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30/12/2014

Ecosistema Urbano, Historic Center of Asunción (Paraguay)

 
Winner of the competition to revitalize the historic center of the capital of Paraguay, the Madrid team Ecosistema Urbano proposes a new way to improve the city and create new spaces. Backed by international and local experiences, the project combines institutional management and civic impulse to set forth, rather than a plan, a ‘master process’ capable of adapting in time to address the changing reality of the city. The first action is that of setting up Asunción Laboratorio Abierto (ASU-LAB), a space which will be the main and visible node to promote the process and manage its development, and which will articulate the actions of the institutions, citizens and groups.

The scheme proposes a strategic plan with ten institutional actions that help to link the different areas, giving the process visibility and guaranteeing the development of spaces that can become city landmarks and stimulate further change.

Ecological corridors attract biodiversity towards the interior of the city fabric and connect existing green areas; dynamic corridors, designed to create active urban stages, generate economic and cultural activity in the spaces surrounding them.
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