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Articulated Site

Water reservoirs as public park

The UVA de La Imaginación project centers on creating high quality public spaces inserted into low-income, dense neighborhoods at a reservoir where two giant water tanks have been replaced by new infrastructure. The architecture takes inspiration from the site’s history, surrounding topography, and structure of existing tanks and pools, resulting in an intervention with minimal environmental impact. The project opened in 2015 and forms part of a network of 20 parks.

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Colectivo 720, committed to sustainability
 
A new icon of community empowerment in Medellín: UVA de la Imaginación
 
Global recognition for enhancing the quality of life in Medellín
 
Bringing together infrastructure and public space
 
“Using what already exists”
 
“Socio-technical” landscape begins to take shape
 
Turning a water reservoir into public space
 
Global Jury Report - Articulated Site
 
Global finalist project entry 2015 - Articulated Site
 
Global Holcim Awards winners announced April 20
 
“Sustainability? Building bridges between needs” – Mario Camargo
 
Mayor of Medellín presents top prize to project in the host city
 
Improving life quality: Gold for remediation of an urban park
 
“Exploring the interrelationship of fields of expertise normally treated as isolated domains” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for Latin America
Project Details
Location
Medellín, Colombia
Authors
Mario Fernando Camargo Gómez
Main Author
Mario Fernando Camargo Gómez
Colectivo720, Colombia
Luis Orlando Tombé Hurtado
Main Author
Luis Orlando Tombé Hurtado
Colectivo720, Colombia
Credit
Juan Calle and Horacio Valencia, EPM Group (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) in Colombia
Prizes
Awards
Gold 2015
Global
Awards
Gold 2014
Latin America
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