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Guanajuato

Open Call: Sustainable Tourism is Possible - International Ideas for Guanajuato, Mexico

09:38 - 3 July, 2017
Open Call: Sustainable Tourism is Possible - International Ideas for Guanajuato, Mexico, International call for ideas: Sustainable Tourism is Possible
International call for ideas: Sustainable Tourism is Possible

This competition wants to obtain international ideas proposed by students and profesionals (architects, designers, engineers, business planners and others) for the future of 3 contexts of the Mexican State of Guanajuato.

We are looking for local solution, but with an innovative and global vision about this strong topic of the Sustainable Tourism for Development.
The United Nations have declared the 2017 the year of the Sustainable Tourism for Developmen and the UN agency UNWTO (United Nation World Tourism Organization) is participating to the 10 YFP with the Sustainable Tourism Programe. But why all this importance to the topic of tourism?

Habitat ITESM Leon / SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura

16:00 - 6 September, 2012
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture
Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Architects: SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura Location: León, México Design Team: Salvador Ferreiro, Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Rubén Vázquez, José Zermeño Photographs: Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

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Antorcha Bicentenario / José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez

22:00 - 12 November, 2010
Courtesy of José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez
Courtesy of José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez

The bicentennial torch, designed by José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez, is inspired by the mural depicting the social struggle of Mexican independence by Jose Clemente Orozco in which the leader of the independence, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leading the insurrection by tightly grasping a flaming torch. The structure manifested from this image by the architect is a 45-meter tall element emphasizing the main entrance into León, Guanajuato, México.

More information and images after the break.