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All Arquitectura : Terrain de sport

Here is a sports field that brings color, literally and figuratively, in one of the most deprived areas of the Mexican capital: Valle de Chalco. Designed by the local agency All Arquitectura, in partnership with the NGO Love.fútbol, ​​this project represents much more than a playground, it is a unifying place of social link.

Delinquency, poverty, urban congestion ... Mexico has a bad press, it has become the largest city in the world and also one of the most polluted. An overflight of the metropolis is enough to be convinced: the development of the sprawling Mexico, whose end is not perceived through the thick fog that falls on it, seems to be stopped only by the mountains that l surround. Among its outlying neighborhoods, east of the capital, the district of Valle de Chalco which, alongside Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl and Ixtapaluca forms the largest shantytown on the planet, with a critical crime rate.

Thanks to the association Valle de Chalco, financed by the Manchester City football team, the local agency All Arquitectura was able to revive an abandoned plot of the neighborhood by transforming it into a football and basketball court, made available to inhabitants. On one of the sides of this surface measuring 15 meters by 25, surrounded by a low wall with balloon screen, the builders also install metal and wood stands, as well as a sports area. 'outside.

An intervention whose scope goes beyond the exercise of style.

To learn more, visit the website of All Arquitectura

Photographs: Zaickz Moz and Marcos Betanzos

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