Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento: Renovating History for the Future
Kats Tamanaha, MFA Interior Design ’21 and Jordan Rekeweg, MFA Interior Design ’22
School of Design
This work was commissioned by the Graduate Student Engagement Fund of Pratt Institute.
Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento: Renovating History for the Future is an in-depth case study of the Antiguo Palacio as a pioneering example of a historic government building being renovated for the future. The old city hall in Mexico City was completely renovated in 2015 to preserve the historicity of the building while updating its functioning to be significantly more sustainable. Originally built in 1527, the structure is now the oldest building in the world to have been awarded LEED Gold status, and the first historic public building in Latin America to be LEED certified.
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