Opening Foro Boca by Rojkind Arquitectos. Sculptural and massive volumes on the beach

Opening Foro Boca by Rojkind Arquitectos. Sculptural and massive volumes on the beach
[Boca Del Río, Veracruz] Mexico
Foro Boca by Rojkind Arquitectos. Photograph © Jaime Navarro
The concert hall building was inaugurated last weekend with a concert by the famous violinist Joshua Bell, attended by representatives of the world of architecture, including the architect Bjarke Ingels as a special guest.
The project designed by Rojkind Architects has been developed and built over the last four years. The project is a massive set of exposed concrete volumes, built on the shore of the beach of Boca Del Rio, Veracruz, a massiveness that reminds us of architectures such as those of Fernando Menis, those of Chileans Barclay & Crousse, Spanish LLPS Architects or especially interesting as those of Raili and Reima Pietilä.

The architectural program includes a concert hall of classical, traditional and popular music for 966 spectators, which also has the capacity to present theater and dance shows, as well as film screenings. The site also has a rehearsal room, which allows the presentation to the public of chamber concerts, small theater, film and contemporary dance performances, with a capacity for 150 spectators.

Rojkind arquitectos.- Michel Rojkind
Design Team
Agustín Pereyra (Project Manager), Artur
o Ortíz, Adrián Aguilar, Sandra Carvajal, Fernanda Casar, Salvador Cortéz, Diego Díaz Lezama, Paulina Elizalde, Rubén García, Daniel Gaytán, Paulina Goycoolea, Jorge González R., Alfredo Hernández, Laura Hernández, Pablo Herrera, Julieta Inclán, Carsten Lemme Andrea León, Félix Mendoza, Gerardo Salinas, Julio Serralde, Alfonso Paz, Cynthia Ponce, Víctor Velázquez, Ditter Vergara, Beatriz Zavala.
Structural Engineer.- EMRSA: Enrique Mar
tínez, Sergio Pérez, Martín S. López, Elsa Serrano, Miguel Ángel Allende, José Mejía, Kevin Cruz, José Martínez Vargas. ACOUSTIC CONSULTANTS.- Akustics: Octavio Barragán, Cristian Ezcurdia, Hugo Garduño, Auerbach Pollock, Friedlander, Len Auerbach, Kevin MacPhearson, Tom Neville. Seamonk: Lincoln Aguirre, Itzel Alba, Cristian Ezcurdia, Jorge Romero. Mep ENGINEER / SPECIALTIES.- Gralte S.C.: Jorge Romero, Daniel Velázquez, Ismael Hernández, Mario Navarro, Germán Muñóz. Lighting consultant.- Artec3: Maurici Ginés, Jose Cardona, Ana Ayala, Carmen Valle, Itzae Cardeña. Rendering.- PRTSARCH: Rojkind Arquitectos
Builder Company
Ingenieria y Desarrollo Arquitectónico S
.A. de C.V. (Ing. Ricardo del Rio Santiesteban)
Design date.- 2014.
Construction date.- 2017
Built Area
5410 m²


Michel Rojkind was born on December 18, 1969, in Mexico City, Mexico. When he was 18, in 1987, he joined Aleks Syntek’s band “La Gente Normal”, as its drummer, with whom he continued playing untill 1999, when the band broke apart, after 12 years and 4 albums.

While playing with “La Gente Normal”, Michel studied architecture and urban planning at the more