Villagrán García, José

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Villagrán García, José Gender: M
José Maria Villagrán García
born on 22 September 1901 at 06:15 (= 06:15 AM )
Place Mexico City, Mexico, 19n24, 99w09
Timezone LMT m99w09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°48' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 15°35 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 04°12'

José Villagrán García (UNAM)
photo: Gonzjo52, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Mexican architect known for having developed several theories of Modernist architecture, and for designing the master plan for the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Villagrán García designed the huge National Stadium in Mexico City as a neo-Colonial structure, with a seating capacity of least 30,000. Given the size, it needed to be of concrete. However, the concrete also contained stone and volcanic tezontle, in a revival of the eighteenth-century style.

He received the National Prize for Arts and Sciences in 1968, and the National Prize of Architecture in 1980.

He died on 10 June 1982, aged 80.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1968 (National Prize for Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts)
  • Work : Prize 1980 (National Prize of Architecture)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Distrito Federal archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (National Prize for Arts and Sciences; National Prize of Architecture)