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Published: Monday, November 13, 2006

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Juarez Complex, Mexico City

With the specific task of regenerating the historical centre of Mexico City, the architects boldly conceived of this mixed-use complex as a series of open spaces, passages and plazas, crowned by two brightly coloured towers to house government offices.

By: Legorreta + Legorreta Architects

Architecture-Page | Juarez Complex, Mexico City, Mexico by Legorreta + Legorreta Architects
View of the Vicente Roja fountain from the Plaza Juarez, extending upto the back of the restored temple of Corpus Christi.

The design of the fountain consists of a water mirror of 114 x 98 feet with more than one thousand red concrete pyramids that in addition to the movement of water generated by a series of air injectors between each pyramid turns into a great fountain full of movement. The fountain leads to various other works commissioned from a number of artists to bring back the tradition of public art that was once popular in the city.

Architecture-Page | Juarez Complex, Mexico City, Mexico by Legorreta + Legorreta Architects
The Vicente Roja fountain at night

Credits

  • Text: Courtesy, the Architect
  • Photographs: Paul Czitrom, Luis Gordoa, Jose Ignacio Gonzalez Manterola, Lourdes Legorreta & Arturo Garcia Campos.
  • Compiled by Suprio Bhattacharjee

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