International Ideas Competition for the Cuernavaca Railway Linear Park, Mexico

The project seeks to honor the site’s history while responding to an imminent need for green and recreational spaces, and to expand opportunities for the local community to interact with one another in the public space.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Three-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Landscape, Public, Urban
Country Mexico City, Mexico
Registration Deadline 8 September 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 14 October 2016 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Participants must hold professional accreditation recognized by the Department of Public Education (SEP) and/or the equivalent for the country in which they completed their education.

Description
Recovering residual urban spaces, including unused railways, has become a global trend as a strategy to reclaim public space. The borough of Miguel Hidalgo in Mexico City aims to recover the underutilized infrastructure of the Cuernavaca Railway and turn it into a dynamic public space. To this end, the borough is calling for projects from teams of architects, urban designers, and landscape architects, both Mexican and international, who wish to participate in the Cuernavaca Railway Linear Park International Design Competition.
The project seeks to honor the site’s history while responding to an imminent need for green and recreational spaces, and to expand opportunities for the local community to interact with one another in the public space.
The Conveners request for innovative proposals to recover railway infrastructure located on the rails of the former Cuernavaca Railway, in the stretch between two thoroughfares, the Avenida Ejército Nacional and the Calzada de los Gallos, and to transform these urban remains into a public space that uses the landscape as water-management infrastructure. The linear park will be 4.6km in length. It will promote responsible rainwater management, which will be used both for park maintenance and to reinsert rainwater into the aquifer. Additionally, it will enhance social development and sustainable mobility within the region.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
A contract of $19,500,000 MXN
The 5 competition finalists: $100,000 MXN

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Announcement of 5 finalists: October 21, 2016
PHASE II submission deadline: December 5, 2016
Presentation proposals: December 9, 2016
Announcement competition decision: December 13, 2016
Award ceremony: December 16, 2016

Organizer
The Mexico City Government, the Mexico City Institute of Architecture, Mexico City Association of Architects (CAM-SAM)

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