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San Diego and Tijuana Chosen as the 2024 World Design Capital

The World Design Capital, a city project dedicated to promoting the design profession around the world, showcases a new capital every two years. The initiative recognizes cities for their constructive use of design to drive social, cultural, and environmental change and improve the overall quality of life. This week, San Diego and Tijuana have been named the World Design Capital of 2024, due to their human-centric design strategies and their cross-border collaboration. In previous editions, the World Design Organization had selected Valencia and Mexico City as design capitals of the world.

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Xicoténcatl Park / Taller Capital

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  • Architects: Taller Capital
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  236806 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Cemex, Construlita

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

Santa Fe II Cultural and Sports Center / Laboratorio de Arquitectura Plástica - Interior Photography, Cultural Center
© Francisco Javier Caro

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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, CASTEL, Dunn Edwards, Expo Stucco, Leviton, +1

Trio Residential Complex / Diseño Norteño

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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

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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

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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:  Aluskin, Cemex, Enphase, Grupo Basica, Ladrillera Mecanizada, +2
  • Professionals: ARVECO, Border Creations

ESPAÑA8477 / Diseño Norteño

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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.

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Toro Gastrobar / Studio Arthur Casas

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  • 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

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

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Casa de las Ideas Library / CROstudio

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

HDJ75 / T38 Studio

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

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