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Antorcha Bicentenario – Leon, Mexico

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Building: Antorcha Bicentenario
Location: Leon , Mexico (state of Guanajato)
Built: 2010
Architect: Jesús Hernández Martínez and José Pareja Gómez José
Structural Design: Jorge Lucio Lerma Carmona

AE Interests: Located at the main entrance to the city of Leon(1).
The monument consists in a 10-meter tall concrete volume offering lateral support, followed by a 35-meter steel structure made of one hundred rings making it 45 meters in total. With 100 voids that happen from shadows. Marked by 200 scars on the surface which show the journey to independence.

Articles: [1, 2]

edited Nov’18:GB

Written by Daniel Rea

November 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Posted in Built

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