Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and Felix Candela's Industrial Buildings

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The Bacardi buildings of Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and Felix Candela can be found in Mexico City, Mexico.

Site Description[edit]

Originally constructed between 1958 and 1961, Felix Candela and Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe designed the corporate office building, and also designed bottling plant and ageing cellars of Bacardi & Co.[1] They thus comprise a single architectural group. The two-story rectangular Office Building's dimensions are 56 m by 27 m, and it was constructed in a parallel fashion to the main highway from Mexico City to Querétaro.[1] Felix Candela designed the buildings to incorporate large concrete shells: "long barrell vaults" and umbrella domes at the warehouses and workshops.[1] These materials allowed for above average illumination indoors, and along with overall design, it created a unique architectural collection.

World Heritage Status[edit]

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on November 20, 2001 in the Cultural category.[1]