Infonavit Mejorando La Unidad, El Chopo
For Infonavit’s “Improving Housing Complexes” program we studied a housing complex in the El Chopo district. This project is based on the idea of respecting and conserving existing elements that have naturally found an adequate functional state, producing a respectful intervention in the housing complex and for the community as a whole.
The project is defined by specific but continuous interventions; the plazas and the connections between them are the spaces that have the greatest potential for sporting, social, and recreational activities that strengthen the bonds between local residents.
To this end, an open community pavilion was designed to offer a variety of activities for local inhabitants; the central park area was redesigned to reactivate the children’s playground and at the same time provide a meeting place for those looking after them. In front of the children’s park, a small contemplative space with benches and lights was created in the planted area. The project is complemented by a concrete skate park.
San Juan Xalpa, Mexico City, 2015