Inca Hernandez Arquitectura studio from Mexico takes part in the nomination “Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project”.

Tacuba is a section of northwest Mexico City, just west of the historic center. Today historical Tacuba is a part of the borough of Miguel Hidalgo — the second most visited by tourists in Mexico City. The borough has nineteen major hotels, and five of the six best hotels in the city. Tacuba area was designated as a “Barrio Mágico” (“magical neighborhood”) by the city in 2011. At the end of the 19th century it became one of the wealthiest areas with large country houses. Tacuba had declined since the mid-20th century, but it is now experiencing its second birth. Architects who undertake renovation and reconstruction of historic buildings make their contribution.

Inca Hernandez Arquitectura studio is nominated for the Golden Trezzini Award in the nomination “Best Implemented Restoration / Reconstruction Project” with a reconstructed house in Tacuba. The project started with the idea of giving a second life to an eclectic style house in advance deterioration built in 1910, during the Porfiriato era, and which holds historical value by the National Institute of Fine Arts. Multiple artistic and artisanal elements were recovered from the main facade. The main patio is reconstructed as a reinterpretation of the past, portraying the arrangement of the old portals as a sequence of light and shadow; these openings rise intermittently in double height from a volcanic stone baseboard and become a solid element of introspective architecture. The restored house has 3 levels with 7 apartments that adapt to different spaces: loft, studio, familiar apartment and penthouse.

Inca Hernandez is a Venezuelan architect living in Mexico since 2015. He worked with world-renowned Architects such as Tadao Ando (Pritzker, 1995) and Alvaro Siza (Pritzker 1992) in different projects in Oaxaca for Casa Wabi's foundation. He has also worked in new real estate developments and restoration projects in Mexico City. He has currently started with his own firm Inca Hernandez Arquitectura developing research, art direction and architecture projects in Mexico, Venezuela, Italy and Colombia.

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The International Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design are named after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg and the founder of Petrine Baroque. The Awards have been held since 2018. The motto of the Awards is “Architecture as Art.” The Awards are intended to acknowledge and promote architectural and designer projects that amount to works of art.

The Honorary Chairman of the International Council of the Awards is Mikhail Piotrovsky, General Director of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg. 

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