PROJECT: DISTRITO TEC
AGENCY: E:DE BUSINESS BY DESIGN
Tec de Monterrey’s plan to reintegrate with its surrounding neighborhood is bringing over $1 billion in investments to a previously neglected area.
Distrito Tec, the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s urban transformation project has been honored by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) & Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Award by American Planning Association (APA).
When the Tecnológico de Monterrey was built in 1943, all that surrounded it were wide-open fields. Slowly, Monterrey Tec grew into a multi-campus university with 31 locations across Mexico, and the city of Monterrey developed and spread out to surround the original campus at the edge of the city. But the university and the neighborhoods around it didn’t have much to do with each other. As Monterrey Tec became one of the most respected academic institutions in Latin America, the nearby parts of the city fell into economic decline.
The new role of Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) is to act as a source of economic regeneration for the community, a new role in the city.
The greater urban ecosystem of the Monterrey Campus and its 17 adjoining neighborhoods will become a world-class sustainable space for entrepreneurship and innovation that will drive national and international projects.
All over the world, cities and major universities are collaborating to create new economies and regenerate society. Tecnológico de Monterrey is positioned to become a leader in stimulating national urban and economic regeneration—and prove the power of Latin American universities as engines of innovation and entrepreneurship. Tecnológico de Monterrey has set an objective to become one of the top 100 global universities, and the best university in Latin America. In response to this vision, the urban regeneration plan for Tecnológico de Monterrey establishes a framework for the long-term evolution of the campus and adjoining neighborhoods. The plan creates an environment in the university context that will attract significant research and development investment, while transforming the community into a lively, attractive, dynamic, and integrated district.
A collaboration between different stakeholders and players as Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), Sasaki, e:de Business by Design and many more to come.
-The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
-Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Award by American Planning Association (APA).