Alejandro Cárdenas Ramírez
Category: Apartment building
Name of University/College: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Year of graduation: 2024
The academic project explores the development of a new neighborhood within the Alameda Station research in the northern area of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Toluca campus.
This new neighborhood aims to propose ideas about life in the city of Toluca in the 21st century, using concepts of density, mixed uses, and collective space, where living refers to all those activities that human beings do in the domestic environment and their relationship with the public sphere.
The project responds technically and also generate an experimental search on housing typologies, alternative uses for the contemporary city and promote an urban system that regenerates the natural environment, rethinking the way we use natural resources, use water and energy, we move, work, consume and generate waste.
The project is located in a university neighborhood and it is conditioned by the presence of a water body that defines the collective vocation of the place. The terrain is also defined by a pedestrian street that ends with the lake; which allowed proposing a commercial intention on the ground floor.
The program arises from the search for generating the most possible views for habitants and for the creation of collective spaces that connect with the city. The program includes two workshops for the community and commercial premises
In order to ensure strict adherence to the spirit of the project and to the optimal conditions of habitability of collective housing, existing regulatory headings, and architectural design recommendations from international specialists were respected.