City Planting Negro Primero

  • Location:
    Negro Primero, Los Guayos Municipality Valencia Venezuela
  • Date:
  • Client:
    Citibank Venezuela and Fudep Venezuela
  • Photography:
    Enlace Arquitectura, C.A
  • share in

"City Planting" is a capacity
building program that supports underprivileged communities in Venezuelan cities
to build public spaces in their neighborhoods. It is sponsored by Citi
Venezuela, and executed by Fudep Venezuela and Enlace Arquitectura.

To date the program has supported 12
communities. Participation entails a varied mix of out door activities such as
walks, games, theatrical productions and construction workshops that focus on
recognizing the potential for transformation in specific urban spaces,
identifying activities that can take place in these spaces and designing and
building public space projects. 

In Negro Primero, the community decided
to transform the edge of a property they had reserved for a future school into
a children´s playground. First they negotiated with a neighbor who was
illegitimately using the land to repair automobiles, and then they formulated
the project. The new playground contemplates the construction of a swing set
that includes a swing for handicap children, benches, vegetation and trees,