La Carlota Green Metropolitan Park Competition

  • Location:
    Caracas, Venezuela
  • Date:
    2012
  • Contest position:
    One of three competition finalists
  • Client:
    Metropolitan Municipality of Caracas
  • Team:
    Enlace Arquitectura, Inés Casanova, Leonardo Robleto
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The transformation of La Carlota military air base into an urban park values ,protects and projects a better social and environmental future for Caracas. The title of our proposal is Pista viva: revelation of the Carlota´s landscape. It is based on ecological, social and economic considerations that ensure the project´s viability and sustainability. At the local scale a new urban dynamic develops in terms of real estate and infrastructure. The park itself is structured by the runway transformed into a tree lined boulevard; paths that lead people from one side of the park to the other, connecting parts of the city, while at the same time channeling rain water; cells of spaces that can host various activities; and new facilities that take advantage of existing structures whenever possible and try to minimize their impact on the land and the environment. Management of the park´s transformation creates discussion scenarios with the areas neighbors, and all citizens of Caracas who participate in the decision making process.