Following the 8-month-long renovations carried out by Ferrovial Agroman, Casa de Mexico opened its doors. It is considered Madrid’s window to the Latin American country, providing a view of its literature, art, cinema and Mexican gastronomy.
The Opening of La Casa de México in Madrid
The opening of the institution was attended by Alejandro de la Joya, CEO of Ferrovial Agroman, Ángel Luis Sánchez, Zone I Construction Director, Juan Luis Junguito, Construction Director (Madrid and Castilla La Mancha, Extremadura and CPDs (Data Processing Center), Javier García, Deputy Director of Madrid and Extremadura, Carlos Sánchez, Managing Director, and Rubén Orduñez, Construction Manager. On behalf of the Public Administration, Foreign Minister, Joseph Borrell and Mayoress, Manuel Carmena attended the event.
The Mexican government was represented by Luis Videgaray, Mexican chancellor, Valentín Diez Morodo, the Foundation’s chairman and Mexico’s ambassador in Spain, among others.
Refurbishments of the 20th century Madrilenian building
With the refurbishments carried out by the company for 8 months, the 2,700-square-meter building located in the Madrilenian street, Alberto Aguilera, has been designed with different areas for expositions, a restaurant and a school, among others.
Its ceilings, walls and rooms are covered with decorations from the American country which blend with the white color of the careful renovation of the building where some architectural features stand out.
The building is comprised of three floors. On the first one, lead to by a majestic staircase, you can find the auditorium and a cinema with capacity for up to 60 people. Next to it, a small shop of Mexican artisanal products.
On the other side, the library, there are more rooms and stairs that lead to the second floor where several halls where the exhibition space is, showing Mexican’s painting history.
On the third floor a meeting room and a co-working space. Going down to the basement, nearly hidden, you will find the restaurant, one of the most spectacular spaces of Casa de México, with meticulous decorations and a striking terrace with a vertical garden.