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The International Architecture Festival in Mexico City
Mexico Architecture News - Mar 03, 2017 - 01:33 13133 views
Mexico City is ready to welcome architects, urban planners, designers, students, tourists and all people interested in visiting Mextropoli-the International Festival of Architecture and City, which will take place in the downtown area of the Mexican capital, from March 11th to March 14th.
Multiple venues have been assigned for this festival, as there will be different activities scheduled during the four days of the festival, some indoors, such as workshops, conferences, exhibitions and lectures; and some others outdoors, like guided architectural walking tours, installations and pavilions.
Among the international architects invited to take part in this festival are Francis Kéré, recently appointed to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017; Peter Zumthor, Pritzker Prize 2009; Reinier de Graaf, director of AMO, the Think Tank of OMA; and Junya Ishigami, from Junya.Ishigami+associates as well as Odile Decq, Jane Drew Prize Winner 2016; WOHA, Aga Khan Prize Winner 2007-Singapore, and many more...
As a warm up, some cultural activities will take place in the city on March 9th and 10th.
Mextropoli positions Mexico City as the most important and diverse scenario for thinking, creating, designing and enjoying the city by encouraging creative, critical and participatory exercise through conferences, dialogues, workshops, routes, exhibitions, pavilions and activities. Outdoors activities create the most vibrant city in America.
Mextropoli is the only forum in Latin America that gathers in 4 days more than 52,000 people designing city: students, citizens, professionals, tourists, creative, public servants, artists, opinion leaders and experts generate knowledge, exchange and a new vision of city through architecture. This is the fourth time that the Festival takes place in Mexico City.
All images courtesy of Mextropoli.
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