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2.25.11 Parque Ecologico Lago de Texcoco PROJECTS

In the ancient Texcoco Lake basin, stigmatized for over 30 years, there is an area which, along with the recently obtained land, includes over 143 million square meters. This area, located in the outskirts of the metropolitan zone of Mexico City can be reclaimed as a new ecology that incorporates nature, culture, and infrastructure: a CULTURAL ECOLOGY.

Upon completion, Texcoco Park will become the largest urban park in the world, reclaiming over 143 million square meters of public spaces and infrastructure.

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The goal is to reclaim the site as the most important green piece of infrastructure of the valley, which will make it possible to reconcile the city with its geography, incorporate the hydrological cycles, as part of the metropolitan area operation; eliminate the threat of floods for the population; and contribute to reestablish the native biota.

Intervention strategies aim to restore the site, allowing for short and long term processes to take place. Through reforestation, re-vegetation and reintroduction of species the aim is to foster the recovery of the lost ecosystem.

This project will be able to revitalize social, cultural and education networks of the most neglected area in Mexico City. The proposal’s intention is to generate a soft environmental edge as a result of last century’s exponential population growth that led a city of 3 million inhabitants in 1950 to grow to over 20 million by 2000.

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Relevant key figures

The project’s site directly influences five central political states within the Mexican Republic; it’s extension equals 11% of the build-up area of Mexico City.

The site area is key to the hydrological balance of the Mexico City Valley; it contains 11 rivers, 14 canals of waste water, 4 water treatment plants and 5 lakes.

By 2050, there will be about 30 cities in the world with more than 10 million inhabitants each. By that time, the city phenomenon will no longer follow a purely Western model, given only 3 cities in total will be located in the so-called first world. Mexico will play a key role in this context worldwide, as it will be one of the best positioned nations to contribute its great experience in megacity management, presenting it as a viable future. This reality is enhanced by the current awareness relative to climate change, suggesting that there is a great historic opportunity for our nation to be in the global forefront concerning the Ecological renovation discourse. A true change of direction is demanded by this new paradigm in our relationship with the planet and we are facing a great opportunity to reinvent the future.

In the ancient Texcoco Lake basin, stigmatized for over 30 years, there is an area which, along with the recently obtained land, includes over 143 million square meters. In 1971, a presidential decree ordered the creation of the Texcoco Lake Commission, aimed at, and successful in creating and protecting a large territorial reserve which can be considered currently a non-renewable urban resource. This space located in the outskirts of the metropolitan zone of the capital city can be reclaimed as a new ecology that incorporates nature, culture, and infrastructure: the new Texcoco Lake Ecological Park. This project will be capable of revitalizing the social, cultural, and educational networks of an urban area characterized by significant shortages. It will also represent an action of historic justice that will provide social quality public spaces to the most economically depressed social region of the meta-metropolitan zone of the valley of Mexico.

Another advantage is that it will have a positive influence on health and on the collective psyche of our country and on its prevailing global perception.

The objective is to reclaim the site as the most important green piece of infrastructure of the valley, which will make it possible to reconcile the city with its geography, incorporate the hydrological cycles, as part of the metropolitan zone operation; eliminate the threat of floods for the population; and contribute to reestablish the native biota.

The large areas of the park will promote activities seldom performed in the city; provide multiple sports fields, lakes, and canals for boating and sailing sports, mountain cycling, walking trails, as well as flora and fauna observation. This park will operate locally as a key element for the proper development of the social systems and will represent a new option to foster the integration of all the Mexican families.

The design of the park, its sports areas, walking trails, architecture, museums, mobility, and accessibility will become a universal role model of sustainable, fair, and accountable design. It will be known as an inclusive and feasible model for a future where nature and culture will attain harmonic interactions.

The Texcoco Lake Ecological Park will become a symbol of the renovation potential of our society, a visible example focused on acknowledging the role of nature and on restoring the faith of the Mexican families in the future, an icon of a new Mexican nation.

Team

Presidencia de la República

SEMARNAT (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales)

CONAGUA (Comisión Nacional del Agua)

FONATUR (Fondo Nacional del Fomento al Turismo)

Iñaki Echeverría [urbanismo, paisaje, arquitectura]

