Cerro Las Cabras Park Master Plan
The proposal of the Cerro Las Cabras Park Master Plan addresses the challenge of transforming the Cerro Las Cabras island into a safe, active, and meditative park for the residents of Puente Alto and the Metropolitan Region. The Urban Design and Landscaping Master Plan seeks to better the societal value of the park as an urban landmark while valuing the existing nature and environment.
Municipality of Puente
The transformation of the island hill into a park will directly benefit an estimated 92,727 inhabitants, with 10,691 inhabitants living within five or fewer minutes away from the entrance to the hill.
To achieve the transformation, the proposal defines four concepts of territorial intervention for the future park:
01. Two Units
It is considered that the future passage of an avenue will divide the park, generating two physically distinct units. However, in the proposal, it is considered a continuous unit of the park.
02. Circulation Security
Strategic entrances are determined according to the accessibility of the environment while considering the connectivity of the environment. The trails and circulations respond to the existing traces and potential panoramic viewpoints. Above all, access and circulation will promote the safety of those who use the park.
03. Observation + Activities
Due to the ecological fragility and current degraded state of the environment, we seek to generate zones of programmatic intervention while continually providing thoughtful programs throughout the routes. The programs include a community center and public library, which connect the territorial units, a ceremonial zone and a grotto, which recognize pre-existing activities, as well as viewpoints, a bike park, an antenna viewpoint, urban gardens, a skatepark, a security unit, and a nature-based playground.
04. Reforestation Model
Reformation is vital during the process of reforestation and environmental recovery of the hill's ecosystem. A matrix is zoned based on six typologies that respond to environmental and societal needs, including flowered fields, native vegetation, recreational green areas, reforestation, and orchards.