Buenaventura (Colombia)

Based on the existing project, the park was reorganised and adapted to convert it into an urban space matching the wishes of the public, more habitable and with a modern image that projects Buenaventura towards the future, considering some of the pre-existing features (trees, brickwork, monuments, etc) that are included in the new arrangement. The area of action is 5.17 ha.
The proposal integrates the traffic needs, enlarging the space for pedestrians, public transport and cyclists in a large avenue that extends to include phase 2 of this project and that will, in the near future, run along the entire urban perimeter of the Isla de Cascajal.
This great tree-lined avenue will form the first of the three bands into which the Malecón has been structured. The other two bands will be the intermediate one, for leisure and sports activities, and the coast, dedicated to the sea promenade with views of the sea and bay.
These three bands match the degree of commercial activity to respond to the demand for service and control throughout the working day and that are supported by a structure of tree-lined paths connecting the first street with the marine promenade by multiple linear paths, creating spaces for walking and staying with fresh and agreeable shaded areas.
With the idea of recovering the sea view (currently blocked by a multitude of fences and buildings along the first avenue), a structure of easily recognisable paths has been planned with direct views between the urban and sea areas. This favours another of the requirements, the improvement of the users’ security and the possibility of control by security guards, police and monitors.