Photographer: Åke Eson Lindman
Sveriges ambassadkansli i Mexiko City.
Mexico City, Mexico, Embassy of Sweden and Ambassador’s residence
The Embassy of Sweden in Mexico City is situated on Paseo de las Palmas in the district of Lomas de Chapultepec. The Ambassador's residence is located at no. 1215 and the Embassy is at no. 1375.
The house on the ant hills
The Embassy of Sweden in Mexico City is situated on Paseo de las Palmas in the district of Lomas de Chapultepec. The Ambassador's residence is located at no. 1215 and the Embassy is at no. 1375. The name Chapultepec comes from the Aztec for "ant hills". Today, it is considered one of the more exclusive residential areas of Mexico City, and is the location for most of the embassies and consulates.
The Embassy of Sweden
The white rendered building rises over four floors. It was constructed in 1946 for its first owners, Aida and David Egea de Naval. They bought the plot of land from the Nueva Chapultepec Heights Company. The couple sold the house in 1989 and in 1994 it was put up for sale again. This time the property was purchased by the Swedish State. The building required extensive renovation and remodelling since it had served as a family home up until 1994. The architect for the redesign was Thord Hallström of BSK Arkitekter.
The Ambassador's residence
The building was completed in 1934 for a doctor. In 1954, the Swedish State acquired the property through Stig Engelfeldt, who was Chargé d'Affaires in Mexico City at the time. The four-storey building is constructed in rendered brick. The drawing room and dining room have large windows looking out onto the attractive garden, which also has a swimming pool.