Our intention is to build a site that shows how an architectural intervention becomes a vehicle for community regeneration and its basin
We visualized a deeply aesthetic campus appropriate to its purpose, location and function. The growth of an edible dense forest will be fostered, within which we shall find workspaces and promote learning . The facility will serve as a protective blanket for its inhabitants in visual, acoustic, climatic and textured qualities inviting reflection, dialogue and learning.
There will be an interesting combination of appropriate technologies both modern and traditional, for the management of water, energy, food, waste and other flows. The site should honor and foster the presence and coexistence of elements beyond the human ones: the sun, water, earth, wind and biodiversity. The UMA campus will be an inspiring place that allows us to imagine a regenerative and diverse future.
If we want something different to emerge, we must do things differently. Thus, the construction of the new campus of the UMA is born, including the alternative projects, such as community outreach of Acatitlán (Village Project) and maintaining innovative and permanent co-design processes. In co-design, we mean the collective design or joint participation with different members of the community and the university, in an interdisciplinary way, participative and enriching. Biologists , farmers, lawyers, anthropologists, architects, neighbors, administrators, among others, participating in the co-design college that is our dream.
We shall create a habitat in which humans can live harmoniously with nature. The design consists of an edible forest, learning spaces and regeneration of environmental services. The process will generate places that invite visitors to discover and learn. Some of these places encourage observation and reflection, others inspire smells, colors and flavors, while some will inspire playfulness and interaction with other species, others will be designed as experiential/measurement tools that may amplify the experiences. Our proposal includes finding productive species in the community of Acatitlán to create a successive network that tells the story of the regeneration of the site over time, amplifying rhythms, dynamics and healthy relationships that occur in nature and people that are living in the community.
Given its size, the production forecast for the UMA area will feed 45 people, which is to say that with this system, half the cultivated area of the world should be enough to feed the entire world population.
Sustainable mobility plan for Acatitlán
Designing for the university community a mobility plan that:
Is accessible for all
Is Conducive to social equity
Attempts energetic saving
Generate cost savings
Generate health benefits
Regenerate the site in a social and an environmental way