The Jardín del Agua Museum is a space of artistic and engineering confluence. The Cárcamo de Dolores, the Diego Rivera mural “El Agua, Origen de la Vida”, the Tláloc fountain, the Lerma hydraulic system, and the water storage tanks can be found here.
Because of it´s advanced deteriorated state it was decided to intervene in its immediate restoration so as to rescue and preserve this Mexican piece of artistic, urban, and scientific patrimony. For this project, the Pro Bosque de Chapultepec Trust Fund together with the Natural History Museum and the Bosque de Chapultepec Management carried out several rehabilitation and restoration efforts such as:
-Restoration of the “El agua origen de la vida” mural and the Tláloc Fountain.
-Architectural restoration of the Cárcamo building.
-Construction of the pyramid-agora of the Tláloc fountain, an open-air venue with a capacity of 700 people.
-Creation of a new public square and closure of the front street.
-Tree sanitation and reforestation of 3.5 hectares.