LAS HORMIGAS DE AZCAPOTZALCO
Las hormigas de Azcapotzalco
An easy-to-build platform as an extension of the existing sidewalk; a path of lights linking the main street Avenida Ceylan to the new park; street painting recalling the spatial pattern in ant colonies, while signaling a slowdown for cars and trucks; “Mexican” bright colors.
Small and fast interventions for the social appropriation of the street as new urban space for kids to play, parents to meet, and workers to rest.
A social regeneration of the industrial neighborhood in Azcapotzalco reinterpreting the concept of Community: each social group is imagined as a specific type of ant; each type of ant is part of the same colony; each ant colony is a mixed and interrelated organism.
Location: Azcapotzalco, Mexico City
Floor Area: 180 m street
Team: Giulia Condulmari, Ching-Yuan Kao
Collaborators: CMAS, research and
design lab in Mexico City