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Restoration of the Chapultepec Forest, the city’s lung

Helvex has been closely involved in this process, which excites many due to the undeniable beauty and importance of this urban area. 

The lush greenery and tranquility offered by Chapultepec Forest provide a sanctuary within the bustling activity of Mexico City. Moreover, this urban park holds historical and cultural significance. The restoration project promises tree care, reforestation efforts, historical preservation, and soil conservation. 

For the first time, such a comprehensive effort is being undertaken, including the ecological restoration of the canyons, which, according to experts, hold immeasurable environmental value. 

Chapultepec Forest covers 600 hectares of land and is home to nearly 200,000 trees representing over 130 species. 

Within its canopies, endemic wildlife finds their habitat, contributing to groundwater recharge and counteracting the effects of pollution. 

Some of the trees were ailing, prompting experts in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment to rehabilitate 243 hectares. Among the native species found here are ash, wild cherry, tepozán, white cedar, and sweetwood, among others. 

As part of this project, environmental rehabilitation efforts are also being directed toward Amistad, Tamayo, and Gandhi Parks. Over 1,200 luminaires will be added, and 38 fountains will be restored. 

A must visit destination

When you visit Chapultepec, make sure to include a stop at the Museum of Modern Art (where Helvex contributed to the renovation of restroom facilities). This building, characterized by its use of steel and aluminum, is a landmark in Mexican architecture. 

If you visit in the coming months, you can enjoy exhibitions like “Joy Laville: Silence and Eternity” (running until late October) and “Oswaldo Vigas: Looking Inwards” (starting in February 2024), in addition to the permanent art displays.