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Where Life Shines
The Steel Museum is based on the recovery and reuse of the original structure of the iconic last standing steel foundry furnace no3 inside the Historical Fundidora Park.  The design involves industrial archeology,  and diverse sustainability strategies like the use of recycled steel materials found on site,  and stormwater harvesting and recycling.    
Keywords
Innovation
Water Efficiency
Sustainable
Sociability



Master Plan
Urban Design
Landscape Architecure

Size: 342,852 m2
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Year: 2023
Located between La Sierra Madre and the last flowing river in Monterrey.  The landscape project involved the design of the master plan, hardscape and soft scape, including the main concourse of the stadium leading to the stadium doors (paving design, urban furniture, water features, parking space, planting design, tickets and official store buildings). All the parking spaces are planted with lawn over grass pave reinforced system, leading storm water from the concrete streets into the inter-connected  rain gardens. There are no curbs, so street and sidewalk disapear leaving all to be “plaza” or pedestrian realm. The parking lot wilsl become a forest with more than 1000 planted native trees. The planting strategy mixes lines of native perennial oaks (mountain ecosystem) with lines of native sycamore trees (river ecosystem), which will give the wooded parking space a unique character of changing color and foliage. The stadium park remains open during the week for public access, and it is connected to the river linear park pathway system. Digital art and video mapping are projected on the stadium south and north facades several nights a week as a cultural amenity for the city and visitors.
The design achieves a piece of “green infrastructure”, a “kidney” that captures and filters most of the rainwater on the site, treating and absorbing it or returning it to the river already clean. The formal organization of the parking lot is inspired by the transitional ecosystem between mountain and river, directing prevailing winds to the building and rainwater to the rain gardens, whose native tree species are particular to the place.




Innovative elements in the landscape
It uses prefabricated systems of “rain gardens” vegetated and tree trenches, armed with “designed” soils and interconnected drainage system.

Massive use of the “grass pave” system for a total ###m2 of permeable parking spaces that minimizes the heat island effect

Planted 1,162 native trees from 3 to 10” that cause  64,155 m2 of shade over the total surface, and process 25,564 kg of Carbon Dioxide per year.

High-efficiency drip irrigation system that uses 100% treated sewage from the city's municipal network and use of native species with low water consumption and maintenance

Signage that informs and educates visitors about the types of native trees and plants, and special rainwater treatment systems.

A team of biologists, in charge of the initial environmental impact, will carry out the monitoring, evaluation and correct maintenance of the green infrastructure systems.


Innovative elements in the landscape
It uses prefabricated systems of “rain gardens” vegetated and tree trenches, armed with “designed” soils and interconnected drainage system.

Massive use of the “grass pave” system for a total ###m2 of permeable parking spaces that minimizes the heat island effect

Planted 1,162 native trees from 3 to 10” that cause  64,155 m2 of shade over the total surface, and process 25,564 kg of Carbon Dioxide per year.


Innovative elements in the landscape
It uses prefabricated systems of “rain gardens” vegetated and tree trenches, armed with “designed” soils and interconnected drainage system.

Massive use of the “grass pave” system for a total ###m2 of permeable parking spaces that minimizes the heat island effect

Planted 1,162 native trees from 3 to 10” that cause  64,155 m2 of shade over the total surface, and process 25,564 kg of Carbon Dioxide per year.

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