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Camino Real Polanco – A must-see of Mexican architecture

November 29, 2017

There are many things that I appreciated through my life in Mexico City back in 2015-2016, but staying at Camino Real Polanco designed by a Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta was definitely an unforgettable experience.

The hotel itself is a “museum”, where you can enjoy artworks by Mathias Goeritz, Rufino Tamayo, Pedro Friedeberg, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Isamu Noguchi and so on.

This huge hotel takes you to the world where you can immerse yourself with a pleasure of contrast between light and shadow, with delightful sense of color that will make you forget the outside world. This is indeed a Legoretta magic. From the exterior to the interior to the garden, you will be amazed by a very detailed and calculated yet dynamic and inspiring design.

Silently meditating in the world of blue listening to the gentle sound of running water, or walking through corridors where subtle lay of light creates geometric sculpture on the wall and the floor in the world of pink, my heart was simply taken away.  I once described this place as “my kind of Disneyland”-which is indeed still true, reflecting on the level of excitement I had there!

All photos by © 2017 Hitomi Moro