Located in the heart of the Colonia Roma and dating to the first decade of the twentieth century, the Casa Lamm Cultural Center is a heritage listed building noted for its architectural and historical value and is currently used as an art gallery with a cultural and education program. Its generous proportions and ornamentation recall the European architecture of the period. The building houses the Nueve Nueve Bistró Mexicano, a restaurant featuring contemporary Mexican cuisine designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos.
The project comprised the refurbishment of an existing extension to the building. With the aim of creating an experience within a number of different spaces, it was decided to develop the project across three platforms.
The dining areas is spread across two levels, taking advantage of elements such as fireplaces and planters to surround the tables and create a welcoming atmosphere that adapts to suit different times of day. This area is adorned with an undulating ceiling made from traditional mecate textile. The interior can be fully opened up to the exterior and joined to the terrace to create a fluid and well-ventilated space with superb views over the spectacular central garden surrounded by the interior courtyard. The glass surround that contains the restaurant sits in harmony with its classical context.