In the year 2000 after building the project next door El Nido de Quetzalcóatl, the mexican architect Javier Senosiain together with his firm Arquitectura Orgánica started a new project in the outskirts of Mexico City. Originally the land was intended as a space for preservation however after some years the project expanded up to 20 hectares. After this expansion they decided to start an ecological park and a space for connection with nature through living landscaping combined with organic architecture.
The park is a small lung to the northeast of the city, with the amount of biomass we have, we are able absorb and transform the carbon dioxide from the city. Several glens run along the project which become an ally when we have to conduct the waters after rains into a water mirror; in here the surplus goes into a cistern he use for dry seasons. Aside from this water recollection system we have a treatment plant in where we are able to treat the drainage from the residential area next to the park.
The architect Javier has combined teaching with professional practice and research. He graduated from U.N.A.M in 1972, since then he has taught the Design Workshop and Architecture Theory. In his professional activity he has developed projects and constructions of office buildings, residential houses, industrial plants and buildings for tourist activities. He has dedicated a large part of his professional life to researching and experimenting with man's habitable space in its relationship with nature.
Through the regeneration of the ecosystem we have been able to create an atmosphere that will serve as an educational point, a place to learn about landscaping and architectural techniques or simply an open air playground for adults and kids in where it is all about the senses. At this time we have an active community of those who work in the on-going project and the gardening and maintenance team.
For the creation of the park we have been integrating architecture with nature, by activating the surrounding in a playful manner between the curves, ups, downs, ramps and tunnels. The organic concept reinforces the space as a sculptural place, the constructions combine different construction systems and materials, such as: ferrocement, stones from the place, the tezontle and the piece of tile from a varied color palette
Ret. Villa Los Naranjos 15
Paseos del Bosque, 53297
Naucalpan de Juárez, México.
All visits must be booked in advance by phone or e-mail.