Art gallery Casa las Monas

Renewal and restoration of historical building.

Location: Centro, Histórico, León

Year: 1996

This house located in 5 de mayo street in the historical center of León was catalogued as “historical value building” by the National Institute of History and Anthropology of Mexico. It served as military headquarters during the Mexican Revolution and was temporary seat of the State Congress. Actually has commercial use on its ground floor. The renovation project embrace an integral renewal of the hole building, reorganizing the commercial ground floor, restoring the main façade and the main dome and demolishing on the upper floor walls that were done in the 60´s for office spaces. This work allowed integrate the spaces into a new open and well illuminated areas suitable for multiple uses such as the gallery use for exhibitions of plastic arts works and contemporary displays as well as art workshops and conference talks.