Avenida Michoacán

Street Renewal

Location Colonia Condesa, Cuauhtémoc, Ciudad de México.

Project date 2008

Intervention 1.6 mile stretch

Associate Architects JTLU Arquitectos, Gehl Architects, Walk & bike for life, ITDP.

In this ambitious urban renewal project, commissioned by the local Urban development Agency, SEDUVI, a mile long stretch of Michoacán avenue was to be transformed as it crossed the entire length of the Condesa District. The purpose of the proposal was to promote and secure the boom which had developed in this street since the mid 90’s. Several propositions where put in place as a result of communal workshops, organizad together with ITDP and Gehl architects (see dossier below). Signage, public art, urban furniture and lighting, sidewalk expansion and full pedestrianization of entire blocks were proposed along with the reconversion of a central Market, new plazas, parking structures, landscaping, rain water recovery systems and land use reassignment. The project had the green light for construction but was blocked by petty political infighting in detriment of one of the most propositive urban areas in the entire country.

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Client: SEDUVI
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