EDAA Scope: conceptual design
Site area: 48.5 ha (120 ac)
Design team: Luis Arturo García
Client: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Universidad Cristóbal Colón (UCC)
On a yearly basis, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) summons a national competition in which one student from every Faculty of Architecture in Mexico is selected to compete in a two-stage process.
Urban recycling at Veracruz was the exercise subject. Its objective was to rehabilitate the port area, the old train station and the trains’ steer rail area, which partly surround Veracruz’ historical center, and turn them into a new recreational, tourist and financial center.
The proposal is based on four main aspects: the urban green, the seafront, the pedestrian connection with the city center and the new city-port frontier.