Holcim Foundation

Project Summary

Ecological awareness and recreation reserve

This large-scale project aims to save more than 50ha of the Mountain Cloud Forest near the city of Xalapa, Mexico from the urban encroachment pattern of the city.

The project ensures that the physical, ecological and economic capital of the site is enhanced and remains sufficiently robust for further adaptation over time. It illustrates to local residence La Martinica’s importance as a life stream of environmental goods and services, not just a “green” residue in the city.

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Ecological awareness at the fringe of the city
“An integrative concept with an educational dimension” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region Latin America
Project Details
Banderilla, Mexico
Jorge Ambrosi
Main Author
Jorge Ambrosi
Ambrosi Arquitectos, Mexico
Pablo Rodolfo Pardo
Further Author
Pablo Rodolfo Pardo
Pardo Cué Arquitectos , Mexico
Acknowledgement prize 2011
Latin America
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