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UNAM Library

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Juan O'Gorman
location México, Mexico City
function library
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The modern campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Constructed between 1949-1952 by 150 Architects and technicians it is a showcase of modern architecture. The UNAM Library (Biblioteca Central) was designed by Juan O'Gorman and is heavily decorated with sculpture and mosaics. The southern façade includes two zodiac wheels which describe colonial times and the northern façade represents aspects of Aztec culture. The eastern façade represents the creation of modern Mexico and the western façade Latin American culture in general.

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Street view of this building
Amsterdam, Netherlands 13-Dec-12
Caisec says:
More than just the Library, the context of the functional layout of the whole of the University campus is an exceptional site to anyone...
London, United Kingdom 01-Nov-12
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UNAM Library
Ciudad Universitaria
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday - Sunday: 08:30 - 21:30 / Telephone: +52 55 5622 1625.
How to get there? The Biblioteca Central is located on the grounds of the UNAM. Take the metro to Copilco or Universidad.
Completion 1952
ArchitectJuan O'Gorman
Client Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Project ID 3485
Latitude/Longitude 19°20'00N 99°11'15W
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