The pedestrian corridor Madero, the Historic Centre and the monument in the Republic square and the colony Tabacalera received an eighth Iboamerican Bienal award for the architecture and urban planning (BIAU).
500 proposals were submitted from the thousands of Latin American countries to this recognition to reward the best works of architecture and urban development in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. This recongnition takes place every second year and is summoned by the government of Spain.
Luis Felipe Leal, the head of the Ministry of the Urban Development and the Housing DF (Seduvil) noted that the award recognizes the effor and the dedication of the city government for the redemption of the public space.
“It is an honor for Mexico City to be among the winners and to have been selected from the 500 thousants of proposals”, he said.
From all the proposals, 160 were selected and later 26 selected by BIAU as the best and the most representative. The awards will be given held in the city of Cádiz in September.
According to BIAU, the play “Monument of the Revolution/ The pedestrial corridor Francisco I. Madero” signified as a commitment to invest in common areas to reintegrate strollers.
The Republic Square and the pedestrian corridor Madero won other awards as well such as the National and International Cemex accessibility, Better Cities Award of the European Institute of Desing in Madrid and Better Living Award in the City of the UN-Habitat program.
The project of pedestrian corridor Madero ended in October 18th 2010 and was conducted through the Authority of Public Space of Seduvi.
Conservation of the Republic Square and the Monument of the Revolution ended in 2010, making this urban space public for thousands of new visitors.