Rojkind Arquitectos Unveils Foro Boca in Mexico City

The cubic volumes of the structure reflect the stones of the nearby breakwater. All images courtesy Jaime Navarro.

Rojkind Arquitectos has completed work on the new home to Mexico City’s philharmonic orchestra. Located along the coast in Boca del Río, Foro Boca features a form inspired by the stones that set the foundation of the breakwater. Centrally positioned along the Avenue Zamora, the new forum will serve as a fixture in the larger masterplan to revitalize the area.

Image courtesy Jaime Navarro.

Conceived to articulate the unique the dynamics within the central part of the city, the building uses concrete cubes of varying volumes to contain the concert hall. Equipped to accommodate 966 guests, the main stage is designed to easily adapt to dance and theater performances as well. Facilities to serve musicians as well as the youth involved in the after-school social development program Orquestando Armonia have also been incorporated into the venue.

Images courtesy Jaime Navarro.

“The Foro Boca has the goal of functioning as an urban detonator capable of inciting modernity in the area,” Rojkind Arquitectos explained in a statement. “The forum itself is a tool that has permitted the reconstruction and renovation of the infrastructure and urban image of this part of the city.”