Grupo de Bio-Geoquímica Ambiental

FES Cuautitlán, UNAM

Instituto de Geología, UNAM

Facultad de Química, UNAM

Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental, UNAM

Depto. de Ecología y Recursos Naturales Fac. de Ciencias, UNAM

Jardín Botánico Nacional, Instituto de Biología, UNAM

ITDP, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy

Index 34, México, DF

Dieguez Fridman, Buenos Aires

Nebula Films, México, DF

Lenguaraz, México, DF

SITESA

Chavero y Asociados, México, DF

LGM Studio, México, DF

Carrillo Quijano, México DF

IÑAKI ECHEVERRÍA
[urbanismo, paisaje, arquitectura]
Josué Lee, Alejandra Romo, Iván Parra, Luis Gallardo, Miguel Ángel Jiménez-González, José Lenin García, Carlos Luna, Jesús Santillán, José Luis Rangel, Israel Peñaloza, Osvaldo Estrada, Osvaldo Ortiz, Alejandro Valencia, Alicia Mallen, Betsy Rojas, Brenda Solano, Fabiola Vargas, Guillermo López, Jorge Durán, José Luis Sánchez, Víctor García, Xóchitl Zúñiga, Adriana Chávez, Enrique Castillo, Anabel Chávez, Roberto Fuerte, Marta Bono, Iraiz Corona, Gzregorz Leiner, Daniela Barrera, Adrián Moreau, Ana Soberanes, Beatriz Tejeida, Socorro López, Francisco Piña, Fili Balderas, José Luis Briseño, Jonathan Hajar

Grupo de Bio-Geoquímica Ambiental LAFQA, UNAM, Dra. Margarita Gutiérrez, Dr. Mario Villalobos,

FES Cuautitlán, UNAM Dr. Arturo Aguirre

Instituto de Geología, UNAM Dr. Francisco Romero

Facultad de Química, UNAM Dr. Víctor Luna

Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental, UNAM MC. Luis Miguel Morales, GEM Geoquímica Ambiental, MC. Gerardo Martínez, Geog. Enrique Saucedo, Ing. Salvador Peña

Depto. de Ecología y Recursos Naturales Fac. de Ciencias, UNAM Dr. Javier Álvarez, Dra. Lucia Almeida, Dr. Enrique Cantoral, Dr. Javier Carmona, Dra. Silvia Castillo, M en C. Rosalva García, Dra. Livia León, Biol. Carlos Dobler, Biol. Yuriana Martínez, Mtra. Teresa González, Biol. Lizbeth Guzmán, M en C. Héctor Olguín, M en C. Rocío Ramírez, Biol. Ileana Reyes, Mtro. Itzkuauhtli Zamora,

Jardín Botánico Nacional, Instituto de Biología, UNAM Dr. Javier Caballero, Biol. Ivonne Olalde, Dra. Andrea Martínez, MC. Luz María Merav

Index 34, México, DF Omar Orlaineta, Héctor Hernández, Dorian Martínez, Liliana Sarmiento, Roberto Bolaños, Diana Hierro, Nayeli Quintero

ITDP, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy Ing. Bernardo Baranda, Dr. Roberto Remes, Arq. José de Jesús Sánchez

Dieguez Fridman, Buenos Aires Arq. Axel Fridman, Arq. Tristán Dieguez

Nebula Films, México, DF Director – Carlos Adalid, Productora asociada – Ana Adalid, Director de fotografía – Alejandra Alcocer, Director de Arte – Diana Saade, Foto time lapse still – José Luis Pérez de Castro, Making off – Israel Miranda, Story board – Margarita Adalid, Coordinador de producción – Irving López, Asistente de producción – Joel Ojeda, Asistente de dirección – Ignacio Cox, Casting – Promocasting – Leticia Camacho, Animal Handler – Larry Casanova, Locación – Carlos Ávila, Vestuario – Alejandra Barrila, Asistente de vestuario – Erick Reyes, Maquillaje – Aurora Chavira, Gafer – Lucio Gutiérrez, Staff – Grupo Bala, Camara 1st A.C – “soldado” Arturo Ortiz / CTT, Operador de gra – I. Villanueva, Dolly – CCT, Tyder mount – Renta Imagen, Riggs- Grupo Bala, Alimentación – Sopa de letras / Lupita de Luis, Driver 1 – Javier Peralta, Driver 2 – José Acosta , Equipo, Equipo de Iluminación y tramoya – IEEM, Dolly Iluminación y tramoya adicional – CTT, Planta de luz – IEEM, Helicóptero ITESA – Renato Moreschi, Tyder mount – Renta imagen, Radios – Crispín Barbosa, Expandibles – Grupo Lighting, Transportación – Javier Peralta, Van de Arte – Diana Saade, Camper Make Up / Vest/ Baños – Maricela Hernandez, Seguros – Fabián Su, Seguridad – Eduardo Ramírez, Post Producción, Editor – Israel Miranda, Montaje – Carlos Adalid, Motion Graphic – José Luis Pérez de Castro, Msica – Sergio Astrey, Diseño de Audio – Roberto Villareal, Voz – Alonso Ronquillo

Lenguaraz, México, DF Felipe Gómez, Javier Ludlow, Eduardo Avalos, Ximena Atristain

SITESA Ing. José Ignacio Echeverria, Lic. Amalia Estrada

Chavero y Asociados, México, DF C.P. Fernando Chavero

LGM Studio, México, DF Arq. Luis Gallardo, Fotografía Arquitectura/Paisaje

Carrillo Quijano, México DF Lic. Eduardo Carrillo

Página Web Gorka Ludlow, Jonathan Hajar, Jose Luís Rangel, Josué Lee, Iñaki Echeverria

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