In the Foundation Studio I, the students will study the soils of the former bed of lake Texcoco in Mexico City. Once a lake, carefully managed by the Aztecs of Tenochtitlan, it was drained over centuries by the Spanish colonists. It is now a vast, largely abandoned landscape of bare soil that stands in contrast to the density of the mega-metropolis of Mexico City.
After an introduction to the former bed of lake Texcoco and its territory during the previous modules, working in different scales on concrete tasks, the students will now work independently in the synthesis module to identify a relevant landscape architectural issue which they will develop in a design project.
- 28 November – 22 December, 2022
- Course 061-0141-20 U
- Language: English
- Prerequisites: Enrollment in MScLA Program