Apuntes: Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies
Print version ISSN 1657-9763
ARTIGAS, Juan Benito. The university city of Mexico and its inclusion to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Apuntes [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.2, pp. 104-115. ISSN 1657-9763.
The University City of Mexico (1949-1954) and its inclusion to the UNESCO World Heritage List (2007), as "New sites of the world heritage: procedures and challenges", declaratory of the 2001 and forward. Resumes the main aspects of the generation and development of the original site through analytic texts of architecture and urbanism, profusely illustrated, with the intention of locating the reader into the context. It comprehends the necessary activities for the institution, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the country, previous to the appliance for the inclusion to the list, the steps before the International organization and the approval. Includes recommendations for its permanence and the revision of certain errors committed in the maintenance of the site that have to be rectified. It also manifests the need to reinforce the quality of the interventions for its preservation, attending the norms, uses and costumes currently in force to the moment of its conception, making of the project and edification. It's recommended the creation of an expert's commission with permanent character to endeavor the respect to the original postulates, and advice constructors and restorers in the way of achieving this.
Keywords : University City; Mexico-UNESCO; architecture; 20th Century.