An ecological river remediation park in Morelia was one of six Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize winners for Latin America.Media release – Holcim Awards honor sustainable construction in Latin America » más información (Spanish) » leia mais (Portuguese) »
This project focuses on four social, environmental and urban objectives: To create a metropolitan park for Morelia in the province of Michoacan, Mexico; to provide new job opportunities for the community farmers; to install an effective ﬂood control system; and to revitalize a heavily contaminated drainage channel.
The result is a unique lacustrian (lake-based) park with multiple water bodies each of them functioning in sequence for the biological treatment of wastewater. The green areas in between are used for the commercial production of trees, plants and vegetables to be sold at local markets. The public park is fully integrated and offers attractive leisure facilities.
The whole planning and implementation process was a joint undertaking of the local farmers, public authorities and NGOs. The project has been commended because of its substantial contributions to social welfare, its environmental achievements and the successful public-private partnership.See more
From a flood-prone parcel of communal land, the Ecological river remediation park creates a public park, and more – an ecosystem, cultural center and commercial market garden – in a partnership involving local farmers, public authorities and NGOs. A series of lakes biologically treats waste-water, provides fishing opportunities and gives water birds a home.Download project entry poster (PDF, 2.65 MB) »
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