Project location: Asunción, Paraguay
Project type: Professional Collaboration 2014
Office: Ecosistema Urbano
Project Link: http://ecosistemaurbano.com/portfolio/master-plan-for-the-revitalization-of-the-historic-downtown-of-asuncion/
The development of a suitable holistic approach requires strong research and understanding of the complexity of informal economies and their relationship with formal interventions of integration within the city at multiple scales. The winning proposal is based on an international scale research studying different methods of such integration. Through a combination of exemplary projects and a study of the local conditions and its opportunities, a wide scale collaboration system is designed synergizing both, local bottom up initiatives and top down policies.
At multiple scales proposals and interventions are defined. Firstly by the definition of multiple corridors (The Ecological, Dynamic and Civic). Secondly nodes of community gathering and city development labs. Thirdly global exemplary and local initiatives to inspire possibilities of economic and civic improvement through top down (institutional and governmental) and bottom up (communal and informal) initiatives.