Frida Escobedo on the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion: “Mexican Architecture Is an Architecture of Layering”

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After Frida Escobedo, Yana Peel and Hans Ulrich Obrist officially presented the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion on Monday, June 11 at Kensington Gardens in London, we had the opportunity to interview Mexican architect Frida Escobedo exclusively for ArchDaily. Escobedo shared with us with us the importance that designing pavilions has had in her career, the relevance of working on public spaces, and offered her thoughts on the perception of the Mexican context outside of Mexico. She also spoke further about the details of the pavilion itself and revealed where she would like the pavilion to be moved after completing its 4-month stay at Kensington Gardens. The 2018 Serpentine Pavilion opens to the public on June 15th and will remain in place until October 7th, 2018.
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Michel Rojkind and Bjarke Ingels Describe the Recently Opened Foro Boca

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© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro The official inauguration for Foro Boca by Rojkind Arquitectos was held in Veracruz, México, gathering members of the local community as well as special guest Bjarke Ingels for a concert by renowned violinist Joshua Bell and the city's Philarmonic Orchestra. 

The building—which serves as the new home for the Boca del Río Orchestra and its programs—became a public stage by projecting the concert in real time onto its facade for all citizens to enjoy from the public square. We were able to join Michel Rojkind for the opening of Foro Boca, the project he and his team developed for over four years. In an exclusive interview for ArchDaily, Rojkind speaks about the challenges faced before and during the design and construction process, as well as the ones he expects to face in the future. Being a musician himself, he describes the relationship he has established between

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Shigeru Ban Visits Mexico to Speak on his Plans Following the Devastating September Earthquakes

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Last week, Mexico received a visit from 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, who, following September’s devastating earthquakes, reached out to the country in order to offer support through his experience with humanitarian projects.

Tec de Monterrey—one of the country’s leading universities—organized a tight work schedule of four days, starting off on Friday, October 27th with a roundtable discussion between architects, academics and journalists, presided by Roberto Iñiguez, Dean of the Architecture, Art and Design school.

The following day, Ban visited a number of the affected areas, such as Jojutla, Morelos one of the country’s most devastated municipalities, accompanied by architect Alberto Kalach, Carlos Zedillo, head of the Center for Research and Sustainable Development (CIDS), and Tec de Monterrey officials in order to explore the possibilities for collaborative projects that would help rehabilitate the municipality and the affected population.

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Later, Ban gave a

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Shigeru Ban Talks Plans Following Mexico’s Devastating September Earthquakes

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Last week, Mexico received a visit from 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, who, following September’s devastating earthquakes, reached out to the country in order to offer support through his experience with humanitarian projects.

Tec de Monterrey—one of the country’s leading universities—organized a tight work schedule of four days, starting off on Friday, October 27th with a roundtable discussion between architects, academics and journalists, presided by Roberto Iñiguez, Dean of the Architecture, Art and Design school.

The following day, Ban visited a number of the affected areas, such as Jojutla, Morelos one of the country’s most devastated municipalities, accompanied by architect Alberto Kalach, Carlos Zedillo, head of the Center for Research and Sustainable Development (CIDS), and Tec de Monterrey officials in order to explore the possibilities for collaborative projects that would help rehabilitate the municipality and the affected population.

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Later, Ban gave a

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