Del Bosque Cultural Center | Centro Cultural del Bosque

Del Bosque Cultural Center


Client: Mexico’s Ministry of Culture
Typology: Cultural
Location: Chapultepec, Polanco, Mexico City
Size: 900 m2
Status: Built
a l 911 Team: Saidee Springall, Jose Castillo, 
Ernesto Lomelí, Carlos Ledezma, Humberto Castro, Akemi Sato, Edgar Romero, Facundo Savid
PhotographyPim Shalkwijk

Centro Cultural del Bosque


Cliente: Insitituto Nacional de las Bellas Artes
Tipología: Cultural
Ubicación: Chapultepec Polanco, Ciudad de México
Superficie: 900 m2
Año: 2013
Estatus del proyecto: Construido
Equipo a|911: Saidee Springall, Jose Castillo,
Ernesto Lomelí, Carlos Ledezma, Humberto Castro, Akemi Sato, Edgar Romero, Facundo Savid
Fotografías: Pim Schalkwijk

Project Description:

This project has two components: del Bosque Cultural Center environment improvement and the Julio Castillo Theater’s lobby transformation.

The CCB environment improvements included the construction of a covered walkway, the transformation of the Plaza Angel Salas and the parking located to the west of the set, lighting and signage through trails and the restoration of the fountain “Childhood”, built by the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez.

The lobby of the Julio Castillo Theater was modernized, improving its performance. On the north side, a new piece of exposed concrete hosts a ramp and stairs and a new sluice for acoustic and light insulation. In the lobby, the central staircase was removed because it occupied so much space, and floors, ceilings and lighting were transformed in order to give a neutral character to the space.


Two side stairs made in tzalam wood improve access to the top of the theater and appear as elements whose material contrasts with the neutral white. These actions seek to be complemented in the future by other improvements in the complex in order to gradually transform this important cultural site.

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