HYDROLODY AS AN INCLUSIVE ELEMENT

Petare is the largest self-constructed settlement in Latin America, with more than 370.000 inhabitants, located in east side of Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela. 

Caracas is defined by the Avila mountain in the north and structured by the Guaire River and its ravines. Due to the topography, Petare grows the same way as the rest of the city, following the topography and the streams. 

Caracas plan
Petare
Foto de petare

Caracas, Venezuela

Petare

urban project for venezuelan self-constructed settlements
urban project for Petare informal settlements urban development
environmental strategies buffer ponds
environmental strategies community garden
environmental strategies recycling
environmental strategies phyto depuration

After months of hard work with the local community, were determined the most important problems of “El Campito” zone located in the south area of Petare. The idea is to reinforce the virtues of area emphasizing the most important characteristic of the place: the wide extension of the territory and its spontaneous green areas. 

Petare plan

Petare

Incorporating environmental strategies to mitigate existing risks as floods, garbage, sewage water pollution and the possible occupation of natural reserves, is proposed to stitch the social crack between the Petare locals and the rest of Caracas city creating a strong environmental culture. 

EL CAMPITO

The project consists in the rehabilitation of the existing and contaminated ravines, proposing an environmental axis which relates the area with the rest of the city. Achieving it through the recycling of infrastructure, the projection of public spaces on the waterbanks and taking advantage of the existing strong connection with the Guaire River, the most important water element of Caracas city.

URBAN STRATEGIES

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REHABILITATE

the existing waterbanks

CONNECT

through the urban interventions

RECYCLE

the existing infrastructure

RECOVER

the green spaces

Buffer ponds

Community garden and

urban agriculture

Recycling garbage pavilions

French drain systems 

and Phyto depuration

ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES

Academic work with Arch. Daniel Tua and Arch. Andrea Chacon. Participant  project and winner team in one the categories of the Competition PBL CityLab 2018.

Urban strategies rehab
urban strategies connect
urban strategies recycle
urban strategies recover abandoned green spaces

The selected spaces currently are mostly defined by polluted ravines, garbage dumps or as dangerous areas due to delinquency. The project try to enhance the opportunities of the place incorporating environmental strategies to improve the current conditions and transform them into public spaces for the community, projecting areas and uses that are sustain by the existing infrastructure and services of El Campito.

urban project for latin american self constructed settlements