous for the use of concrete chiselled into huge minimalist blocks that imposed a characteristic stamp on all his works. Some authors call it a brutalist.

Founder of a stream of architectural thought consummated in Mexico based on the honesty of the material, the simplicity in the composition and abstraction. His work makes a genuine involuntary reference to great examples of pre-Hispanic architecture such as Teotihuacán and Monte Albán.

 

MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo)
MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo)

 

Juan Sordo Madaleno

He was born in Mexico City in 1956 and studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana from 1947 to 1979 and since 1982 serves as general director of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos S.C.

In 2010, his Andares Shopping Center project was awarded the Excellence Award, as one of the 10 most outstanding developments in the Americas by the Urban Land Institute and this year he received a prize from the Mexican Association of Interior Designers (AMDI) for his outstanding professional career.

Palacio de Justicia
Palacio de Justicia

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