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If it wasn’t obvious beforehand, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a new and urgent light on the importance of accessible outdoor spaces to the wellbeing of urban communities. For people without backyards or balconies, a nearby park, plaza or playground isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity linked to health and happiness. How, though, do you incorporate such amenities into established areas of densely populated metropolises such as Mexico City?

In the case of local architecture studio Productora, you take the middle road — or, more specifically, a large ridge running down the centre of a boulevard on the outskirts of the capital — and turn it into much-needed infrastructure. The site of Productora’s intervention — a housing...

Productora Turns a Forlorn Mexico City Median into a Rosy Public Park

The award-winning Mexican practice leverages a number of concrete interventions to reimagine a once neglected middle ground as a new community hub.

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