FIRST PRIZE. International Competition Metropolitan Park, La Carlota

14/12/2012
FIRST PRIZE. International Competition Metropolitan Park, La Carlota
LC-0055 Reintegración Natural y Social de Caracas. [Caracas] Venezuela.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA
Last November 28, The Metropolitan Municipality of Caracas announced the winner of the international design competition. A team consisting of Manuel Delgado (Venezuela), Jorge Pérez Jaramillo (Colombia) and OPUS-Oficina de Proyectos Urbanos (Colombia) was selected among the three finalists of the competition of ideas to transform La Carlota Airport into a “Metropolitan Green Park” in Caracas, Venezuela.

Antonio Ledezma, Metropolitan Mayor of Caracas, supported by local municipalities, professional, community and academic organizations, announced on November 28, the winner of a two-round competition of ideas to transform La Carlota Airport into a park located in central Caracas. The proposal responds to an old claim from the neighbors, environmental organizations, professional and academic associations and inhabitants of a city that, despite its beautiful natural resources, counts only with one square meter of park for inhabitant, when the optimum situation should be 10 Sq. Meters/Inhabitant.

Summary project.

The 103 hectares occupied by the Francisco de Miranda military air base (Aeropuerto La Carlota) is located in the center of the city. The selected proposal takes advantage of the old airport to restore the natural elements that structured the valley, taking into consideration the ecosystem and biodiversity through the rivers that flow from the Avila Mountain and the original condition of the Guaire River, creating floodplains that can be used for recreational and educational activities. The proposal will be transformed into a regulation as part of the plan Caracas 2020. The construction of this park would offer the opportunity to re-connect the city physical...read more