In Mexico City, MIRA’s new urban concept Neuchatel Cuadrante Polanco explores art and wellbeing with a look at the possible future of the Nuevo Polanco area. It’s a real estate complex owned by Ivanhoe Cambride and developed by MIRA to center on mobility, art, urbanism, design, community and efficiency. The development will house Latin America’s first artificial intelligence work of art. “The Eye of Mexico” is an installation curated and produced by MASSIVart and created by studio Ouchhh.
What is Neuchatel Cuadrante Polanco? It’s a mixed use complex designed to reflect the concept of community in a futuristic, sustainable way. Instead of just focusing on environmental sustainability, the city aims to make a positive impact on inhabitants through design.
The development has an intertwining system of streets, blocks, plaza and recreation areas. It aims to restore a sense of belonging through an integrated, walkable urbanism.
“The distinctive characteristics of our urban spaces contribute to the evolution of cities, guarantee them a future and offer quality time to those who live in them so that their daily lives are extraordinary,” said Roberto Pulido, CEO of MIRA.
The heart of Cuadrante Neuchatel will be “The Eye of Mexico.” MIRA partnered with MASSIVart for this piece. They are a global creative public art consulting and production firm that aims to make art more accessible for cultural impact. Thereby, seeks to create experiences that result in stronger, more authentic connections between their clients and audiences.
“Neuchatel Cuadrante Polanco is an extraordinary opportunity to provide a sustainable place to live, work, play, shop, eat and more. The project is attractive to people who seek a healthier work-life balance, and who want to stay connected with their community. We are delighted to collaborate with MIRA on this great project whose heart, ‘The Eye of Mexico,’ highlights its modernity,” said Jorge Margain, managing director of Ivanhoe Cambridge Mexico.
“The Eye of Mexico” will use artificial intelligence to express, through audiovisuals, a performance with data referring to the way in which the inhabitants of Mexico City move. This will convey to spectators the relationships that exist between art, science, technology, urbanism and mobility.
Images via Neuchâtel Cuadrante Polanco, MIRA and MASSIVart