Concurso Arquine No. 17 | Pulmón Metropolitano de Oriente

Finding the vocation of the space now occupied by the International Airport Benito Juarez in Mexico City is one of the most interesting challenges in terms of worldwide urban development.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage , Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Mexico
Registration Deadline 6 February 2015 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 13 February 2015 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
This competition is looking forward to generate different proposals for the [future] urban zone with the best potential in the country, a total of 746 acres that could become the catalyst for development and growth of the eastern part of one of the most complex and populated cities of the world.
What could be the vocation of the [future ex] International Airport Benito Juarez of Mexico City?. After the announcement of the construction of the new international airport for this city in Texcoco location.
Finding the vocation of the space now occupied by the International Airport Benito Juarez in Mexico City is one of the most interesting challenges in terms of worldwide urban development; is presented as an opportunity to dig through a public competition and open the possibilities of generating a large green area in the east of the metropolis. We should began discussing from which could be the strategies and approaches of rescue, transformation and densification, contemplating the vocation of the place as a floodable space and water regulator, incorporating uses that denote the potential of the area a center or operations and incorporation of an area dedicated to the realization of international exhibitions to promote investment and the constant flow of local and foreign capital, in turn, also requires intelligent densification project, which contemplates an area for housing and their respective services. In addition, the project would be likely to propose solutions to optimize connectivity with peripheral and major roads in the city, the historic center and with the new airport that will be located in the adjacent area of Texcoco.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
1st Prize: $100,000.- MNX and a collection of Arquine Books
2nd Prize: $60,000.- MNX and a collection of Arquine Books
3rd Prize: $30,000.- MNX and a collection of Arquine Books
Honorable mentions: The Jury is allowed to give out four mentions to four projects that they feel deserve this recognition.

Entry Fee
First registration period: October 1st to December 20th, 2014 Amount: US$90
Second registration period: Amount: US$120

Entries
One image or board (60cm high by 90cm long) at least contain plans and a 250 word-long (max) descriptive text

Timetable
Announcement of results: 11st march 2015
Awards session and exhibition: 12nd may 2015

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Eastern Metropolitan Green Lung by Arquine

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