Luis Barragán Morfín was born in Guadalajara in 1902. He was an outstanding engineer and architect of our city.
He traveled around Europe for two years; when he came back, he completed his first work at the intersection of Libertad Street and the iconic Chapultepec Walk.
Many of the residences he built were published in Italian magazines as well as in United States’ publications like Architectural Record.
Once Escobedo's prison was demolished in 1933, Barragán began working on Parque Revolución's project. This is located at the Juárez subway station, which was an innovative project for its time.
Outside Jalisco, he completed several projects such as the remodeling of the gardens of Pierre Marques Hotel in Acapulco, the gardens of Pedregal de San Ángel in Mexico City, Ciudad Satélite's gigantic towers, the reconstruction of the chapel in Tlalpan's convent. He was also a consultant for Salk Institute's project in California.
He had exhibits of his work at the Modern Arts Museum in New York. In 1982, he received the Pritzker award, the greatest prize for international architecture, equivalent to a Nobel Prize.
He died in his Tacubaya residence in 1988 in Mexico City. Nowadays, this residence is used as a house-museum which contains his personal library. His remains rest here at this monument.
Keep enjoying our historic downtown area and learning about the legacy of the Honorable Citizens of Jalisco.