OFICINA DE RESILIENCIA URBANA, Elena Tudela, Adriana Chávez, Víctor Rico, CDMX-Los Cabos, (2020) - Jardín de sombras are two parallel projects, located in one of the most marginal and hurricane-prone urban areas of Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. In Mexico's most arid state, the shadows are shelter, infrastructure and landscape; they contribute to the creation of a microclimate, and the intensive use of public space. On the other hand, by using native and xerophytic vegetation, they also promote a local environmental identity, while mitigating the heat island effect. Both projects recover an abandoned space: while one is adapted to an inaccessible space, the other is adjacent to an illegal junkyard. Water is animated through its run-off, channeled to a series of infiltration gardens, while the roofs collect rainwater that is stored and reused for bathing, irrigation and emergencies. The project seeks to be an ecosystem articulated by the shadows and the water -more than by the buildings- to turn it into a multipurpose space, ranging from a field to play soccer to an amphitheater to feel the spectacle of the breeze in the afternoon, or a safe shelter for everyone in case of emergency.