“A place for the community where knowledge and sustainability practices can be shared”
Project description by jury
This transformation project turns the problem of dismantling a zoo into an opportunity to create a more environmentally aware consciousness in Mendoza. The design reconverts the area formerly occupied by a zoo that closed in 2019 into the site’s original morphology and landscape without imposing a new or too distinctive language. The new park articulates itself around a series of thematic paths (sports circuit, native culture circuit, recycling circuit etc.), along which different activities or temporary events take place. This results in a recreational public space that is deployed to bring a universal message of respect towards both people and nature. In so doing, the project becomes the container of sustainability practices and the place par excellence in the region where awareness around these themes can be enhanced.