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BUILDING
 
 
Biblioteca Central de la Ciudad Universitaria (UNAM)
Mexico University Library
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DESIGNER
 
 
Juan O'Gorman

Gustav Saavedra

Juan Martinez de Velasco

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CONTEXT
 
Relationship with the location
Juan O'Gorman, Gustav Saavedra, Juan Martinez de Velasco, Biblioteca Central de la Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM, Mexico City
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DESCRIPTION
 
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Juan O'Gorman, Gustav Saavedra, Juan Martinez de Velasco, Biblioteca Central de la Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM, Mexico City
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
Mexico
District
Distrito Federal
Town
Mexico City [Ciudad de México]
Address
Edificio de la Biblioteca Central, Circuito Interior, Ciudad Universitaria
 
 
Telephone
+52.(55).5622.1625
Website
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Education buildings
Libraries, archives and documentation centres
Monuments, decorations, furnishings, graphics
Decorations, graphics, painting, murals
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1948 - 1949    
Realisation
1950 - 1956
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AWARDS
 
2007
World Heritage Site
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Rosa María Fernández de Zamora, La historia de las bibliotecas en México. Un tema olvidado, Gaceta UNAM, 2010
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 603 [XII. La terza età: itinerarî degli anni cinquanta-ottanta]
"University library, Mexico City", Architectural Review, november 1953, p. 314
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
Facades sq.m. 4.000
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STAFF
 
Project
Juan O'Gorman
Associate designers
Gustav Saavedra
Juan Martinez de Velasco
Art intervention
Juan O'Gorman
mural: Representación Histórica de la Cultura [Historical Representation of Culture]

Juan O'Gorman, Gustav Saavedra, Juan Martinez de Velasco, Biblioteca Central de la Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM, Mexico City
Construction supervision
Carlos Lazo
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Carlos Valenzuela, Régis Lachaume, Miguel García

Juan O'Gorman, Gustav Saavedra, Juan Martinez de Velasco, Biblioteca Central de la Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM, Mexico City



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