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Tijuana: The Latest Architecture and News

Santa Fe II Cultural and Sports Center / Laboratorio de Arquitectura Plástica

© Francisco Javier Caro
© Francisco Javier Caro

© Erick Marín© Erick Marín© Erick Marín© Erick Marín+ 21

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7147
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, Construlita, ETABS, Helvex, +4

Temporary Pavilion for Healthcare Workers / Revolution

© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo© LGM Studio - Luis Gallardo+ 48

  • Architects: Revolution
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Calorex, Comex, Ecolana, Lumin, Tienda Spax

LP3 House / Diseño Norteño

© Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea+ 18

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Architects: Diseño Norteño
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  175
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dunn Edwards, Leviton, CASTEL, Expo Stucco, +1

Trio Residential Complex / Diseño Norteño

© Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea+ 23

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Architects: Diseño Norteño
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  435
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Daltile, Dunn Edwards, Trimble

TLP House / T38 Studio

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 19

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Architects: T38 Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  366
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Professionals: Taller38

PS House / Guillot Arquitectos

© Lizeth Aviles© Lizeth Aviles© Lizeth Aviles© Lizeth Aviles+ 22

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  480
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Cemex, Aluskin, Enphase, Grupo Basica, Ladrillera Mecanizada, +2
  • Professionals: ARVECO, Border Creations

ESPAÑA8477 / Diseño Norteño

© Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea© Lorena Darquea+ 20

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Architects: Diseño Norteño
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Helvex, Ladrillera Mecanizada

SHoP Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Development in Tijuana

SHoP Architects has just broken ground on their first project in Mexico, a mixed-use development in Tijuana. The complex, which will be know as BAJALTA, explores new ideas about open-space and mixed-use developments, yielding a better quality of life for residents and visitors.

Courtesy of SHoP ArchitectsCourtesy of SHoP ArchitectsCourtesy of SHoP ArchitectsCourtesy of SHoP Architects+ 8

Toro Gastrobar / Studio Arthur Casas

© Leonardo Finotti© Leonardo Finotti© Leonardo Finotti© Leonardo Finotti+ 14

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  750
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Gloster
  • Professionals: Cobbasa

HDJ89 / T38 Studio

© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente© Fran Parente+ 19

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Architects: T38 Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  295 Area:  295
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014
  • Professionals: Taller38

"La Línea Borrosa" Proposes a Shared Space at the US-Mexico Border

In 1971, Friendship Park was created at the western coast of the US-Mexico border, a small strip of land where the United States and Mexico were separated by just a single chain-link fence to offer friends and family in San Diego and Tijuana a place to meet and spend time together. The park was a small acknowledgement of the effect of border politics on human lives; all the same, border politics made a dramatic comeback in 2009, when the US created a second fence, severely limiting access to the park. Eight kilometers (5 miles) to the East, pedestrians wishing to cross the border are funneled alongside twenty lanes of traffic, over a bridge with high fences on either side.

These less-than-ideal conditions led Patrick Cordelle, a bachelor's student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to design "La Línea Borrosa" (The Blurred Line), a combined pedestrian border crossing and shared national recreation space for the Tijuana-San Diego coastline.

Detail of the Spiral Pier's outer skin. Image Courtesy of Patrick CordelleRoof plan of the Spiral Pier. Image Courtesy of Patrick CordelleInterior perspective of the Spiral Pier. Image Courtesy of Patrick CordelleCourtesy of Patrick Cordelle+ 11

Casa de las Ideas Library / CROstudio

© CROstudio© CROstudio© CROstudio© CROstudio+ 26

  • Architects: CROstudio
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

HDJ75 / T38 studio

© Alfredo Zertuche© Alfredo Zertuche© Alfredo Zertuche© Alfredo Zertuche+ 14

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Architects: T38 Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  290 Area:  290
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012
  • Professionals: Taller38

TED Talk: How Architectural Innovations Migrate Across Borders / Teddy Cruz

In this TED talk, architect and urbanist Teddy Cruz urges us to rethink urban growth. Sharing lessons from the slums of Tijuana, Cruz denounces the “stupid” and consumption-driven ways in which our cities have been expanding and declares that the future depends on the reorganization of social economic relations.

Lopez Lujano House / Oficina 3

© Carlos Varela and Oficina 3© Carlos Varela and Oficina 3© Carlos Varela and Oficina 3© Carlos Varela and Oficina 3+ 16

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Architects: Oficina 3
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  290 Area:  290
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  2013

VIA Corporativo / Guillot Arquitectos

© Carlos Varela
© Carlos Varela

© Carlos Varela© Carlos Varela© Carlos Varela© Carlos Varela+ 25

HDJ86 / T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

© Alfresco © Alfresco © Pablo Casals-Aguirre© Pablo Casals-Aguirre+ 14

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Architects: Pablo Cassals-Aguirre
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  310

Aria / T38 studio

© Pablo Casals-Aguirre© Pablo Casals-Aguirre© Pablo Casals-Aguirre© Pablo Casals-Aguirre+ 21

Tijuana, Mexico
  • Architects: T38 studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  700