Rural Campus

University campus for community regeneration

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    Universidad del Medio Ambiente: The new campus for environmental studies in Acatitlán, 140km west of Mexico City will trigger a local regeneration process, reinforcing communities throughout the region.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    Universidad del Medio Ambiente’s regional sustainable development plan.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    Main building plan.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    Main building architecture.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    Water, energy and food self-sufficiency; Choice of materials.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    General plan and edible forest.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    Long term expansion of edible forests.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    B&B and housing plan for vicinity and community interaction.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    Impact and improvement on the Acatitlán community.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    Regional mobility plan.

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    Holcim Awards Latin America 2014 – Prize handover ceremony

    Acknowledgement for “Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico”: members of the winning team including Oscar Hagerman (far left), architect, Universidad del Medio Ambiente, Mexico City, Mexico with Eduardo Kretschmer (far right), CEO Holcim Mexico.

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

    Oscar Hagerman of the Universidad del Medio Ambiente in Mexico City views the most sustainable characteristic of “Rural Campus” is that it was made by a team for professionals who can give an answer to the needs of the people and nature. The “University campus for community regeneration” in create a university campus in a rural context, a campus dedicated to the tenets of sustainable development, both in terms of the university curriculum – the environment being at the core of teaching and research – and the campus design according to state of the art ecological principles.

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    Project entry 2014 Latin America – Rural Campus: University campus for community regeneration, Acatitlán, Mexico

    Oscar Hagerman, Federico Llamas, Juan Carlos Cano, Paloma Vera and Arturo Farías

  • Awards Acknowledgement prize 2014–2015 Latin America

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.

By Oscar Hagerman - Universidad del Medio Ambiente, Mexico City, Mexico and

Ideas: Economic & Social Empowerment

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.

Rural Campus

Project authors

  • Holcim Awards Latin America 2014 – Prize handover ceremony
    Oscar Hagerman

    Universidad del Medio Ambiente

    Mexico

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    Miguel Campero

    Centro Viva

    Mexico

  • Holcim Awards Latin America 2014 – Prize handover ceremony
    Federico Llamas

    Universidad del Medio Ambiente, Valle de Bravo

    Mexico

  • Francisco Bonilla

    Universidad del Medio Ambiente, Valle de Bravo

    Mexico

  • Holcim Awards Latin America 2014 – Prize handover ceremony
    Paloma Vera

    Cano Vera Arquitectura

    Mexico

  • Holcim Awards Latin America 2014 – Prize handover ceremony
    Juan Carlos Cano

    Cano Vera Arquitectura

    Mexico

  • Holcim Awards Latin America 2014 – Prize handover ceremony
    Arturo Farías

    Universidad del Medio Ambiente

    Mexico

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