consegna entro 27 novembre 2009
ArpaFil contest seeks designs for a new city capable of responding to present and future challenges. A more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable city. The goal is not to develop a masterplan, but an ideal of city. A city system that allows nature, public and private spaces to interact in the most efficient way, improving people's lives and taking into account climatic, geographical and topographical variables.
The site. The new city will be located in the central-western region of Mexico in The Atemajac Valley part of Jalisco State between coordinates 20° 34′ 0" N, 103° 40′ 35" W. The valley is bordered by "El Bosque de la Primavera" to the west, the "Barranca de Huentitán" to the north and the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt to the east and south, averaging 1530 to 1550 meters above sea level.
Contestants. Bachelor of Architecture and urbanism students (80% of credits). Master and PhD students, as well as independent professionals up to 35 years old of any nationality.
website competition www.arpafil.com