VICENTE ROJO'S STONE MURAL
The former Bed & Breakfast of Santo Tomás de Villanueva now hosts in its western wall a painting of Vicente Rojo with the goal of building a Kaluz Museum as an urban reference and of a new cultural identity of the Guerrero neighborhood. The “Urban Garden” is made up of ten panels of volcanic rock and quarry in continuation of the Alameda Central.
The restoration project in the exterior building had a particular relevance in dignifying the wall that, years back, was stopped due to the construction work of Paseo de la Reforma up to Tlatelolco. In order to do so the renowned plastic artist Vicente Rojo was commissioned to do an abstract wall painting that spans its limits, facing the access of the Subway station, with its design continuing the main facade with the use of stony materials and with the harmonic rhythm of its mineral appearance that mimics the skin of its paintings, the Urban Garden is an artwork that rounds up the artistic and essential guidelines of the Kaluz Museum Project.
That being said, not only will the City have a new recreational space that amplifies this important cultural corridor of the Historical Downtown, whose center is the Alameda Central, but with this important artwork, the North Side -Hidalgo Avenue-, will acquire a new, attractive image as its South Side of the once old space covered with trees.