Friday, January 4, 2008

CinemArte. Mexico City

Art Cinema Complex. Polanco Mexico City
Designer: Gabriel Esquivel
The idea was to build a new art house complex in the Chapultepec Park next to the National Auditorium, in the corner of Reforma Avenue and Periferiferico. The idea was to develop a symmetrical form that is accesed from underneath as the park's landscape leads you into the building's foyer part inside and outside. The materiality of the building was to be transparent and reflective producing a water effect similar to the Chapultepec lake when it refelcts the sky.
The internal organization is composed of a series of surfces that lead you into the theater blobs. one large on and three small ones. The building side that faces the freeway has an enormous screen that projects movie previews all day long.