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Rural Campus

University campus for community regeneration

The new Universidad del Medio Ambiente campus for environmental studies will trigger a local regeneration process with a design that is locally attuned, self-sufficient regarding energy and water, and promotes on-site food production.

Rather than promoting efficiency for efficiency’s sake, the authors frame the university curriculum based on local knowledge to be realized with low-impact materials to minimize the architecture’s ecological footprint.

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Creating a university campus dedicated to the tenets of sustainable development
“Sustainability? Answering the needs of people and nature” – Oscar Hagerman
Outstanding public infrastructure wins Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize
“How to act locally, and concurrently thinking globally” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for Latin America
Project Details
Acatitlán, Mexico
Oscar Hagerman
Main Author
Oscar Hagerman
Universidad del Medio Ambiente, Mexico
Arturo Farías
Further Author
Arturo Farías
Universidad del Medio Ambiente , Mexico
Acknowledgement prize 2014
Latin America
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Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Latin America
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for Latin America

Acknowledgement prizes for five projects: Daniel Bermúdez and Juan Herreros for their vertically-stacked Convention …

“Sustainability? Answering the needs of people and nature” – Oscar Hagerman
“Sustainability? Answering the needs of people and nature” – Oscar Hagerman

Oscar Hagerman of the Universidad del Medio Ambiente in Mexico City notes the most sustainable characteristic of “Rural …

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