Spain's Cultural Center (CCE)
The project takes advantage of its location in Mexico City´s historic center
by generating an urban passage through the Cultural center, allowing pedestrians to cross from Guatemala Street to Donceles Street.
The Cultural Center Expansion totals an approximate of 4,000 m2 of program distributed over 5 levels and 2 basements, providing new spaces for activities hardly enforceable within the original facility.
The new program focuses on 4 main
activities; performance space, exhibition gallery, seminar rooms, screenings
These programs are complemented with an archaeological museum
located in the basement. The ruins of a pre-Hispanic house found during excavation remain
The façade, made of concrete and Corten steel louvers, seeks to create a dialogue with the surrounding historical buildings by reinterpreting the colonial proportion vain - empty and generating height transitions between immediate adjacencies.
A series of terraces and ramps
connect to the existing building consolidating the Spain´s Cultural Center as a single entity with great vitality and multiplicity of activities.