Parque Cantera

Best Implemented Landscape Architecture Project

About the project
The project occupies land that for years was used as an open pit volcanic stone mine to produce aggregates in the industrial process of Mexico city’s Asphalt Plant. Today, it has ceased to be a focus of contamination, becoming a place that transforms the lives of those who visit it with leisure, sports and contemplation activities, as well as a trigger for the recovery of green areas with environmental value.
The project took its main virtue from the site, the stepped topography, the volcanic materials, the visuals both inside and outside the property, whose visual limits reach as far as the volcanoes of eastern Mexico City. At the landscape architecture level, the project has a vegetable palette consistent with the area of the Pedregales ecological reserve, promising to be the seed of a responsible ecological recovery. In this same sense, materials and ecotechnologies aimed at air purification and the sustainable use of water were also used.

Av. del Imán 263, Ajusco, Coyoacán, México City, Mexico

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Applicant and authors of the project
Tzl arquitectos.
Architecture firm focused on creating spaces to improve people's lives and their relationship with the environment. We are passionate about working for communities and we apply in each design a differential character that helps to improve the social fabric in balance with the nature of the City.
Project by Lina María Puerta Gaviria, Andrés Felipe Pastor Álvarez, Josefina Ponce Romero, María Guadalupe Mejía Guardia