Lima, Peru
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Playas, Ecuador
Shrimp farming in Ecuador was a booming industry since 1970s, covering 200,000 hectares along the Pacific coast. In 1999, the ferocious ‘white spot’ virus devastated most of the farms, leaving vast trenches of the coast with abandoned unusable salinized land in a great ecological disaster and economic despair for local communities. This project is an attempt to restore the coastland by building a seaside residential complex on one of those abandoned shrimp farms. The base of the design is precisely by readjusting the former shrimp ponds and turning them into the feature for a landscape of lagoons where housing clusters are placed. In the center of the complex an artificially made Crystal Lagoon presides the whole complex for leisure and viewing purposes of the 3000 housing units. Project done in collaboration with Re.