caracas urban agriculture
the green river system
For nearly four centuries, Caracas was an agricultural city. Venezuela's main production was agriculture. Coffee and cocoa plantations covered the soil of the city and the Guaire river was it's main source of water. The idea of this study is to reappropriate the land that less than half a century ago were used as agricultural fields, and promote new systems of self food production to people.
The green river system is the union of agricultural parks and peri-urban production. The high production of the periphery is commercialized in the park's markets. Low production will be used as educational purposes, productive landscapes will connect the city through new transportation systems . The idea is to create different design patterns through strategic and physical characteristics of the Guaire river axis.