International design firm Pininfarina Architecture, known around the world for bringing its distinct automotive heritage and sleek aesthetic to the built environment, is pleased to announce the reveal of its latest project—the community of Aldea Uh May, located just outside the vibrant cultural center of Tulum, Mexico.
Aldea Uh May, situated along the outer ring of Tulum in the small artisan town of Francisco Uh May, is emerging from the heart of the jungle as a new model for conscious living. Spearheaded by real estate group, ALDEA UH MAY, S. DE R.L. DE C.V., the pioneering new development envisions a balanced and interconnected future throughout all aspects of living, rooted in sustainability, inclusiveness, and resilience. Pininfarina Architecture oversaw the artistic direction for masterplan of the 20-hectare development, designing a proprietary transportation and mobility network, as well as various clusters of health-oriented amenity and public spaces, to support the community's over 120 multi-family and single family residential lots. Pininfarina Architecture's strategic blueprint for the property preserves more than 40% of the existing jungle landscape, intended to further elevate and unify Aldea Uh May's focus around the symbiotic coexistence of technology and nature. The resulting, first-of-its-kind destination for conscious, mindful living will serve as a steward for both the built and the natural environment.
"In keeping with the framework of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals – adopted in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity – our vision for Aldea Uh May is a livable, inclusive, and safe transgenerational urban prototype that will create a new healthy community within a reflective and meditative environment” says Samuele Sordi, Chief Architect.
Inspired by Aldea Uh May's unique context, Pininfarina Architecture's concept celebrates the locale's rich biodiversity, honors its Mayan heritage, and heralds the power of wellbeing throughout all aspects of living. Employing a holistic and human-centered approach, Pininfarina Architecture uniquely translates the ethos of Aldea Uh May into a timeless and thoughtful brand. Rooted in its sense of place, Pininfarina Architecture's inventive sensibilities and keen attention to detail bring Aldea Uh May to life through a framework that will foster human connection, emotion, and meaningfulness for years to come.
Balancing the innate human desire for a connection with nature, Aldea Uh May will boast over 22,000 square feet (2,044 square meters) of indoor and outdoor wellness-oriented lifestyle space seamlessly woven into the untamed jungle. Amenities include Community Harvest, Botanical, Medical & Edible Gardens, River Pool and Lap Pool, Health & Healing Wellness Center, Alternative Medicine Spa, Active Center, Lounge Deck, Reflection Gardens, Food Hall, Learning Bridge and Event/Forum Amphitheater.