Cartagena de Indias, Colombia · December 2015 · Group project
The city of Cartagena de Indias is located in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It is an important touristic area and its colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite all these positive influences, the majority of the urban area consists of impoverished neighborhoods and a lack of decent housing. Self made constructions with poor materials are the norm, as well as a non-existing urban planning, which has led to an uncontrolled expansion of the city.
This project's objective is to propose a solution to the problems the city faces. The area chosen is in the heart of abandoned neighborhoods, between two rivers, with an enormous potential to create a pleasant region, with green areas and public buildings to help with the social and economic problems present.