in collaboration with Hagenhinderdahl Light Designers
Inspired by the cultural history of Mexico and the aim of the brief to achieve a landmark destination : MAYA is a modernisation of Teotihuacan heritage into a forward-thinking, new technological form. We envision an installation that is a duality of verticality and light. One that is strongly rooted in Mexican culture, yet technologically cutting-edge and projects the light of the future. The verticality of the installation will be represented by a feature column that is designed to mimic traditional forms found in the nearby Teotihucan ruins and Mayan architecture; and project them in a modernised form. Asking locals and visitors to envision a dialogue between the old and new. The column will be topped with a glass crown serving as a landmark for Mexico City.
Invited Competition Entry NEUCHATEL CENTRAL PLAZA, NUEVO POLANCO, MEXICO CITY