Preserving Plaza de las Tres Culturas

Discover a center of resilience and innovation in Mexico City

Tlatelolco Aerial2CyArk

Introducing Tlatelolco

The Plaza de las Tres Culturas is the location of many important events in Mexico’s history. Aztec ruins, the Church of Santiago, and the Chihuahua Building represent the layers of Mexico’s history.

Laser scanning in Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk

The square serves as a touchstone for remembering past tragedies and the resilience of the Mexican people.

Where is Plaza de las tres culturas?

Plaza de las tres culturas is located in the neighborhood of Tlatelolco North of the historic center of Mexico City.

Tlatelolco Workshop (2022) by CyArkCyArk

Documenting the site and sharing its stories

In 2022, with support from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico and the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, CyArk held a community training and workshop to document the site and develop a virtual tour featuring community voices and perspectives. 

Training workshop in Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk

Tlatelolco in 3D

A group of 20 young professionals were trained in 3D documentation methods including photogrammetry and laser scanning to create a 3D model of the Plaza and its structures. 

Storytelling workshop in Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk

Community Stories

Workshop participants also recorded interviews with experts and community members who shared their perspectives on Tlatelolco. 

Screen shot of virtual tour of Tlatelolco (2022) by CyArkCyArk

Take the Virtual Tour

The 3D data and the community member interviews were combined to create a virtual tour that is available in Spanish and English and seeks to raise awareness of this important cultural site. 

Credits: Story

This project was made possible thanks to support and efforts from the following organizations: The U.S Department of State, CyArkCentro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco, the Secretaría de Relaciones ExterioresIcosaedro Mexico and the community of Tlatelolco.

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