Teopanzolco State Cultural Auditorium

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture
Firm LocationMexico, Mexico
CompanyIsaac Broid PRODUCTORA
Lead ArchitectIsaac Broid + PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Víctor Jaime, Wonne Ickx y Abel Perles)
Design TeamGerardo Galicia, Pamela Martinez, Josue Palma, Alonso Sanchez, Rosalía Yuste, Antonio Espinoza, Diego Velazquez, Gerardo Aguilar, Jesús Minor, Juan Pablo Perez, Oswaldo Delgadillo, Mariana Toro, Valeria Alvarado y Eitan Vazquez
ClientSecretary of Culture of the Morelos State

The Auditorium is organized around two
elements, a triangular building that contains the
building’s public programs (lobbies, services, box
office, cloakroom, auditorium) and the platform
surrounding it that contains the service and
operation zones (dressing rooms, storage,
workshops, etc), including a multipurpose black
box theater.

The horizontal platform surrounding the
triangular building serves as a viewing area for
the archeological zone and towards the city. This
grand plinth contains a series of patios, one of
which, facing the secondary entrance to the
auditorium, has been sunk into the ground to
create a small open-air theater space. This
platform generates a variety of exterior spaces
and resolves the secondary access to the interior
of the auditorium or to the platform itself, while
incorporating the existing large trees.

Meanwhile, the main triangular-shaped roof
comprises a large stepped ramp that emerges
from the intersection with the horizontal platform
that surrounds it and substantially reduces the
physical presence and visual impact of the new
building, as well as converting the roof itself into
an additional open-air auditorium, which has the
archeological site as a backdrop.