Expansion of a utopia of the 40s. Anahuacalli Museum, remodeling and extension by Mauricio Rocha

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Architects
Taller de Arquitectura. Architect.- Mauricio Rocha Iturbide.
Client
Luis Rodrigo Saldaña Arellano and Luis Roberto Salgado Rodríguez - General Fiduciary Delegate of Banco de México Fiduciary in Trust of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo´s Museums.
Area
6.000 m².
Dates
2016 - 2021.
Location
Museo 150, Col. San Pablo Tepetlapa, Coyoacán, CP. 04620 - Mexico City, Mexico.

Taller de Arquitectura. Mauricio Rocha

Taller de Arquitectura / Mauricio Rocha. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Max Cetto Workshop (UNAM) 1985-1990 with Honorable Mention. In 1991 he founded Taller de Arquitectura / Mauricio Rocha. Throughout 30 years of professional practice, he has developed projects of a public and private nature of multiple scales, alternating his work with the realization of ephemeral architecture interventions in art exhibitions, as well as museography.

He has been awarded on multiple occasions individually and as a firm, in 2013 the Faculty of Architecture of UNAM awarded him the Federico Mariscal Chair with the highest recognition of this house of studies for professional practice, in 2014 he received the Emerging Voices recognition granted the Architectural League of New York to 8 architecture firms from America; He has received the first prize and gold medal on two occasions from the Mexican Architecture Biennial, as well as the Quito Pan-American Architecture Biennial (BAQ) and the Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (BIAU), among other national and international recognitions.

In 2019, the French Academy of Architecture awarded him the Médaille d'Or Palmarés, the highest recognition for a professional career. Last year he received the Brick Award, recognition for excellent brick architecture. He has been a fellow and jury for the FONCA Arts Commission, as well as for various institutions, competitions and Biennials. He is a life jury member for the Marcelo Zambrano Scholarship. Member of the National Academy of Architecture and Member of the National Academy of Arts. He has taught at various Universities in Mexico City and given conferences in different parts of Mexico, South America, USA and Europe. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, NY, China, Brazil, Venice, Turin, among other cities and countries; He has also been published in magazines and books such as Domus, 10x10 Phaidon, Arquine, Escala, Summa +, The Architectural Review, The Plan, among others; In 2011 he published his book Mauricio Rocha Taller de Arquitectura.

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