The project is for the comprehensive research and design of a community of 50 houses, a community center, a waste water treatment plant, and a plant nursery that can serve as a prototype for safe construction in the northwestern side of the Los Laureles Canyon in Tijuana, Mexico. This area is known for informal housing units built by migrants looking for work in nearby maquiladoras. Many of these houses are built in the riskiest and most environmentally sensitive areas. This causes risk to families, their belongings, and the larger ecosystem of the Tijuana river estuary. The project seeks to intervene in social and ecological systems by proposing large-scale changes (with community and government support) and by creating flexible, responsive and ever changing spaces.
Tijuana: San Bernardo
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