Chihuahua is a Mexican state in the northwest region of the country, sharing a border with Coahuila, Durango, Sinaloa, and Sonora as well as the US states of New Mexico and Texas. Chihuahua's largest urban center is Ciudad Juárez, an industrial hub situated on the U.S.- Mexico border right across from El Paso, Texas. Throughout the years, Juarez's economic landscape has been dominated by the maquilladora industry and, thanks to the crime wave between 2008-2012, it earned a spot on the list of the world's most violent cities.
Today, thanks to the rapid urbanization sweeping through Mexico and the burgeoning population of its cities, local architects have set to work designing and building residential, cultural, and recreational buildings that highlight the region's architectural style and traditions. In this article, we present a few of these projects to illustrate a portion of Mexico's vibrant and varied architecture.
ArchDaily covers a different Mexican territory with the series Architecture in Mexico, in an effort to shift focus from the larger cities to smaller towns and regions throughout the country to highlight the traditions and innovations that make them stand out.
Cite: Arellano, Mónica. "Architecture in Mexico: Projects that Highlight the Chihuahua Territory" [Arquitectura en México: proyectos para entender el territorio de Chihuahua] 08 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. (Trans. Johnson, Maggie) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/956297/architecture-in-mexico-projects-that-highlight-the-chihuahua-territory> ISSN 0719-8884