The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department is pleased to present the documentary Teodoro en concreto about the Mexican Architect Teodoro González de León, preceded with an introduction by the film’s screenwriter, Miquel Adrià!
Teodoro en concreto (2017)
Documentary presented by El Colegio Nacional
Director: Emilio Maillé
Script by: Miquel Adrià
"The story of Mexico City, since the second half of the 20th century, cannot be narrated without the work of the architect Teodoro González de León. His intellectual devotion defined the urban fabric where his buildings rise like bastions of order among the chaos of the enormous city. Filmed in his last months of life, this documentary visits some of the spaces and memories that branded his intellectual and artistic life with the architect, drawing a route between Teodoro González de León’s most important works and the way he thought about spaces.
Teodoro González de León was born in 1926. He took part in the workshop of Le Corbusier, participating on the building teams of the Unité d’Habitation de Marseille and L’Usine Duval de St. Dié in France. Back in Mexico with Abraham Zabludovsky he designed the Infonavit building, El Colegio de México, the Rufino Tamayo Museum and the Auditorio Nacional. He is co-author of the original project of the campus of University City of National University of Mexico (UNAM). By his own he is author of the Fondo de Cultura Económica building, the Mexican Hall from the British Museum, the urban set “Reforma 222”, the University Museum for Contemporary Arts (MUAC), and most recently, the Towers Virreyes and Manakar on Mexico City. He passed away in his Mexico City studio in September 2016.
Miquel Adrià (Barcelona, 1956) graduated from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB) and earned a doctorate in architecture from the European University of Madrid. In moved to Mexico where he has developed a career that combines architectural practice, teaching, and criticism. Miquel is founder and director of Arquine and member of FONCA’s National System of Creators: he curated Mexico’s pavilion at the 13th Architecture Biennial in Venice and at the 2013 Hong Kong-Schenzhen Biennial, and worked as an advisor for Mexico City’s Ministry of Culture. He is also a member of the Fundación de Arquitectura Tapatía Casa Luis Barragán, and director of the master’s program in architecture at CENTRO.”
- El Colegio Nacional
The Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles welcomes El Colegio Nacional, Teodoro en concreto, and Miquel Adrià to the 2017 Año de México en Los Angeles!