Arena de Ciudad

TUDelft, Netherlands

The graduation studio Borders-the Architecture of violence (University of Delft, Netherlands) researches on border conditions at rigid borders, where two worlds collide. The focus of the studio was on the border between the United States of America and Mexico. This border with a long history of conflicts, alterations and discrepancies has unfortunately caused for a mostly negative perception of the border area. The project is located on one of the major connecting spines between the two city centers and is easy accessible from both cities. This spine links the downtown area of El Paso to the border bridge and the bullfighting arena in Ciudad Juarez creating a strong connection between them.