Roots, 90 years 90 trees

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Autonomous University Of San Luis Potosí (UASLP) in Mexico, Mexican architect Ivan Juarez of x-studio, has conceived the site specific intervention roots, in one of the most significant urban spaces in the city: the Founders‘ Square, in front of main building  the oldest and most emblematic building from the university.
The intervention reflects on the significance of education as a tree that grows from a seed and expands in many branches as a metaphor of knowledge. a rooted tree that grows, feeds us, share its wisdom, shade and shelter.Roots also has the capacity of constant transformation of the public space, creating  different types of scenarios and situations
Each of the 90 trees represents the same number of years of autonomy granted to the university in 1923. the intervention proposes that, from this commemoration and as a symbol, the trees will be planted at different university campuses as part of the natural and cultural landscape of the city.


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Founders´Square, downtown, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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  • x-studio : : ivan juarez
  • a project with the initiative of the rectory of UASLP with the support and production of the of institutional image department UASLP