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The largest urban park in the world will be in Mexico


Render, Courtesy of Iñaki Echeverria

TheParque Ecológico Lago de Texcoco .(PELT), in Mexico City, is a project that is in its first phase of construction and on completion will become the largest urban park in the world, over 143 million square meters public spaces and green infrastructure.

The author of the project is the Mexican landscape architect and urban planner ±aki Echeverria , incorporated in this space-located on the edge of the metropolitan area of ​​Mexico City- nature, culture and infrastructure. , formerly occupied by Lake Texcoco, are essential to the hydrological balance of the Valley of Mexico.

Courtesy of Iñaki Echeverria

These lands, formerly occupied by Lake Texcoco are a key area for the water balance of the Valley of Mexico as it contains 11 rivers, 14 sewage channels, 4 treatment plants and 6 lakes. The largest water body, Nabor Carrillo Lake, has an area of ​​1000ha and is a precedent to ecological restoration site.

Render, Courtesy of Iñaki Echeverria

The goal is to reclaim the site as part of the most important green infrastructure Valley. This infrastructure will be able to reconcile the city with its geography, incorporate hydrological cycles, Operating as part of the metropolitan area, eliminate flood danger for the human population and contribute to the restoration of native biota.
This project will have the capacity to revitalize social networks, cultural and educational area most neglected of Mexico City. The project seeks to create a soft green edge in reaction to the exponential growth of the last century that led to the city from a population of 3 million 1950, over 20 million in the year 2000.

Render, Courtesy of Iñaki Echeverria

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El parque urbano más grande del mundo estará en México originally published in Platform Architecture the 20 Sep 2012.

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