Elena Garro Cultural Centre in Mexico City by Fernanda Canales + Arquitectura 911

Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Arquitectura 911 have converted a house (initially built at the beginning of the twentieth century and now a listed building) into a community cultural centre in Coyoacán, Mexico City. The project consists of a first element that frames the entrance and connects the building with the street while highlighting the existing house; secondly, a series of gardens and courtyards surrounding the project; and, finally, a rectangular volume at the back of the site which develops on three levels and includes a multi-purpose room, storage rooms and parking spaces.