What current projects are you involved in?

At present, our focus within the real estate sector has been meticulously researched, leading us to direct our efforts entirely towards Riviera Maya. We’ve identified a robust capacity to move units in this area, making it our primary focus. Following Riviera Maya, we’re observing extraordinary potential in locations like Los Cabos, along with the perennially significant cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Querétaro. Our investments have expanded to regions like Puebla, Querétaro, and San Miguel de Allende, and our newest venture lies in Riviera Maya.

The markets within the country’s interior, except for certain cities, are somewhat constrained, which poses challenges for developers like us in initiating projects. Tulum, however, stands out as a unique area with distinct operational dynamics. Our strategies there encompass adherence to specific construction regulations; for instance, Tulum mandates leaving 40% of land as green space in developments. Furthermore, addressing infrastructure gaps such as the absence of public services and subsoil water sourcing is pivotal for each new development. Waste management and transport infrastructure are also critical aspects we’re actively considering. As vehicular numbers in Tulum are projected to surge in the coming years, ensuring adequate parking provisions in developments is a priority.

We’re also advocating for sustainable practices by incorporating leading-edge technologies to address water, waste, energy, and transportation challenges in the long run.

How does art contribute to Bantimex’s philosophy?

In our projects, art serves as an essential bridge between the museum space and public life. Often, art is confined within museum walls, accessible to only a select few. Our philosophy at Bantimex aims to democratize art by integrating it into public spaces, making Mexico a sprawling urban art gallery. Collaborating with artists nationwide, we’ve embarked on a mission to create art that transcends borders and resonates globally.

Our approach diverges from the traditional methodology of placing art within finished projects. Instead, we collaborate with artists to conceptualize projects, infusing art into the very fabric of our architectural designs. For instance, in Tulum, our project draws inspiration from Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, intricately embodying the essence of Eden within a complex of 120 units. Additionally, in another Tulum development, an artist’s painting became the architectural blueprint, materializing the artwork into reality. This visionary approach not only embeds art into our projects but also aims to engage the public, transforming these spaces into cultural hotspots.

Each installation includes a QR code linking viewers to the artist’s website, offering deeper context to the artwork. This integration of art into public spaces serves as a catalyst for tourism development, transforming our projects into cultural landmarks while contributing to the environment.

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