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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Mexican Architecture. We aim to include strong, interesting Mexican architecture projects. We cover completed Mexican buildings and architecture competitions across Mexico.

We have 5 pages of Mexican Architecture Designs with links to hundreds of individual project pages for specific buildings in México.

Mexican Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Mexican Building Developments : A-C

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Mexican Architecture Developments : M-P

Mexican Building Designs : Q-Z

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Architecture in Mexico – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Elena Garro Cultural Center, Coyoacán, México D.F. – 3 Oct 2013
Design: arquitectura 911sc
Elena Garro Cultural Center Building
photo : Jaime Navarro

This building is located in the historical district of Coyoacan in the southern part of Mexico City honoring the memory of the Mexican author. Faced with the task of preserving a heritage-listed house of the beginning of the 20th Century and transforming it into a multi-activity cultural center, the project deals with adding spaces and re-functionalizing the existing building in a contemporary fashion bookstore, an auditorium, cafeteria, seminar rooms as well as reading spaces, both interior and exterior are part of the program for the new Cultural Center.

Jaime Garcia Terres Library, Mexico City – 3 Oct 2013
Design: arquitectura 911sc
Jaime Garcia Terres Library Building
photo : Jaime Navarro

The project is part of the ‘City of Books’, a project by the Mexican Secretary of Culture to acquire the personal book collections of the most relevant Mexican writers and intellectuals of the 20th Century and commissioning architects the design of each personal library to be housed within La Ciudadela, an 18th Century building in the central part of Mexico City.

Vinícola Cuna de Tierra, Guanajuato, central México – 25 Sep 2013
Design: CCA Centro de Colaboración Arquitectónica
Cuna de Tierra Winery Building
photo : Estudio Urquiza

Using the winery’s name as a concept driver (Cuna de Tierra) and its connection to the context, the design process explores the relationship between wine development, the site, the user and the main material in use; poured soil, which indeed completes the necessities required in such program.

Hermosillo Building, noth west Mexico – 27 Aug 2013
Design: TABB Architecture, Architects
Hermosillo Building
photo from architects

“What do you expect entering a building? This space was designed for 3 Metal Mgmt and Laser cutting expert companies. Immediately we knew this background had to be exploited and incorporated with their new image. Every element was designed by the TABB; form the furniture to the rug layout. The metallic ceilings were built by the client in his plant; the result, a hidden showroom. Their services and products featuring the whole design of space.”

Cumbres Doce, Cancun, east Mexico – 21 Aug 2013
Design: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects
Cumbres Doce Cancun
photo : Daniela Rangel

Cumbres Doce is an investment Project located on a great boom-zone in downtown Cancun. It consists of five separate houses, surveillance booth and access control to the housing development.

Casa Gomez, Cancun – 19 Aug 2013
Design: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduna Architects
Casa Gomez Mexico
photo from architect

The project “Casa Gòmez” was developed and built by SOSTUDIO between 2011 and 2012 in the residential area at the Puerto Cancun development. By an approach to the deconstructive architecture, the design is organized by combining interior and exterior areas as a single space through big hidable windows, thus favouring the main views to the canal and the hotel zone of Cancun.

Element Studios México City – Flexible and Spontaneous Work Systems – Award – 7 Aug 2013
Design: Manadaº Architecture
Element Studios México
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“In 30 or 40 years we will be amazed to see how un-livable where the office spaces of today.”
– Jean Nouvel
In the last decades there has been a degeneration of the “Action Office”, a model generated in the 60‘s by Rob-ert Propst, resulting on a series of homogeneous, universal, anonymous and repetitive spaces, which form a deficient spatial response for today’s working space needs.

Recent Architecture in Mexico

Santa Maria del Mar Basilica, Cancun City, eastern Mexico
Design: sanzpont [arquitectura]
Santa Maria del Mar Basilica
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Santa Maria del Mar Basilica – 14 Jun 2013
sanzpont [arquitectura] are an architecture firm located in Mexico and Spain. This is their latest project, the 2nd place winner of the competition for Cancun City Basilica, Santa Maria del Mar.
“When designing a basilica one must offer an official religious public building for the liturgical celebration and the adoration of the lord, a sacred space that provides purity, protection and serenity which by tradition is achieved by a standard of identity, top esthetic beauty, symmetry and proportion.”

House eR2, Zapopan, state of Jalisco, Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, western Mexico
Design: em-estudio
House eR2 Mexico
photo : Ivan Esqueda

House eR2 – 27 May 2013
The project emerged with the idea of taking advantage of the views from the residence to the eucalyptus forest that is located adjacent to the plot. A section is extracted from the volume of the house to create a central patio where an existing Eucalyptus is preserved; and the detached volume generates a body on the side to create the main entrance of the residence.

Foro Ciel, Mexico City
Design: Rojkind arquitectos + AGENT
Foro Ciel Mexico
picture : Jaime Navarro

Foro Ciel Mexico City – 3 Apr 2013
As part of an ongoing collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company, Rojkind Arquitectos together with AGENT worked on the design of Foro Ciel, the physical space which will house the content for the Transformadora Ciel programs. The building emerged from a dull space – flat roof and helipad – into a productive co-working center, surrounded by green areas.

Museo Soumaya
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Soumaya Museum
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Museo Soumaya

Mexican Architecture

Selection of Mexican Architecture, alphabetical:

Arango Residence, Acapulco
John Lautner
Acapulco house
photo : Sara Sackner

Acapulco house
Ave Fenix, Mexico City
at. 103 + bgp arquitectura
Mexican Fire Station
photo : Jaime Navarro

Mexican Fire Station
Campus Biometropolis, Mexico City
Foster + Partners
Campus Biometropolis México
photo : Nigel Young

Campus Biometropolis masterplan
Chapel in Zamora, Michoacán
Di Vece Arquitectos
Chapel in Zamora
photo from architects

Chapel in Zamora
La Estancia Chapel
Bunker Arquitectura
Mexican chapel
photo : Megs Inniss

Mexican chapel
Museo del Acero, Monterrey
Grimshaw Architects
Museum of Steel Monterrey
image from Grimshaw

Museo del Acero building
Museum – Memory + Tolerance, Mexico City
Arditti + RDT Architects
Museum of Memory and Tolerance Mexico
photo : Arq. Arturo Arditti

Museum of Memory and Tolerance Mexico
Nestlé Application Group, Queretaro
Michel Rojkind Arquitectos
Nestlé Application Group Queretaro
photo © Paúl Rivera/

Nestlé Building Queretaro
New Tamayo Museum
BIG + Rojkind Arquitectos
New Tamayo Museum
picture : Glessner Group

New Tamayo Museum building
Ruta del Peregrino Lookout
HHF architects
Ruta del Peregrino
image from HHF

Ruta del Peregrino
Santa Maria housing, Valle de Bravo
Santa Maria housing
picture : Fernando Cordero

Santa Maria housing
Sunset Chapel, Acapulco
Bunker Arquitectura
Sunset Chapel Acapulco
picture : Esteban Suárez

Sunset Chapel
Tori-Tori Restaurant, Mexico City
Michel Rojkind Arquitectos
Tori-Tori Restaurant
image © Glessner Group

Tori-Tori Restaurant
Torre BBVA-Bancomer, Mexico City
RSH+P with Legorreta + Legorreta
Torre BBVA Bancomer
image from architect

Torre BBVA-Bancomer
Torre Cube – Office tower, Guadalajara
Carme Pinós
Torre Cube Mexico
photograph : Lourdes Grobet

Torre Cube
W Hotels, Mexico City + Kanai
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
W Hotel Kanai
rendering :

W Hotels Mexico

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