While Mexican architects felt the economical crisis long after it hit the US and Europe, the country's economy is already showing signs of recovery. The temporary halt on construction, which affected everything from cultural centres to hotels and museums, has ended and new projects are now springing up in all corners of the country, from Guadalajara to Monterrey and Acapulco. New offices are also emerging and the picture for young Mexican architects is buoyant once again.

There's also a strong architectural culture in Mexico City, a culture infused by the spirit of working together on competitions and project design. We checked out the current scene, rounding up a series of new projects that define the new wave of Mexican design, with collaboration and cooperation pushed to the fore.