Habitat III The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. 17 – 20 October 2016, Quito – Ecuador.

50. Interpretation Centre of Urban Agriculture

Urban Renewal And Innovative Technologies

Universidad San Francisco De Quito

Location: Cumbayá Valley, near Parque de los Algarrobos, Chaquiñañ

Dedicated to the recovery and improvement of local streams, rivers, and wildlife, this project proposes workshops and training about urban gardening to implement a self-management community development through the use of the existing natural resources that have been abandoned or neglected. It aims at revalorizing the zone through the recovery of the edge of rivers that create a transition area between natural and urbanized area preserving endemic species and renewing the existing type of soil. The project proposes an architectural structure built with nature compatible and weather adaptable materials. The knowledge of the building methodology will be shared to serve the creation of more economically sustainable projects.

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