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Linear Park

ft Adrien Mans
 

Location
Mexico City

Project Type
Competition

Date
November - December 2016

Area
48,000 m2

Recovering residual urban spaces, including unused railways, has become a global trends as a strategy to reclaim public space.

Welcome to the Jungle

Currently, the Cuernavaca railway line is underestimated and is not fully utilize. Its intersections with the important routes of Mexico City increase the already existing fissures between colonies, culture, and society.

The proposal it has three programmatic threads: an urban carpet, a bike path and a green filter. Together they stitch the urban and social fabric, creating a continuous journey that adapts to the needs of the context. The urban carpet invites people to use the public space and discover the different neighborhoods.

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Play Area

The carpet becomes the scenario of different physical, intellectual and recreational activities. This includes: soccer, basketball, ping pong, chess, playgrounds, urban farms, concert area, art in public space, etc.

 

Canopy Series

Recovering residual urban spaces, including unused railways, has become a global trends as a strategy to reclaim public space.

 

Finding the Roots

The carpet patterns celebrate the Mexican culture and generate a continuous constructive system. This system adapts to each street through a variety of colors, sizes and materials (tinted concrete, clay, rubber or paint).

Urban Carpet

These programs reuse existing infrastructures but also implement new functions to improve the interaction of each neighborhood

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Flexible program


In addition to providing a pedestrian area, the urban carpet filters and collects rainwater. The soil is distorted creating a wavy landscape to hide water containers and avoiding excavations in the terrain. The mounts and valleys allow to store the water and redistribute it in the park and its surroundings.