Massive new Mexican concert hall, home to Boca del Rio Philharmonic

Posted on: December 14, 2017

“Rojkind Arquitectos, one of the top Mexican architecture firms … is known for working in unconventional contemporary forms,” writes Barbara Eldredge in Tuesday’s (12/12) “Its new monolithic seaside concert hall for the city of Boca del Río, Mexico, is another striking example. Home to the city’s Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Foro Boca is a massive multi-volume structure sitting at the convergence of the Jamapa River and the Gulf of Mexico. The area’s rocky coast proved to be inspirational fodder for the architects, who designed the building to be shaped like a jumble of rugged stones. Many of the exterior walls are set at odd angles. The boards that formed the concrete were also placed on the diagonal, giving a sense of texture and slanted movement to the concert venue. A large concrete esplanade occupies the space between the building and the sea. It, too, has jagged edges and oddly stepped platforms. ‘The Foro Boca’s location is intended to articulate the dynamics of the central part of the city with the coastal avenue,’ said the firm.”

Posted December 14, 2017