Project Title: Transnational Tijuana
Location: Mexico-USA Border
Built, Unbuilt or Under Construction: Unbuilt
Project Year: 2009
Student Name: Nathanael Dorent
Project Team Members: Landscape strategy in collaboration with Jorge Ayala
Project Description: Transnational Tijuana is a manifesto project that reconfigures the border zone along the U.S./Mexico border by breaking down the fence between the Border Field State Park and the city of Tijuana. By developing a trans-border area of communality, the project aims to materialize the borderland as a transnational meeting ground through the design of a shared built environment.
The design takes into consideration the existing network of relationships and is based on landscape and renewable energy strategies. Transnational Tijuana envisions the possibility that the border might become a place of shared production and a new center. Beyond the sovereignty of each State, the design aims to create a “third space” that takes in consideration the complexities, ruptures, and ongoing differences that characterize the U.S./Mexico relationships.
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