The valleys of Aragua, in the north of Venezuela, are an important area of agricultural tradition in the country since the 17th century. And it’s also in the proximity to three of the largest cities in the country, Caracas, Maracay and Valencia, making it an area of high urban growth that threatens the agricultural heritage of the place. The valley is quite narrow and you can identify three layers of well-defined landscape, the mountain ranges north and south, the urban area at the north of the valley and the agricultural void of the Hacienda Santa Teresa, and between which there is no direct relationship more than the proximity.
The Agricultural: In the project, the agricultural void is considered to have an important heritage value for the place, so it seeks to protect it, taking an area in disuse and with great urban pressure of the Hacienda Santa Teresa and transform it in an Agricultural and Sports Park.
The Urban: The south part of El Consejo, the closest to the Hacienda Santa Teresa, is a very depressed area with a significant deficit of services and equipment, the project plan the reactivation of the place with a series of mixed-use buildings that form a network, a footpath of pedestrian mobility and public spaces at a neighborhood scale in the urban plot already consolidated of the town.
The In Between: It is a new layer of landscape that seeks to stop urban growth towards the agricultural void, as well as a transition between urban and agricultural, a place of recognition of these two parts of the geography of the place.