Cinco de Mayo Memorial by TEN Arquitectos

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in Mexico, when the Mexicans defeated the larger and better equipped French army, the TEN Arquitectos introduced a symbolic memorial – a public space. The undulating square is situated in the Los Fuertes area of Puebla, almost on the top of the hill that overlooks the whole town. The project makes use of the existing topography and creates a wavy surface with bent wooden board, under which a cafe, playroom, and a gallery are hidden. 150 trees were planted all over the square, representing the historic anniversary. Light pillars scattered around embody military units. The memorial square has become a sought out place to meet, and enjoy local culture.

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