Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and Felix Candela's Industrial Buildings
The Bacardi buildings of Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and Felix Candela can be found in Mexico City, Mexico. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on November 20, 2001 in the Cultural category.
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. 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. Felix Candela designed the buildings to incorporate large concrete shells: "long barrell vaults" and umbrella domes at the warehouses and workshops. These materials allowed for above average illumination indoors, and along with overall design, it created a unique architectural collection.