Location Plaza de la Revolución, Ciudad de México
Project date 2009
Associate Architects JTLU Arquitectos
We are commissioned to generate overall programming and visuals for the urban renovation of Plaza de la República, which holds the Monument to the Revolution, and its surroundings. The proposal is later developed and implemented by the city’s government. On an large urban level we propose a rail transit route connecting a suburban train depot and site of the future National Library to the Zócalo, Mexico’s main public space, touching several points of interest along the way. Land use changes are planned for an adjoining area. Locally, the proposal included underground parking, a slanting plaza for large scale events and gatherings, water features, a new central elevator for the monument, the renovation of a famous Jai alai venue, and the extension of the footprint of the pedestrian plaza to include Calle de la República and Ponciano Arriaga Street. Many parts of our proposal were actually built.