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A campus icon is transformed to promote collaboration and transparency

Tecnológico de Monterrey La Rectoría Renovation

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
5,660 square feet
Cuatro 44 Arquitectos (Associate Architect); FGP Atelier Francisco Gonzalez Pulido (Base Building Architect)
Paco Alvarez
Completed 2020

Sasaki was retained by the Tecnológico de Monterrey at its flagship campus in Monterrey, to repurpose and reimagine interior spaces in the main administrative building—La Rectoría.

La Rectoría is an icon for both the campus and the city of Monterrey. Designed by the campus planners Mario Pani and Enrique de la Mora and inaugurated in 1954, it housed the library, Sala Major, offices and teaching spaces as a center for the campus institutional resources. Successive renovations over time deteriorated the original design yet maintained the building as a campus centerpiece, featuring the Cervantina Collection among its treasures, as well as the campus administration.

The charge for the project was twofold: reimagine the lobby to invigorate the historic structure while making it handicap accessible, and provide adjacent spaces for the exhibit and showcase of the institute’s intellectual and research activities.

The completed project repositions the building as the campus’ centerpiece, adapting its spaces to contemporary needs. Galleries, multipurpose rooms, and an amphitheater provide new areas for meeting and learning about the institution’s inventions and breakthroughs. Locally sourced materials, terrazzo flooring, wood screens and partitions, and glass railings focus attention on the restored building elements and heritage pieces, such as the murals by Jorge Gonzales Camarena.

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