Friday, February 28, 2014

Central University City Campus of UNAM - MEXICO - UNESCO #1250

The University Campus of UNAM in Mexico City, built in the early 50s is another of those modern architecture landmarks that UNESCO decided to classify as WHS right now, before some "enlighten" mind would remember to replace some building for a new and totally different structure. The thjing that impress me the most are the fabulous murals representing the Pre-Hispanic Heritage. According to the sender, that studies there, this is the best university in whole Latin America - in the postcard we can see the Central Library. Thank you very much Irene and congratulations for having the chance of studying in such a beautiful place. This postcard took 18 days to arrive!

UNESCO #1250 - University Campus of UNAM, Mexico City - MEXICO
The ensemble of buildings, sports facilities and open spaces of the Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), was built from 1949 to 1952 by more than 60 architects, engineers and artists who were involved in the project. As a result, the campus constitutes a unique example of 20th-century modernism integrating urbanism, architecture, engineering, landscape design and fine arts with references to local traditions, especially to Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past. The ensemble embodies social and cultural values of universal significance and is one of the most significant icons of modernity in Latin America.


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