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Biblioteca José Vasconcelos
José Vasconcelos Library
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DESIGNER
 
 
Alberto Kalach

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
Mexico
District
Distrito Federal
Town
Mexico City [Ciudad de México]
Address
Martinez de la Torre Eje 1 Norte/Aldama
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2004     project winner of competition
Realisation
2005 - 2007
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Raymund Ryan, "Alberto Kalach in Mexico City", The Plan 25, aprile/april 2008, "Letter from America" pp. 33-50
Mercedes Daguerre (ed.), "Alberto Kalach. Biblioteca José Vasconcelos", Casabella 761-762, dicembre 2007-gennaio 2008/december 2007-january 2008 [Biblioteche oggi], pp. 48-63
Miquel Adrià, "L'arca primordiale come giardino della conoscenza", Casabella 761-762, dicembre 2007-gennaio 2008/december 2007-january 2008 [Biblioteche oggi], pp. 48-53 (48-63), 170-171
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CLIENT
 
 
Conaculta (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes)
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site mq. 38.091
building mq. 37.000
auditorium mq. 1.000
offices mq. 2.000
storage mq. 977
greenhouse mq. 2.000
external area mq. 2.652
botanical garden mq. 26.000
Capacity
500.000 books (current)
2.000.000 books (max)
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STRUCTURES
 
 
EMRSA
Enrique Arriaga, Martínez Romero
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STAFF
 
Design team
Gustavo Lipkau, Juan Palomar, Tonatiuh Martínez
Collaborators
Emmanuel Ramírez, Ignacio del Río, Tami Tamashiro, José Luis Reyes, Héctor Módica, Bolivar Garrido, Ivan Ramírez, Gabriel Ortíz, Roland Oberhofer, Paola Acevedo, Alejandro Castañeda
Interior design
Adriana Leon, TAX
Landscape design
José Maria Buendía, Carlos Murillo, Teobaldo Eguiluz, Jardin Botánico UNAM
 
 
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