The Biblioteca Vasconcelos is a library in the north area of Mexico City (Buenavista neighborhood, Cuauhtémoc borough). It was dedicated to José Vasconcelos, the philosopher and former presidential candidate and former president of the National Library of Mexico. The Biblioteca Vasconcelos, designed by Alberto Kalach, is a dual purpose facility serving as both a public library and a botanical garden.
It was built with an urban ecological purpose, reason why it is surrounded by plants and the whole facility relies on daylight and natural ventilation.
The structure is mainly made with steel and glass which allows daylight to flood into the space, while connecting the visitors with the nature outside.