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Kithara Music Public Kiosk
by TO

Kithara Music Public Kiosk by C733
Photo by Santiago Arau

TO has built Kithara Music Public Kiosk in Mexico City, Mexico.

Kithara Music Public Kiosk is a community space located in Yuguelito, a marginalised area of Mexico City, built atop the rubble left behind by the devastating earthquakes.

Consisting of a rain-harvesting masonry vault – split into two levels by a wooden platform – the vault rotates towards the majestic Xaltepec Volcano, creating a lush garden around and an open space facing the street.

Using an array of recycled materials, including stone, concrete, brick, and wood, as well as generous donations from the community, the building has been transformed into a hub for guitar lessons, theatrical performances, and community gatherings.

This project has been shortlisted in the small project category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: TO
Project: Kithara Music Public Kiosk
Credits: TO, Carlos Facio and José Amozurrutia

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