Located within the Centro Cultural Universitario in Southern Mexico City, Sala Nezahualcóyotl is the architectural project designed by Mexican Arcadio Artist and American Christopher Jaffe — expert in acoustic design – and has capacity for 2,311 spectators.
La Sala Nezahualcóyotl is the headquarters for UNAM’s Orquesta Filarmónica and considered one of Latin America’s best concert halls. Its story began in the 70s with the conductor, Eduardo Mata – former director of OFUNAM, started to realize the level of artistic development that was being reached by the university’s orchestra.
During the 70s, concert hall were constructed in rectangular form, but Christopher has since inspired the Filarmónica de Berlín and the Concertgebouw in Ámsterdam and designed Sala Nezahualcóyotl in a round form.
The hall has played host to national and international musicians, like the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra and one of the most popular shows, La Sonora Santanera, with OFUNAM and Natalia Lafourcade, although there have also been shows like El Cascanueces.