Urban Design/Mixed-Use

Monterrey District North

Monterrey, Mexico

A place for the future that celebrates the past

Monterrey, Mexico is a city in transition. For decades, the city’s identity has been dominated by major industries, but it is quickly transitioning into a cosmopolitan center, home to start-up companies and a burgeoning young professional population. Monterrey District North was conceived to support this transformation and revitalize one of Monterrey’s most economically and aesthetically challenged areas. ‘The District’ is located four kilometers northwest of downtown in the heart of the industrial sector. The 208-hectare site is degraded by many years of industrial activity, splitting the adjacent neighborhoods that supplied workers to its former factories.

The project is a distinct, vibrant development deeply rooted in its historical social and environmental context. Its commitment to a sustainable and resilient landscape establishes a new standard for urban development in the city and region. It seeks to balance a respect for the cultural and historical importance of Monterrey’s industrial past while unapologetically looking forward toward the city’s future.

Once a polluted and choked part of the city, the newly envisioned District will be a true community gathering place that will provide new retail, office, entertainment, residential and recreational amenities in a more walkable, comfortable, healthier community that will be “un nuevo respiro en nuestra cuidad—a new breath for our city.”

Services Provided: Master planning, design and construction guidelines, park programming, landscape resiliency


Harari AP


Harari Landscape Architecture, Gensler, Orange Development