049 / 2012
Flor de amancaes park
The design deals with the spatial strains of the consolidated urban fabric to positioning the buildings, so that the park slips through them and looks out in search of the city, or seen in a different way, introduces the citizens to the park.
FIRST PRIZE architecture competition. Peru 2012
WINNER Landscape Architecture Award. Biennial of Young Architecture in Peru (BAJ 2013)
ARKINKA. Revista de Arquitectura, diseño y construcción. nº243 (Perú, 2016)
30-60 Cuaderno Latinoamericano de Arquitectura. nº (Argentina, 2013)
A35. Revista internacional de arquitectura y opinión. nº02 (Perú, 2012)
ARQ. Arquitectura, diseño y decoración. Ed. 12 (Perú, 2012)
PAR. Proyecto Arquitectónico nº003 (Perú, 2012)
PROYECTA. arquitectura, ingeniería y tecnología nº15 (Perú, 2012)
SCENCIA Convention Hall. Lima. Peru, 2013. Biennial of Young Architecture and Urbanism in Peru
PHASE: completed (2012-2015)
SITE: Villa Maria del Triunfo, Lima, Perú
CLIENT: SERPAR (Servicio de Parques de Lima)
GROSS FLOOR AREA: 90.000 m2
BUDGET: 12.808.000 $
ARCHITECTS: Ana Ábalos, Aldo Facho, Pablo Llopis, Carlos Fernández-Dávila (construction phase), Luis Felipe Díaz (construction phase)
PHOTOGRAPHS: Eleazar Cuadros
“The city fades into the park, and the park fades into the city”
The flor de Amancaes Park proposal is based in a big open gathering place wrapped around by public buildings for a social deteriorated community from the south desert districts of Lima.
Then a question arises, is it possible to create a 100,000 square yards park sorrounded by public buildings in a desert area? We try to reverse the local preconceived notion of a park. We suggest change the green of the grass to the green tops of the trees, creating a necessary continuous shade and reducing the water needs. Then slightly modify the topography to create a new centre, with a filtration lagoon that will treat the sewage from the built-up facilities and will irrigate the park. The use of native species, that are already adapted to the desert conditions and hence low water consumption, and extensive growth ground cover succulents plants to hold water in the soil, will complete the landscaping design and make this urban park sustainable.