Urban Revival: Kinder Park in Mexicali by DVCH
Client: Fundación Hogares, Infonavit (MX)
Architects: DVCH De Villar CHacon Arquitectos (MX)
Location: Mexicali, Baja California (MEX)
De Villar Chacon Arquitectos won first prize in the design competition for the Kinder Park in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. The aim of the competition was to develop strategic urban concepts for the Valle de Puebla residential complex. The Kinder Park now offers inhabitants not only a sports field and playground, but diverse possibilities for recreation and integration.
Wooden pergolas and trees provide shelter from the intense sunlight. Geometrical, sculptural lines in pink and magenta outline children’s games on the ground. Like sidewalks and walking paths, these closed lines surround the actual play areas. A soccer pitch, a pyramid with slides, sets of cubes, a labyrinth and a multipurpose ring for children are available to all. Around this, there is extensive seating on the grandstand and benches. Thanks to the strikingly pink colour scheme, the Kinder Park stands apart from its rather monotonous surroundings.