Agave, Tequila & Architecture: Urbanism in El Arenal
Hugo Gomez, B.Arch ’20
Instructor: Marcos Sánchez
This project proposes an urban landscape that incorporates El Arenal’s main source of income, blue agave and architecture. The project reorganizes and redistributes the fields and portions of the town. It also proposes buildings that house public services, buildings that remain even after the land use around them changes. The project operates and reorganizes the hacienda “cell” that predates the town. Operation and reorganization will be connected to the agave sale price, as it reaches a certain profit value a new building will be erected yet as the agave prices drop, the town will be able to manipulate the land and have more agave plantations.