Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)



CountryMexico
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationMexico City
CoordinatesN19 19 56 W99 11 17
Inscription Date2007
Property (ha)177
Buffer Zone (ha)1,102
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number1250
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1250
DescriptionThe ensemble of buildings, sports facilities and open spaces of the Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), was built from 1949 to 1952 by more than 60 architects, engineers and artists who were involved in the project. As a result, the campus constitutes a unique example of 20th-century modernism integrating urbanism, architecture, engineering, landscape design and fine arts with references to local traditions, especially to Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past. The ensemble embodies social and cultural values of universal significance and is one of the most significant icons of modernity in Latin America.
StatusWorld Heritage Site