Fernando Ortiz Monasterio
Founder and CEO at VIAVERDE | Mexico
All of the projects headed by architect Fernando Ortiz Monasterio have the vision of achieving a perfect balance between the city and nature. He is the founder and director of VIAVERDE, a company that integrates nature into Urban Spaces through technology. Their aim is to reduce pollution and increase the beauty and overall quality of life in cities around the world.
VIAVERDE carried out the world's largest green urbanisation project, transforming more than 600 concrete columns of Mexico City’s elevated highway into 65,000m2 of vertical gardens. This generated significant environmental, aesthetic, psychological, and social benefits for citizens.Fernando is also the founder and director of VERDEVERTICAL, an interdisciplinary workshop founded in Mexico City. It now has more than 15 years of experience in the recovery of green areas in cities worldwide using innovative "green urbanisation" systems. It has carried out more than 500 garden and vertical greening projects.