Take In a Concert in the Sala Nezahualcóyotl
Inaugurated in 1976, the home of the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM (the University’s Philharmonic Orchestra) is today one of Mexico’s and Latin America’s most prestigious concert halls.
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Orso Núñez Ruiz Velasco and Arcadio Artis were responsible for the architecture, and the acoustic design was led by Christopher Jaffe. Sound reaches all corners thanks to the echo chamber under the stage, which is complemented by acrylic surfaces hung high above the hall to reflect sound waves. It can hold more than 2,200 people.
Sala Nezahualcóyotl was conceived with the idea of creating an intimate hall that would allow for a closer connection between the audience and the stage, as well as boasting excellent acoustics. It was inspired by the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philharmonie in Berlin.
This concert hall is an example of Brutalist architecture, a modern movement born between the 1950s and 1970s.
Sala Nezahualcoyotl, Avenida Insurgentes Sur, University City, Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoSee map