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RESTORATION AND INTEGRATION OF PRE-HISPANIC MONUMENTS

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

By: arquelaran , Ela Morán


One of my greatest architectural inspirations are the Mesoamerican pyramids and temples, not only because of their architecture, also because of the cultural and cosmogonic practices that they have had, where the priority was to care for the environment and species.

I was fortunate to work at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City (a building designed by the architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez) where I was able to learn the importance of preserving and restoring historical heritage.

The main pathologies that we can see in most of these temples is the collapse of the bodies of the basement that, over time, have crashed over the years, requiring a systematic exploration.

The purpose of this project is to make people aware of preservation and to be able to carry out maintenance and conservation seasons as well as the pieces found, vestiges such as ceramics, weapons and various objects belonging to the culture that inhabited the space.

In the same way, the fact of being able to merge history with preserves and regenerate the landscape that surrounds these temples is of great importance to be able to show off the beauty with which it was originally conceived, the flora, fauna and even the cultures that the beliefs of space still survive and preserve.



Another great virtue to resume the project is pre-Hispanic Biotechnology in Mesoamerica Based on the definition of biotechnology of the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity and the Mexican Law on Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection of 2013, which states that it is all technological application that uses biological systems and living organisms as well as their derivatives for the creation or modification of products and processes for specific uses, seven technologies that were developed and used by members of Mesoamerican cultures are listed, something that we can reintegrate to current construction technologies