Legorreta + Legorreta
medical and research center for TEC University by Legorreta, demanded a landscape project of gardens and
patios for the visitors and patients which would bring them peaceful outdoor
spaces to visit, and to enjoy nature and views to the mountains. The project required to be very low water
and maintenance consuming, and basically the entire project was to be built
over concrete slabs.
concept extends the strong geometry of the buildings into the landscape and
towards the views, uses the languaje of repetition
of elements, orchards, agricultural patterns, and uses local materials and
plants to create the bands and lines of color and texture. The stormwater is collected
under the elevated floor system. The
employee´s parking area, which will become a future growht area, is a
temporary parking space planted green with grasspave and growing
trees on containers like a nursery to be relocated on the final building.