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2. Social impact of urban policies in Xochimilco

This research is aimed at producing a theoretical foundation for the architectural proposal on a Plant’s market in Xochimilco. Being one of the last rural poles in Mexico City, Xochimilco has been deeply transformed by the means of its conflictive relationship with urban districts. However, economical tradition is kept by the bulk of its original inhabitants based on agricultural production in Chinampas, a sort of pre-hispanic artificial island, and commercialisation across water canals. Therefore the market’s design aims at the social relationship of production and the agricultural storage’s technical requirements.