Ciudad Satelite was founded in 1957 as a suburban offshoot of Mexico City. Luis Barragan designed the now famous Torres de Satelite as a landmark to signal the entrance of the new town. In the 50 years since its conception, the site has become a Ballardian ‘concrete island’ drowned in car traffic and inaccesible to people on foot. The proposal consists of a field of light reflecting structures surrounding the towers meant to be experienced as a kinetic light sculpture from passing cars. A pedestrian underpass serves to connect the island with its surroundings creating a sunken public space isolated from traffic open only to the sky framed by the towers.
Team: Daniel Daou, Gabriel Morales.