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