6th Holcim Awards 2020/21

144 This transformation project turns the problem of dismantling a zoo into an opportunity to create a more environmentally aware consciousness in Mendoza. The design reconverts the area formerly occupied by a zoo that closed in 2019 into the site’s original morphology and landscape without imposing a new or too distinctive language. The new park articulates itself around a series of thematic paths (sports circuit, native culture circuit, recycling circuit etc.), along which different activities or temporary events take place. This results in a recreational public space that is deployed Park Evolution Revitalised recreation landscape at former zoo Mendoza, Argentina Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prize 2020 Latin America Animal welfare Holistic Recycling Organic Sports Play Native cultures Sustainable architecture Ecopark circuits