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Mother Teresa’s legacy was an important spiritual muse for the creation of the new wing of the cardiology medical center. Three young architects began with a dream to have the liberty to experiment with avant-garde architectural ideas in a city that was just learning to be modern. And a doctor found the faith and determination to provide world-class medical care in her home town. Tijuana once again becomes a place where faith and desire coalesce creating multiple and improbable myths.


Special thanks to architect Miguel Escobar for facilitating the interview with Dr. Aubanel; architect Michael Rotondi for being kind enough to elaborate on the commission and construction of the Riedel Medical Center. Finally, I want to thank Dr. Patricia Aubanel for her time and for sharing the story of her relationship with Mother Teresa.


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Alex62 Dec. 12, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m.

How interesting to learn more about Mother Teresa...! Thanks to Dr. Aubanel who shared that great experience with us.

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JulioS Dec. 17, 2010 @ 9:51 a.m.

Del Prado will always have a place in the imagination for us. At least my Tijuana landscape requires it. I know of it because I saw it nearly everyday here or there. It is surprising that this building still stands where it is surviving a city that feed on the past for its identity.

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chainem Jan. 3, 2011 @ 12:31 p.m.

No sabia absolutamente nada sobre ese edificio, ahora voy a tener que ir a darme una vuelta, despues de pasar y pasar constantemente por ahi cuando iva a la primaria y secundaria, y toda mi vida.

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