Cineteca Nacional del Siglo XXI by Rojkind Arquitectos, Mexico City
The National Council for Culture and the Arts has drafted in Rojkind Arquitectos to renovate and expand its film archive and institute. Its most distinctive design feature is a sweeping lattice roof connecting two buildings and creating a covered walkway. 'Built from tapered I beams clad in high-gloss aluminium panels, it will act as a giant screen that will reflect back moving images of the visitors below,' says the practice. The expanded institute - slated for completion this autumn - will include four new screening rooms, vaults, a gallery, a restoration lab, a park, a central plaza and an outdoor amphitheatre, ensuring a comprehensive cinematic experience.