National Competition
BICENTENNIAL PARK
Azcapotzalco, Mexico City

 

The former 18 de Marzo Refinery in the Azcapotzalco borough of Mexico City underwent renovations following its closure in 1991, which was due to the problem of pollution it represented for surrounding areas. To commemorate the bicentennial of Mexican Independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, there was a call for submissions of proposals for a public park to be built in this unused, fifty-hectare complex.

Echeverria’s proposal focused on creating strategies that would exploit the property’s potential and explore its adaptability. Taking into account the park structure and surrounding urban context, the design for the former refinery situated the architectural program of highest intensity at the edge of the property, near the metro station. The lowest-intensity program is envisioned as an oasis, and is located in the center of the space. Paths and promenades uniting the two areas were designed for visitors to move between them, offering different views and vistas. The project includes the construction of areas for sports and recreation, where the enhancement and conservation of existing plant life is crucial.

The design of Bicentennial Park is based on flexible architecture, which adapts to the terrain’s conditions in order to maximize existing resources.

 



Créditos:
IÑAKI ECHEVERRIA [urbanismo paisaje arquitectura]
Iñaki Echeverría / Design Director
Eduardo Álvarez, Eliud Aguirre, Julio Marcé, Miriam Aguilar

BROISSIN ARCHITECTS / Architectural design

JARDÍN BOTÁNICO NACIONAL, INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGÍA, UNAM
Dr. Javier Caballero, Biol. Ivonne Olalde, Dr. Andrea Martínez, MC. Luz María Merav

DEPTO. DE ECOLOGÍA Y RECURSOS NATURALES, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNAM
Environmental Advisor

LAFQA INSTITUTO DE GEOGRAFÍA, UNAM
Dra. Margarita Eugenia, Gutiérrez Ruiz, Dr. Mario Villalobos Peñalosa, Quim. Beatriz Serra Fernández

FES CUAUTITLÁN UNAM
Dr. Arturo Aguirre Gómez

DPT. OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK
Alba Torrents Capdevilla

INSTITUTO DE GEOLOGÍA, UNAM
Francisco Martín Romero

FACULTAD DE QUÍMICA UNAM
Víctor Luna Pabello

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN GEOGRAFÍA AMBIENTAL UNAM
M.C. Luis Miguel Morales Manilla

CONSULTORÍA E INVESTIGACIÓN EN MEDIO AMBIENTE (CIMA)
Quim. Agueda Elena Ceniceros, Gómez, Quim. Luis Gerardo Martínez Jardines, Miguel Ángel Ramírez Peralt

BURÓ HIDROLÓGICO
Rubén Martínez Guerra, Yolanda Dolores Inez, Raúl Vicente Orozco y Cia, Raúl Vicente Orozco Santoyo

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