The City of Books at José Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City, Mexico

Mega library: built at the end of the eighteenth century, La Ciudadela in the heart of Mexico City houses the largest library in Latin America. The renovation in 2012 restored the building to its former splendour. The new Ciudad de los libros, city of books, embodies an innovative library concept: the architects devoted one room each to the personal book collections of Mexico’s famous great writers. This is where their character is truly tangible; this is where modern design meets the spirit of poets and thinkers.

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ProjectThe City of Books at José Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City, Mexico
ArchitectureJSa Arquitectos, Mexico City, Mexico; Alejandro Sánchez Garcia Arquitectos, Mexico City, Mexico; Bernardo Gómez Pimienta Arquitectura, Mexico City, Mexico
Walter Knoll locationLibrary
Walter Knoll productFoster 502, Jaan
PhotosJaime Navarro Soto, Mexico City, Mexico

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