UIA Leon

Urban and architectural design.

Location: León, México

Year: 1980

The master plan for the Iberoamericana University of León was designed to be developed in several stages during two decades. The complex was structured throughout two main axes which allowed the correct growth of the buildings. On the north-south axis the main classrooms and administrative offices are placed. The perpendicular axis to the main street is composed by the main library and the engineering laboratories. Both axes have between them green spaces and plazas where the cafeteria and a multipurpose open auditorium are located. A vehicle circuit at the perimeter of the campus allows to have all the central space for pedestrian use. The parking and sport areas are around this circuit. The main materials used were concrete and prefabricated natural color brick which have low maintenance and great visual unity. All the classroom spaces and workshop areas have natural illumination and crossed ventilation.