Illustrative Site Plan of “El Paraiso”
Territorial Analysis of Lima
The Cultural Patrimony “El Paraiso”
Collaging Lima’s Lack of Open Spaces
Proposed Conservation & Activation Strategy
Creating Access to the Cultural Heritage
Creating Economic Opportunities by Restructuring Agricultural Processes
Water Circulation & Cleaning Strategies along the Chillon River
Enhancing Water Quality with the Cultural Landscape
Upgrading the Livelihoods Low-Income Families
Development & Transformation Diagram of the Agricultural-Park

Ukhu Pacha – Lima

building a landscape-based economy

The Chillon River is one of the three main rivers that used to provide Lima with fresh water from the Andes Mountains, sustaining life along its valleys. Today, where Lima has grown to become the worlds’ second largest, metropolitan desert city, the rivers have lost their voices. As a result, they were channeled, polluted with solid and chemical waste and now threaten to be starved by the ongoing urban growth of Lima. “Ukhu Pacha”, an old Incan concept picks up the notion of space and time, revealing the different ecological, economic and cultural layers of the lower Chillon Valley, transforming them into a new open space concept. The first metropolitan Industrial Park creates synergies between existing and proposed industries, capitalizes on the open space as economic value and through that, addresses the agricultural, industrial and archeological context. Four proposed strategies (connections, waste treatment, water treatment.

Contribution & Collaboration
Ruben Segovia, MArch 2017