Santo Domingo Plaza Refurbishment

The Mexico City Historical Centre Trust commissioned Neko to design urban furniture for the renovation of an important downtown plaza. The challenge was to design pieces which fit with both the contemporary vision of the metropolis, and the colonial-era buildings of the historical centre.

We designed an angular bollard in dark grey powder-coated steel to separate pedestrian and traffic areas. The magazine kiosk design is modern yet unobtrusive. We finished it in muted tones to fit perfectly with the beautiful colonial surroundings. This project was subject to approval by a very diverse board of decision makers. These included the Public Spaces Authority, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, and the Santo Domingo Church.