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Texcoco Lake Ecological Park / Papalote Verde Children's Museum, Mexico

Thursday 25 Aug 2011

Greening Mexico one acre at a time

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07/12/11 Miguel455, Mexico city
Recibi una carta de este tipo hablando mal de otro arquitecto, me pareció de pésimo gusto, un chisme de lavadero. Este es el personaje que demando a varios desarrolladores inmobiliarios por usar la palabra "Loft" ?
06/12/11 Larry Stain, NYC
Mr. Loft attack ! I wonder if he is going to sue someone again?
06/12/11 JayRay, Brookling US
I saw the video of the Texcoco project and it seems made by politicians on campaign, is this demagogic or what? Is this a rip off of the Alberto Kalach and Teodoro Gonzales de Leon project?, it seems like a bad copy.
31/08/11 Seim, NYC
Spectacle. Spectacle, while you bake at 120 F, in your glass chambers.
What, you have airconditioners to leep you cool ?!
31/08/11 RMMH, Belfast
'Eco-inspired projects' that will 'dramatically remake the landscape'... Anyone spot the irony? So much for the global imperative to 'live lightly on the earth'.



Architect Iñaki Echeverria scoops two eco-inspired projects in Mexico 

Architect Iñaki Echeverria has been commissioned to design two high profile projects in México that will dramatically remake the landscape. The first, El Parque Ecologico Laso de Texcoco (Texcoco Lake Ecological Park), is to be the world’s largest urban park. The project will occupy a region of the México City valley originally covered by Lake Texcoco and will encompass an area more than 35,000 acres, roughly 42 times larger than Central Park. The project is highly sustainable and involves the work of over 150 specialists from multiple fields. Key elements include a lake, wetland, meadow and forest habitats; renewable energy installations, community gardens, and wastewater treatment facilities.

Echeverria’s other project is a children’s museum carved into the landscape. Scheduled to open in winter 2012, Papalote Verde Children’s Museum, which is located in Monterrey, the industrial heart of México, will be an interactive museum that integrates the many green technologies into a bold structure that itself will become part of the learning experience. The subterranean space reduces environmental and site impact and avoids conflict with the functioning Parque Fundidora nearby. It is expected to become México’s first LEED Platinum building.

Sharon McHugh
US Correspondent

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Iñaki Echeverria

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