The Consulate General of Mexico in Austin is pleased to invite you to the lecture and exhibit of Candela's Shells, as part of an effort to preserve and promote the legacy of Spanish-Mexican Architect Félix Candela.

Details: 
Candela's Shells  
  • From October 31 to November 28
  • Curated by Juan Ignacio del Cueto (Architecture professor from the Universidad Autónoma de México/UNAM)
  • Location: Mebane Gallery in Goldsmith Hall (22nd St. and Guadalupe St.)
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
  • Opening Reception and Lecture by Juan Ignacio del Cueto: October 31st  at 5:00 p.m. at the Goldsmith Hall 3.120.
Félix Candela 
 

Félix Candela was born in Madrid in 1910,  and he graduated from Spain's Escuela Superior de Arquitectura. Later on, he went into exile in Mexico in 1939 where he eventually acquired citizenship.

Among his work, his renowned concrete shells ( built in the 1950s - 1960s) broke new grounds in the world of architecture  by using the hyperbolic paraboloid with great virtuosity, maximizing the structural and expressive advantages afforded by this geometric form.

Another of his memorable work includes his designing of the Palacio de los Deportes, built for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.