Ciudad Satélite, Mexico, North America
 
 
Year1954latitude: 19° 31'
longitude: -99° 15'
Period1954-1957
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Mario Pani
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population200,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.solutionsabroad.com/a_locationsmexico.asp#N
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Ciudad Satélite was one of many housing developments built at that time to lighten the growth in Mexico City. It is located in the northern periphery of the capital. Pani aimed for the city to be completely self-sufficient and called it a tomorrow 'built today'. It was built for the middle class and arranged in sectors and super locks zoned to provide areas for habitation, recreation, education, civic and commercial functions, parking and transportation. Ciudad Satélite is comparable to Ciudad Universitaria, but its functions more diverse and architectural forms more homogeneous. Neighbourhoods are generally middleclass as intended. Luis Barragan and Mathias Goeritz designed five large abstract towers to signify this huge residential area (1957).

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