The practice set up in Mexico City in 2002 by Michel Rojkind has raised the Foro Boca, a building intended as a venue for the activities of the Boca del Río Philharmonic Orchestra, heart of the cultural life of this city located in the Mexican state of Vera Cruz.
Part of an urban plan aimed at revitalizing the deteriorated area around the mouth of the river, the project seeks to connect the historical center of Vera Cruz to the coastal avenue where it is located. An ensemble of randomly arranged concrete volumes evokes the timeless image of the cement cubes that form the breakwater. Besides the concert hall seating 966, the architectural program includes a rehearsal hall that can accommodate other performances and seat 150, recording studios, offices, a library, cafeterrias, a restaurant, a terrace with river and sea views, and a public outdoor space conceived as an extension of the access square throughout the breakwater area.
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