In commemoration of the bicentenary of the Revolution and Independence of Mexico, City staff called for an international competition to design a celebratory plaza in what is currently an old derelict public space with a heritage Jesuit church constructed in the 16th century. The Bicentenary plaza is situated at the east end of one of Mexico Cityâ€™s main arterial roads that originates at the central main plaza or Zocalo. The design proposal looks into celebrating the series of public open spaces or â€œeventsâ€ occurring along this axis culminating at the plaza. The plaza was designed as a grand gathering place fit for traditional celebrations, concerts or movie projections. Future development areas were also determined and designed in a manner that frames and addresses the plaza from all sides. The symbol of the eagle breaking free, an emblem of Mexicoâ€™s independence, is found in the central sculpture.