Building upon its 15 years of experience, the Arquine Conference presents MEXTRÓPOLI, a festival that will position Mexico City as an epicenter of architecture and a leader in creative transformation.
MEXTRÓPOLI is a critical project that will encourage and promote culture, urban regeneration, and the artistic heritage of Mexico city.
MEXTRÓPOLI will host over 30 academic, cultural and tourist activities, held principally in the historic center of the city.
MEXTRÓPOLI invites the public to connect to the city in six different ways:
In this article for Fast Company, Boyd Cohen counts down the top 8 smart cities in Latin America. Using publicly available data and his own comprehensive framework to evaluate how smart a city is, he has generated a list which even he admits features a couple of surprises in the top spots. To see the list and discover what each city has achieved to deserve its ranking, you can read the full article here.
Architects: FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise
Location: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 303, Ampliación Granada, Miguel Hidalgo, 11529 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Fernando Romero, Mauricio Ceballos
Area: 17000.0 sqm
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Adam Weisman, Raul Soria
Architecture: AT 103
Location: Hipódromo de las Américas, Avenida Industria Militar S/N, Residencial Militar, Miguel Hidalgo, 11600 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Producer: Tania Esparza
Digital Curator: Damián Romero
Project Manager: Jorge Parraga
Photography: Jose Manuel Espinola, Sarai Chazaro, Cortesia de AT 103, Zony Maya
Architects: La Metropolitana
Location: Campo Militar Marte, Paseo de La Reforma, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Architect In Charge: Santiago Itzcoatl
Concept And Architecture: Memorial: Rodrigo Escobedo, Alejandro Gutiérrez, Mauricio Guerrero, Luis David Arredondo, Santiago Itzcoatl
Construction: Mauricio Ceballos, Marco Antonio Severino – TallerA
Structural Engineering: MUCAR
Collaborators: Adriel Macedo, Fernando Bueno, Renata Prieto, María Montiel, Mariana Alfaro, Tania Álvarez, Elena Cruz, Miriam Tochijara, Francisco Montellano, RANDOM Interactive, NUTS, Iván Abreu, Eduardo H. Obieta, Andrés Palma
Area: 49406.0 sqm
Photographs: Luis Guerrero, Fernando Cordero, Courtesy of Adriel Macedo
Supermarket stores have become the last link in the linear and out of consumer sight “farm to fork” chain. For the new Chedraui Supermarket Store in Santa Fe, Mexico City, Rojkind Arquitectos proposes that folding the chain onto itself and bringing it into view becomes an opportunity for interactive and educational programs, connection to local markets and a place for community. The proposal comes in response to the company’s desire to launch itself into a new direction offering something more that just groceries and goods; it tries to position the brand in a new market segment not considered to date, to help establish the new sustainable direction the company is trying to achieve and to offer a unique experience to it’s consumers while giving a public space back to the city.
Conceived as a space to house expressions of the rich contemporary and Mexican gastronomic culture, Mercado Roma gives special emphasis to the sense of community and collaboration. Designed by Rojkind Arquitectos and conceptualized by Cadena + Asoc. Concept Design, the space is created to gather selected partners and vendors so they can offer their best products. The space is also designed to favor encounters, exchanges, interactions and relationships making the experience a more meaningful one.
Architects: DISEÑO ESPACIAL
Location: Ciudad de México, México
Architects In Charge: Arturo Álvarez, Daniel de León Languré, Carlos Ortega Arámburo
Structural Project: Baez Santana, Ingenieros Consultores, SA de CV
Area: 125 sqm
Proyect Year: 2013
Photographs: Ana Eunice Ortíz Pámanes