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Politecnico di Milano (2019)

Landscape regeneration of Lurin Valley (Peru) . Merging heritage with ecological infrastructure

SALAZAR ABECASIS, SERGIO MARTIN ; VINCIGUERRA SOTO, ALDO

Titre : Landscape regeneration of Lurin Valley (Peru) . Merging heritage with ecological infrastructure

Auteur : SALAZAR ABECASIS, SERGIO MARTIN ; VINCIGUERRA SOTO, ALDO

Université de soutenance : Politecnico di Milano

Grade : Laurea Magistrale 2019

Résumé
The Valley of Lurin, in Lima - Peru, is characterize by its dominant agricultural activity which comes from prehispanic times. Besides being an arid territory, the prehispanic civilizations generated an efficient water irrigation system transforming the landscape into a green one suitable for agriculture. The question this research has explored is “how cities can bring back ancient local knowledge and technologies in order to solve contemporary urban problems ?”. To answer this question, the first step was to make an analysis of the prehispanic cosmovision of landscape following with a territorial and urban assessment. Secondly, identify key elements of the territory in order to categorize dynamics, cycles and problematics. The analysis shows neglection of the river and natural elements along with a disconnection with the territoral components that made its habitability possible. There is also a detachment of the cultural heritage and the agricultural identity generating fragmented landscapes and communities. According to this, the proposal recognizes the river and the prehispanic irrigation canals, in use nowadays, as the key elements for the regeneration of the territory. The strategy consists in put in value these elements with an Ecological Infrastructure that integrates ecosystem services along the river, an Agricultural Park and an Open Spaces Network based in the irrigation canals present. With this the proposal aims to generate awareness of the cultural heritage that the agriculture represents in the territory along with its direct connection with the components of it. The project strategy invites to explore sustainable urban developments that intend to involve the stakeholders with their territory, culture and heritage. Leaving behind current unsustainable models giving space to new ones that value the traces of the past in order to build a sustainable future.

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