Alberto Kalach
Alberto Kalach is a Mexican
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...



Kalach is a native of Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico City is the Federal District , capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole...

, and studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana
Universidad Iberoamericana
The Ibero-American University is a Mexican private institution of higher education sponsored by the Society of Jesus...

, Mexico City, and later at Cornell University
Cornell University
Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions...

 in Ithaca
Ithaca, New York
The city of Ithaca, is a city in upstate New York and the county seat of Tompkins County, as well as the largest community in the Ithaca-Tompkins County metropolitan area...

. From 1981 to 2002 he worked with Daniel Álvarez
Daniel Álvarez
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 in their company Taller de Arquitectura X (TAX). Then he put his point of interest on urban planning
Urban planning
Urban planning incorporates areas such as economics, design, ecology, sociology, geography, law, political science, and statistics to guide and ensure the orderly development of settlements and communities....

 problems of his home town, and founded the community "México: future city" . He realized several joint projects, some of them together with notable colleagues like Teodoro González de León
Teodoro González de León
Teodoro González de León is a Mexican architect.- Biography :Gonzales de León studied at the Escuela Nacional de Arquitectura of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México from 1942 to 1947. Thanks to a scholarship by the French government, he worked in France for 18 months with Le Corbusier,...

, Gustavo Lipkau and Jose Castillo. His prestigious lake concepts were significant in solving existing water supply problems in Mexico City
Water management in Greater Mexico City
Greater Mexico City , a metropolitan area with more than 19 million inhabitants including Mexico's capital with about 9 million inhabitants, faces tremendous water challenges...

. He published several articles in national and international magazines of architecture, and participates in the "Recovering the City of Lakes" project.

Design awards

  • 1984: 2nd, 71st Paris Prize Verleihung der Kunstschule in Columbus, Indiana
    Columbus, Indiana
    Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. The population was 44,061 at the 2010 census, and the current mayor is Fred Armstrong. Located approximately 40 miles south of Indianapolis, on the east fork of the White River, it is the state's 20th largest...

  • 1985: 3rd, international design competition for the museum of modern arts in Bonn
    Bonn is the 19th largest city in Germany. Located in the Cologne/Bonn Region, about 25 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, it was the capital of West Germany from 1949 to 1990 and the official seat of government of united Germany from 1990 to 1999....

    , Germany
  • 1996: 1st, international design competition for the Petrosino Park, New York City
    New York City
    New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

     (together with Ricardo Regazzoni and Julio González Rojas)
  • 1996: 1st, design competition of the Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt
    Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humboldt
    Colegio Alemán Alexander von Humbolt, A. C. is a German school with bi-cultural fundamentals based in Mexico. Its history begins in the 19th century, with the already large German community living in Mexico, believing in establishing a school with standards similar to those of Germany. The first...

     in Puebla, Puebla
    Puebla, Puebla
    The city and municipality of Puebla is the capital of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important colonial cities in Mexico. Being a planned city, it is located to the east of Mexico City and west of Mexico's main port, Veracruz, on the main route between the two.The city was founded...

     (together with Felipe Buendía and Moises Miserachi)
  • 2004: 1st, international design competition for the José Vasconcelos Library
    José Vasconcelos Library
    Mexico City's José Vasconcelos Library, labeled by the press as the "Megabiblioteca" , is considered a controversial and also the largest investment in infrastructure in the Vicente Fox administration. It is dedicated to José Vasconcelos, the former philosopher, presidential candidate and president...

     (together with Juan Palomar, Gustavo Lipkau and Tonatiuh Martínez)

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