Fernando Ortiz Monasterio

Fernando Ortiz Monasterio

VERDEVERTICAL Founder and Director & VIAVERDE Founder and Director, Architect

ABOUT

Mexico City, Mexico. Architect Fernando Ortiz Monasterio is founder and director of VERDEVERTICAL, an interdisciplinary workshop founded in Mexico City with more than 15 years of experience in the recovery of green areas in the cities of the world through innovative systems of “urban nature.” He has made more than 500 garden and vertical projects adding more 150,000 m2 new green areas.

He is also the founder and director of VIAVERDE, the largest “urban greening” project in the world, which is transforming more than 1,000 concrete columns of the elevated viaduct of Mexico City, into more than 100,000 m2 of vertical gardens, generating significant environmental, aesthetic, psychological and social benefits for citizens.

All the ventures headed by the Architect Ortiz Monasterio have as vision to achieve a perfect balance between the city and nature, a complex challenge that has allowed him to develop several patents, as well as being invited to participate in multiple conferences, congresses and international publications.

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