The 71ha Campus Biometropolis lies to the South of Mexico City, close to the southern medical cluster and the National University. Conceived as a centre of medical excellence, integrating care facilities alongside state-of-the-art teaching spaces, research institutions and laboratories, the development will include offices, apartments, shops and amenities to create a sustainable mixed-use community. The scheme integrates hotel facilities for visitors to the hospital and conference centre, facilities for bio-tech industries, clinical studies and a number of specialist units.
MIC was consultant of the project team lead by Foster + Partners and was responsible for transport and parking strategy development.
MIC consultancy is aimed to evaluate the trip generation and distribution inside the development and to design the accessibility infrastructures in order to minimize the impact of the flows on the urban environment.
The internal transportation strategy is designed to encourage the use of public transport and the pedestrian connectivity. Solar-powered electric vehicles will transport people around the campus, walking distances are short and a bus connection to the nearby university station will fully utilise the available capacity on a quieter section of the metro line. Parking spaces will be located below a raised podium level to create a pedestrian environment and maximise the available space for the nature reserve at ground level.