The Milburn Foundation International, together with the contractor MIRAN, S.A. de C.V. contracted us to carry out the master plan and architectural design of an eco-friendly real estate development called “La Reserva en Creel” in a rural estate, property of the Milburn Family in the municipality of Bocoyna, state of the Chihuahua. The project refers to Phase I of a broader development plan (approximately 450 hectares). Phase I is developed on a parcel of 35 hectares, comprising 150 lots for sale (each one 20 x 25 m).
The broader plan strives to conserve the natural environment through the development of ecotourism activities in an important expanse of the Sierra Tarahumara of northern Mexico, contributing to the sustainable development of the region, including its rural population, which presents serious economic shortcomings. Phase I of the project includes design of four models of individual homes (“villas”), with built areas varying from 175 to 230 m2, a club house, a “plaza-pueblito”, a monumental entrance to the property, two guard houses, two lookout towers, extensive natural landscaping, a network of footpaths and nature trails (total length of 2.5 km), all-weather gravel roads, and parking areas. Total built area of Phase I is approximately 39,000 m2 and construction cost has been budgeted at US $32 million. Due to current safety issues in the region, the project has not yet been built.