“Social reconstruction by creating open spaces” - Michel Rojkind, Design Principal & Founder, Rojkind Arquitectos, Mexico City, Mexico
The students and professionals were inspired by introductory lectures by (l-r): internationally renowned Mexican architects Michel Rojkind and Tatiana Bilbao, and IBERO Director of Architecture, Urbanism & Civil Engineering José Luis Gutiérrez Brezmes.
It’s not about building, but about interaction and having a positive impact on society, explained Michel Rojkind. It’s about going beyond the standard program of design, experimenting with innovation.
He showed the example of the Fora Boca, a concert hall (opened December 2017) in Boca del Río, Veracruz, Mexico that reconnects a formerly neglected area with the community - he called it social reconstruction by creating open spaces and possibilities for interaction.