Implications - Remarkably, La Purificadora was previously a 19th century water purifying center in the colonial city of Puebla. In order to maintain the building's environmentally inspired aesthetic, architect Ricardo Legorreta designed the structure to use as many of its ancestor's existing materials as possible. The result is that the 26-room hotel is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Stats for Colonialism Meets Minimalism in Mexico Trending: Older & Chilly
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