Enrique de la Mora

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Enrique de la Mora
Born (1907-06-16)June 16, 1907
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died May 9, 1978(1978-05-09) (aged 70)
Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico
Occupation Architect
Awards National Prize for Architecture (Mexico, 1947)
Buildings La Purísima (Monterrey, Mexico)

Enrique de la Mora y Palomar (16 June 1907 – 9 May 1978) was a Mexican architect who designed prominent university buildings and Roman Catholic churches in which he experimented with hyperbolic-paraboloid roofs.[1] He is generally regarded, along with the Spaniard Félix Candela, as one of the most famous structural expressionists in Mexico.[2]

De la Mora was distinguished with the National Prize for Architecture in 1947 and some of his works, particularly his Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the National Autonomous University of Mexico's Ciudad Universitaria, is now part of a UNESCO's World Heritage Site since 2007.[3]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ Franklin, Raquel. "Transformations of Modernity: The Mexican Case". Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Arquitectura mexicana contemporánea" (in Spanish). Microsoft Encarta Online. Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  3. ^ Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. "Los autores del Campus central Ciudad Universitaria" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2008-05-24. Retrieved 2008-06-30.