Picture: LGM Studio – Luis Gallardo

Written by Mónica Arellano | Translated by Antonia Piñeiro

The architecture of cultural centers in Mexico has gained relevance in recent years. There has been a growing interest in providing spaces for recreation and education, transforming them into urban landmarks that attract visitors from all over the country year after year.

The architectural program of these buildings typically includes libraries, workshops, exhibition halls, theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, gyms, and outdoor spaces that promote culture among their inhabitants. In this way, cultural, social, and community centers exhibit characteristics that categorize them as structures aiming for enhanced integration and well-being within communities at various scales.

Indeed, the fundamental social activities that take place in these centers have sparked the interest of architects and urbanists who, through various examples across Mexico, explore different possibilities in terms of programs, forms, and materials, resulting in spaces that connect with their surroundings. Keep reading to discover the complete list.

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