ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city
 
ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city
aug 08, 2012

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city

‘cervantes theater’ by ensamble studio, plaza carso, polanco, mexico city image © designboom

 

 

 

the cervantes theater by ensamble studio is an underground denoted by a large metallic structure that shoots upward into the public square of plaza carso in mexico city. the madrid-based studio started work on the building in 2007 and it’s scheduled for completion  by the end of this year. even in a semi-complete state, the angular, intersecting design (dubbed the ‘dovela’ ) already provides a striking contrast to the organic form of the adjacent soumaya museum.

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city the black metal structure dubbed the ‘dovela’ is used to draw attention to the underground theater image © designboom

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater by ensamble studio image © roland halbe

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater by ensamble studio image © roland halbe

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater by ensamble studio image © roland halbe

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater by ensamble studio image © roland halbe

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ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city construction of the dovela image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city dovela model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city dovela model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city dovela model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city dovela model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city escalators leading down into the theater – the interior of the museum is still under construction and due to be completed by the end of 2012 image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city cervantes theater model image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city floor plan / level 0 image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city floor plan / level 1 image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city floor plan / level 2 image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city floor plan / level 3 image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city floor plan / level 5 image courtesy of ensamble studio

ensamble studio: cervantes theater in mexico city roof plan image courtesy of ensamble studio

project info:

area: 11,500 m²

ensamble studio team chief architect: antón garcía- abril associate architect: elena pérez, alba cortés team: débora mesa, joaquín gallegos, alba beroiz, jaime alcayde, cristina moya, juan ruiz antón, tomaso boano, federico letizia project management: inpros construction company: grupo pc structural engineering company: colinas de buen

  • A see through color glass (green?)on the top of the metal structure would look good.
    Great concept!
    The second structure is a bit bold could use some of the same design then the metal structure,would give some uniformity in all.

    TATTOO-LY says:
  • really beautiful sculptural structure!

    Als says:

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