There are spaces in CDMX that reinvented themselves to face the new reality that surrounds us even with the present pandemic. An example of this is the new something cultural complexin the second section of Chapultepec Forest, in the same facilities as lake restaurant (before Lake Restaurant).
The companies CMR (restaurant operator) and OMR (cultural manager) complement the gastronomic experience with a new space for exhibitions and other activities with the purpose of attracting more public to this space in Chapultepec where years ago only a sector of the high-income population attended.
A meeting place with nature, architecture, art and gastronomy
OMR describes the Algo Cultural Complex as a hybrid and collaborative project that “seeks to generate existential reflections on contemporaneity and our role in the future of the earth”. This may sound somewhat pretentious or difficult to understand, but the reality is that these are issues that have become more common in recent years.
Why visit Algo?
Leaving aside the concept of reimagining people’s relationship with public space and rethinking their relationship with the planet, the cultural space It still preserves the original design that the architect Alfonso Ramírez Ponce conceived in 1964. Its construction is very recognizable. Observing an immense asymmetrical concrete cover is one of the first reasons to visit Something.
In addition, it is worth recognizing the great architectural recovery that the Naso Studio made for this complex, bringing it back to life and transforming a space that was previously exclusive for some people to make it inclusive, public and for all those who want to know it.
But what will you find in Something? Since last February 6, the space has been showing the work of emerging and established artists on the Mexican scene. Currently, and until August 16, the complex hosts the exhibition “Form follows energy”a conceptual experience where the logic of creation traces the logic of what we conceive as time, from the Big Bang to our time.
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Space for gastronomic opening
Yes OK Something It is a project conceived as an art platform for all audiences, which allows to help preserve one of the most important lungs of the city, it is also designed to exalt the national food.
visit this cultural space it can be the gateway for you to discover or rediscover the world of contemporary cuisine, since in the same place is the lake restaurant whose history is as long as the architecture of the building that was founded in 1964. Since then, it has allowed diners to enjoy seafood such as grilled oysters, a good wine, delicious desserts such as pistachio tarts or some classic chilaquiles.
In charge of the restaurant is Michael Michael, co-creator of Delirium and Virginia House. The dishes are designed based on the sustainable fishing of the country and the preservation of the flavors of Mexico combined with contemporary techniques of the national cuisine. The personality of the establishment coexists perfectly with the proposal of Something, say the creators of the space.
The Lago/Algo cultural complex seeks to vindicate, make visible and generate value on local production, always seeking to be accessible to all audiences, maintaining an informal environment open to plurality at all times and, of course, with all health safety measures.
the cultural space Something It is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm. Admission is free to all public.
In turn, the lake restaurant It opens from Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The food has an average price of 500 pesos.
The lake/something complex is in the second section of Chapultepec Forest, Pista El Sope S/N, Miguel Hidalgo City Hall, in Mexico City.
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