Green Invasion in Lima

“This project looks to show the lack of recreation areas in Lima by the occupation of a forgotten area of the city in order to recover and reactivate its public sense.”

“The fast growth of Lima city has caused its densification in order to cover the existing demands. Consequently there is a housing boom that offers the most amount of square meters available leaving behind the importance of public recreation spaces. Furthermore, the lack of an urbanistic view by town councils has turned parks, plazas, boulevards, among others in irrelevant places for citizens who ignore their importance in a high quality life. Over the last years the town council of Lima has built a certain amount of zonal parks but it is not a public space to the city because citizen has to pay to use them.  (…)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Lima Metropolitan Urban Plan (PLANDEMET) and other institutions, for every inhabitant that lives in Lima, this one should offer an 8m2 of recreational area. In our case, Lima only gives 1.98 m2 to their inhabitants. In other words, there is a 4 800 hectare deficit of recreational areas.



Green Invasion, designed by architects Genaro Alva, Denise Ampuero, Gloria Andrea Rojas and industrial designer Claudia Ampuero, tries to transform “El Pasaje Encarnación” (a street used as a parking spot in spite of its banning) into a long green carpet made with natural grass and complemented with urban furniture (seats, tables, children playgrounds, flower pots, trash cans and sculptures) built with recycled materials such as rubber and plastic. (…)”

By Roberto Lucchese

Photos by Genaro Alva

(via positive-magazine)