20 Felix Candela Thin-Shells for October 20th

1. Cosmic Rays Pavilion (Pabellon de Rayos Cosmicos) at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1951.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architect: Jorge González Reyna







2. Our Lady of Solitude Chapel (Capila de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad) in Coyoacan, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1955.

Architects: Enrique de la Mora y Palomar and Fernando López Carmona
Engineer: Felix Candela









3. Church of Our Miraculous Lady (Iglesia de la Virgen Milagrosa) in Narvarte, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1955.

Designer: Felix Candela






4. IMSS Band Shell in Santa Fe, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1956.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architect: Mario Pani





5. Church of San Antonio de las Huertas (Iglesia de San Antonio de las Huertas) in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1956.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architect: Enrique de la Mora y Palomar and Fernando López Carmona









6. Xochimilco Restaurant (Los Manantiales) near Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1958.

Architects: Fernando Alvarez Ordóñez and Joaquin Alvarez Ordóñez
Engineer: Felix Candela







7. ITESM Gymnasium in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico--completed in 1958.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architects: Manuel Larrosa and Guillermo Rosell







8. Plaza de los Abanicos in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico--completed in 1958.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architects: Manuel Larrosa and Guillermo Rosell





9. Church of San José Obrero (Iglesia de San José Obrero) in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico--completed in 1959.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architects: Enrique de la Mora y Palomar and Fernando López Carmona





10. Chapel of Mirador de Palmira in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico--completed in 1959.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architects: Manuel Larrosa and Guillermo Rosell







11. Baccardi Rum Factory in Tultitlán de Mariano Escobedo, México , Mexico--completed in 1960.

Designer: Felix Candela
Consulting engineer: Luis Torres Landa





12. San Vincente de Paul Chapel (Capilla de la Medalla Milagrosa) in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1960.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architects: Enrique de la Mora y Palomar and Fernando López Carmona







13. Hotel Casino de la Selva (Auditorium & Restaurant) in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico--completed in 1960.

Designer: Felix Candela



14. Salon Mambo at Hotel Casino de la Serva in Colonia Lomas de la Selva, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico--completed in 1961.

Designers: Felix Candela and Juan Antonio Tonda Magallón




15. Santa Monica Church (Templo de Santa Monica) in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1966.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architect: Fernando López Carmona







16. Church of Divine Providence (Iglesia de la Divina Prividencia) in Calz Ticoman / Cienfuegos, Residencial Zacatenco Lindavista, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1967.

Designer: Felix Candela
Architect: Enrique de la Mora y Palomar





17. San Lazaro Metro Station (Estacion de metro San Lazaro) in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1967.

Designer: Felix Candela






18. Candelaria Metro Station in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1967.

Designer: Felix Candela






19. Sports Palace (Palacio de los Deportes Juan Escutia) in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico--completed in 1968.

Architects: Enrique Castanova and Antonio Payri
Engineer: Felix Candela





20. Iglesia de San Bartolomé Apostol in Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero, Mexico--completed 1976.

Designers: Felix Candela and Juan Antonio Tonda Magallón
Structural engineer: José L. Rinco







Reference: Structurae

Comments

Anonymous said…
Thanx!
Anonymous said…
I had Felix Candela as a design instructor at University of Illinois Chicago in 1976. He was a wonderful teacher that I'll never forget. When I look back on the project I designed with him, a swimming stadium for the Pan Arabic Games, I can see his influence on Santiago Calatrava as well. I hope to travel to Mexico City and see some of his structures. For a structural engineer, he had the soul of an artist.

Steve Reardon AIA, Lemont, IL
Wow! I am quite envious, Steve! What an amazing experience. Thank you for your comment.
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