Juan Sordo Madaleno

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Juan Sordo Madaleno
Born (1916-10-28)October 28, 1916
Mexico City
Died March 13, 1985(1985-03-13) (aged 68)
Mexico City
Nationality Mexican
Alma mater UNAM
Occupation Architect
Spouse(s) Magdalena Bringas Aguado (1941–1985; his death)
Children 3 (1 deceased)
Awards Honorary Fellow AIA

Juan Sordo Madaleno (October 1916, Mexico City – 12 March 1985, Idem) was a Mexican architect.

Biography[edit]

Sordo Madaleno was one of the most important Mexican architects of his era. He worked with other renowned architects, including Luis Barragán, Jose Villagran Garcia, Augusto H. Álvarez, Ricardo Legorreta, Francisco J. Serrano and José Adolfo Wiechers.

Architecturally, he settled initially in the Bauhaus style and influence of Le Corbusier. He designed especially hotels and residential buildings.[1]

In 1937, he founded his architectural firm, now known as the Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos SC.

Family[edit]

On 20 June 1941 he married Magdalena Bringas Aguado. Their children are: Juan José (1942–1974), Magdalena (born 1944) and Javier (born 1956).[2][3]

Their son Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas is also an architect and heads since 1982, the architectural firm. In 1963, he earned the Hacienda "La Laja" in Tequisquiapan in the Mexican state of Querétaro, where he successfully bred bulls and the family then lived.[4]

Important work[edit]

  • 1951 — Cine Ermita - Mexico City
  • 1954 — Cine París - Mexico City
  • 1958 — Contigo Tower (formerly named Torre Anáhuac) - Mexico City
  • 1959 — Hotel El Presidente - Acapulco
  • 1958 — Cabaret La Jacaranda del Hotel El Presidente (in collaboration with Félix Candela) - Acapulco
  • 1960 — Merck-Sharp & Dohme Factory - Mexico City
  • 1961 — María Isabel Hotel - Mexico City (in collaboration with José Villagrán García)
  • 1961 — San Ignacio de Loyola Church - Mexico City
  • 1962 — Cartuchos Deportivos de México (in collaboration with Félix Candela) - Cuernavaca
  • 1964 — Palacio de Justicia - Mexico City (in collaboration with José Adolfo Wiechers)
  • 1969 — Plaza Universidad - Mexico City
  • 1969 — El Presidente Hotel - Cozumel
  • 1971 — Plaza Satélite - Ciudad Satélite, Naucalpan
  • 1974 — El Presidente Hotel - Cancun,
  • 1975 — Palmas 555 - Mexico City
  • 1976 — Centro Corporativo Bancomer - Mexico City
  • 1977 — Hotel Presidente InterContinental - Mexico City

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ortrun Engelkraut: Mexikos moderne Architektur: Kunstwerke zum Bewohnen (German).
  2. ^ Luis Ramón Carazo: Sordo Madaleno Archived 2009-04-25 at the Wayback Machine. (SPanish)
  3. ^ Fabiola Reyes : Sordo Madaleno y Asociados Archived 2009-03-09 at the Wayback Machine. (Spanish)
  4. ^ Víctor Cano Sordo: Historia de la Hacienda de La Laja (Tequisquiapan, Qro.) (Spanish)

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