Border Crossing Competition. Tijuana, Mexico, 2014. First Place

Arquine’s 16th International Ideas Competition called to design a public space at the border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana—the world’s most active. Our proposal considered the restoration of the Río Grande by substituting the large upstream damn with a series of smaller dams along the causeway. At the competition site, a public plaza rests on top of an artificial wetland serving both as landscape infrastructure and public space. A fold and a cut on the ground plane accomodates a space for the immigrant support center the brief requested.

Team: Daniel Daou, Gabriel Morales, Einat Rosenkrantz, Adriana Chávez, Óscar Malaspina