Recently Added • Documentary, 04-Dec-2022
“When the previous century’s architects arrived somewhere they usually tore everything down in order to start from scratch.” - Julio Amezcua, Reurbano
Valuable architecture from previous decades lies abandoned throughout Mexico City. Even worse - some of these historical gems are being recklessly demolished. A new generation of architects and developers are seeking to reactivate these spaces and breathe new life into their foundations.
This episode features modern architects mixing the old with the new, working to protect heritage buildings, restoring earthquake-affected structures and fighting to reduce the impact of gentrification.
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