Our intention is to build a site that shows how an architectural intervention becomes a vehicle for community regeneration and its basin
We visualize a deeply aesthetic campus that is appropriate to its purpose, location, and function. We foster the growth of an edible dense forest, within which we find workspaces and promote learning. The facility serves as a protective blanket for its inhabitants, offering visual, accoustic, climatic, and textured qualities that invite reflection, dialogue, and learning.
There is an interesting combination of appropriate technologies, both modern and traditional, for the management of water, energy, food, waste, and other flows. The site honors and fosters the presence and coexistence of elements beyond the human ones: the sun, water, earth, wind, and biodiversity. The UMA campus is an inspiring place that allows us to imagine a regenerative and diverse future.
If we long for change, 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. This has been our dream.
We have created 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 has created venues/settings that invite visitors to discover and learn. Some of these places encourage observation and reflection, others inspire smells, colors and flavors, while some inspire playfulness and interaction with other species, others are designed as experiential/measurement tools that amplify the experiences. Our proposal includes productive species in the the nearby community creating a success story that portrays regeneration of the territory over time, amplifying rhythms, dynamics and healthy relationships that take place in nature and people living in the community.
Relative to its system and size, it is expected to feed 45 people. This means that with this system, half of the cultivated area of the world should be sufficient to feed the entire world population.
Sustainable mobility plan for Acatitlán
Designing for the university’s community a mobility plan that:
Is accessible for all
Is leading to social equity
Aims energy and cost savings
Generate cost savings
Generate health benefits
Social and environmental regeneration of the territory