UNAM / Mexico City

The Central Library (1952) at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) by Juan O’ Gorman, with Gustavo Saavedra amd Juan Martínez de Velasco. Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral created the UNAM campus master plan. Over 60 architects were involved in designing the campus.   

UNAM was built on the site of the Xitle volcano, which erupted around 100 AD. Lava rocks from the volcano were used in in the construction.
The sprawling campus is monumental in scale--in that cold modernist sort of way.

The Rectorate Tower (1952) by Mario Pani, with Enrique del Moral and Salvador Ortega

Mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros

El Pabellón de Rayos Cósmicos (1951) by Félix Candela, with Jorge González Reyna

It was built as a Neutron measurement laboratory. Now it seems more like a hangout.

Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) (2008) by Teodoro González de León

The Sculpture Space is an incredible collection of large-scale works from the 1970s and 80s. 
It's a bit of a hike.


Helen Escobedo

Manuel Felguérez

Mathias Goeritz