Del Moral, Enrique

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Name
del Moral, Enrique Gender: M
born on 21 January 1905 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Irapuato, Mexico, 20n41, 101w21
Timezone LMT m101w21 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Castellanos
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°38' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°55 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 11°31'



Enrique del Moral
photo: Margarita Ridolfi del Moral, license gfdl

Biography

Mexican architect and an exponent of the functionalism movement, a modernist group that included Mexican artists and architects such as José Villagrán Garcia, Carlos Obregón Santacilia, Juan O'Gorman, Juan Legarreta, Carlos Tarditti, Enrique de la Mora and Enrique Yanez. The movement developed from innovative concepts presented by Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and the Bauhaus school as well as Die Stijl, and remodeled the profile of cosmopolitan Mexico City and other cities in the 1930‘s.

Over a span of more than fifty years, Enrique de Moral was designer and builder of over 100 public and private works in large metropolitan areas such as Mexico City as well as his hometown of Irapuato, but is primarily known for his role in the overall plan of the Ciudad Universitaria (1947–1952), site of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), along with the architects Mario Pani and Salvador Ortega. He was responsible for the direction and coordination of the master project and the Rectorship Tower, one of the most representative features of the campus.

He died 11 June 1987

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Castellanos quotes birth certificate

Categories

  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner