The 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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|i||To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.||All|
|ii||To 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.||All|
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Cosmic Ray Pavilion||2020||0.7km||site_ao|
|Museum of Pathological Anatomy||2019||1.1km||site_ao|
|Mexican Calendars Exhibition at the Soumaya Museum||2019||0.9km||site_ao|
|Mercado Melchor Múzquiz Murals||2019||1.2km||site_ao|
|‘El Perfil del Tiempo’||2019||1.2km||site_ao|
|National Autonomous University of Mexico Faculty of Medicine Mural||2019||0.8km||site_ao|
|‘La Conquista de la Energia’ (‘The Conquest of Energy’)||2019||0.5km||site_ao|
|This College Library Is a Visual Masterpiece of Mosaic Art||2018||0.1km||site_ao|
About the source: UNESCO
Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.