Tonny Zwollo

General Information

Occupation: Architect, Author, Filmmaker

Date of Birth: February 01, 1942

Birth City: Amsterdam

Birth Country: Netherlands

Resident Country: Mexico



No specialties on record


Employer: Mexican Government

Country: Mexico

Start Date: January 01, 1964

End Date: January 01, 1968

Employer: Mexican Government

Title: Consultant for Special Projects

City: Oaxaca

Country: Mexico

Start Date: January 01, 1996

Notes: Appointed by the Governor of Oaxaca.


Name: Martin Ruiz Camino

Project: Santa Catalina Convent

City: Oaxaca

Country: Mexico


No apprenticeships on record


Name: Prix d'Excellence Award

Date Received: January 01, 1970

Name: Prix d'Excellence Award from France

Description: For work on Santa Catalina Convent

Date Received: January 01, 1976


Title: Lost Paradise

Description: Architecture and Ecology in the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico, The United States, and the Netherlands

City: various

Start Date: January 01, 1993

End Date: January 01, 1998

Notable Projects

Title: Otavalo Market

Description: Open-air market, partly covered by ninety parasols of reinforced concrete and fourteen cypresses. The square measures 80 by 80 meters.

City: Otavalo

Country: Ecuador

Start Date: January 01, 1970

End Date: January 01, 1973

Title: Tlacolula Market

Description: Two-story, open-aired design with a double ring of shops on the ground floor and an eating area on the second.

City: Tlacolula

Country: Ecuador

End Date: January 01, 1990

Title: Santa Catalina Convent

Description: Restoration and transformation of the 16th-century convent into a modern hotel.

City: Oaxaca

Country: Mexico

End Date: January 01, 1976


Institution: University of Technology in Delft

Degree: Architecture

Start Date: January 01, 1960

End Date: January 01, 1964

Institution: Unknown

Degree: Engineering

End Date: January 01, 1970

Notes: Worked on Otavalo Marketplace as her final student project.


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Publications By

Title: Fantasy and Architecture

Date Published: January 01, 1974

Title: Blue is my Colour, Designing as an answer to naature

Publication: DVD

Date Published: November 10, 2005


Notes: In five episodes, she explains her ideas about the invisible element of space in designing and architecture, especially the open spaces like patios, inner courts, schoolyards, town squares, marketplaces, gardens or parks, which she regards as essential.

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