Amazonia Trans [Tri] Fronteriza/

Fabiola del Carmen Cruz Ballardo

PeruBrazilBolivia, Plurinational State of

Project Details


Iñapari - Perú; Assis - Brasil; Bolpebra - Bolivia / PeruBrazilBolivia, Plurinational State of



Year (Design/Construction):

2018 / -

Area (Net/Gross):

- / 5000 m2

Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:


Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:


• Use of sustainable and local materials
• Integration of the urban and the landscape through the Amazonian biodiversity
• Adaptability to the river level changes and weather conditions
• Vindication of the ancestral amazonian knowledge and heritage

Project description as provided by the author:

The project is located in the tripartite between Peru, Brazil and Bolivia, where the ethnic communities, Manchineri and Yaminahua, reside. These communities have the same ethnic background but are separated by national artificial borders that weaken their traditions and relationships among them.

In response to this problem, the project takes a posture: to work beyond the borders and have the whole tripartite as an intervention area. So, regarding the social dynamics and ancestral indigenous practices that can be found in the area, the project proposes a cultural space where the communities would finally have a place. A place to learn and share their traditional knowledge.

For the indigenous people, the world is made by paths. Hierarchical paths that weave a world of relations and facts. As a master plan we seek to create an urban-landscape tissue that would connect the countries, the ethnies and the Amazon as one. Roads and pathways are proposed accompanied with an Amazonian Park and landscape boulevards that enhance the connection with the environment. Finally, a continuous infrastructure frames the central landscape with a public and programmatic path, and catapults it as a space of integration.

This infrastructure is composed by modules that, taking into account the traditional construction methods of the Amazon, are elevated in pilotis and are built in Quinilla and Huayruro wood that ensure the resistance of the module. The module is thought to change according to the use of the spaces and be flexible to hold different activities like: holding ceremonies, learning traditional languages, learning about the Amazonian medicinal plants, etc.

In conclusion, this project seeks to vindicate the vital knowledge of the ancestral Amazonian cultures, not only for being cultural heritage, but because it is a lifestyle deeply connected with the environment that is intrinsic talking about them and the Amazon.

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