Academic Host: Iberoamerican University Architecture Department
The Department of Architecture of the Universidad Iberoamericana has been ranked among the top 3 top architecture schools in Mexico for the last 5 years. The school has been host to numerous international events, most recently the Holcim Forum, the Holcim Awards and the International Public Spaces Conference. The campus, designed by one of the eminences grises of Mexican architecture, Francisco Serrano, is located in the business and residential district of Santa Fe to the southwest of the city center.
Conference Hotel: The Hilton Mexico City Reforma
The Hilton Mexico City Reforma is located in the heart of Mexico City on a vibrant and popular park called the Alameda Central which has been in use as a public space since pre-colonial times. Both hotel and park are adjacent to the Beaux Arts Palace of Fine Arts and within walking distance of the historic center of Mexico City, with access to many museums and historic monuments, including the Zocalo with the city's main cathedral, the Templo Mayor ruins of Tenochtitlan, and the National Palace among many others. The hotel is easily accessible via public transport and also within walking distance of several other hotels as well as numerous cafes and restaurants. The Hilton Mexico City Reforma will also offer a special rate to conference attendees; details and reservation code information will be posted here soon.
Conference City: Mexico City
The 2018 ACADIA conference will take place in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexico City is a conurbation of several neighborhoods and villages covering an area of approximately 573 square miles. The historic center, located roughly in the center/north of the city, contains most of the colonial and baroque architecture as well as most of the city’s cultural institutions. The Universidad Iberoamericana campus is located in the Santa Fe area. It is the financial district of the city and in a perfect example of satellite sprawl.