New way to discover the species. National Pavilion of Biodiversity by Fernanda Ahumada + FREE

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Fernanda Ahumada + FREE.
Project team
Karen García Villegas, Christiane Salem, Francisco Román, Alejandro Marin.
Executive project development.- Reactiva Arquitectura — Laura Dominguez + Ana Paula Herrera.
Lighting project development.- ILWT.
Built.- 11,780 m.²
Land:.- 17,117 m².
Completion year.- 2022.
UNAM, University City, Mexico City, Mexico.
Aluminum and facades.- IASA.

Fernando Romero EnterprisE. FR-EE

Fernando Romero EnterprisE. FR-EE a global architecture and industrial design firm founded by Fernando Romero with offices in New York, Mexico City, Madrid and Shenzhen. FR-EE's commitment is focused on translating historical, social, economic, and environmental contexts into contemporary urban destinations, earning critical attention, and attracting millions of visitors while generating a positive impact on cities and communities. In the last 20 years, FR-EE has executed and proposed projects in a large number of countries with different programs and contexts, from museums and office buildings in dense urban centers to the monumental New International Airport in Mexico City.

Fernando Romero, Honorable FAIA * is recognized as one of the leading architects of his generation. He was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the 2002 World Economic Forum, one of the 50 Most Influential Designers by Fast Company in 2012, and became an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2013. Among his awards are the Bauhaus Award and the Red Dot Award 'Best of the Best'.

Fernanda Ahumada de Toledo

Fernanda Ahumada de Toledo is an architect from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (2014) with honorable mention and winner of the Abraham Zabludovsky Award for architectural composition in 2014 for her work “Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl High-Performance Sports Center.”
With a twelve-year career in large-scale commercial and housing projects for Grupo Carso, Fernanda seeks to capture in her architecture a reinterpretation of the public-private relationship of a building and its integration into the urban space, applied to commercial, cultural, and mixed uses projects.
She participated in the reconstruction program of the Carlos Slim Foundation, with the preparation and coordination of education, housing, and health projects for those affected by the earthquakes in 2017, concluding her participation in the program with the reopening of the GEA González Hospital tower in 2022.
Committed to cultural and scientific dissemination, she participated in the conceptualization and project of the National Biodiversity Pavilion for the UNAM Institute of Biology between 2020 and 2022.
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