Urban Park in Tultitlan
2019 - Tultitlán, Estado de México
The project, located in the Hogares Castera housing unit in the Municipality of Tultitlán, is part of an initiative by INFONAVIT (Mexico's Housing Authority) and the CIDS (Research Center for Sustainable Development) to improve the public spaces of large housing developments in the outskirts of Mexico City.
The project consists of a 15m wide by 200m long corridor, with various playful elements in pigmented concrete. The first is a scattered configuration of 50x50cms concrete cubes. Inspired by Carl André's 'Spill' pieces, this ensemble separates the interior of the park from the main avenue and establishes a space for meeting, play and congregation.
More towards the interior of the plot we find a multi-purpose triangular pavilion, an element for civil events with a flagpole, a triangular-shaped play sculpture, a longitudinal element which functions as grandstand, a small circular platform, etc. Surrounding this central boardwalk is a forested area with multipurpose courts, an outdoor gym, and a series of children’s games.
Architecture: PRODUCTORA (Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles) | Collaborators: Daniela Diaz, Natalia Echeverri, Alonso Sanchez, Diego Velazquez | Location: Municipality of Tultitlán, State of Mexico | Type: Public Infrastructure | Surface: 9,800 m2 | Contractor: CRONOS | Client: INFONAVIT | Date: 2018 | Photographer: Erick Mendez