System of plazas
Corredor Colon is a highway that penetrates the city converting itself into a boulevard which is its main urban artery. The landscape proposal is trying to give it an urban character. As there is little space for landscaping and working vertically is not an option because of the weakness of the ground, paving and vegetation are the fundamental elements filling the project with content. Colon is a city with a strong identity marked by its intense history as by its colourful and picturesque image. Both topics have been incorporated in our proposal for paving by taking the patterns and colours as backbone for our work. The paved areas contain two types of spaces: Circulation (sidewalks) and Static (squares, bus stops, sports grounds). De difference between both of them and the intensification of the character of every little enclave is being achieved by the adaptation of the colour codes of the dresses used in “congos”, a traditional afro-colonial dance from the area and the “molas”, a form of indigenous textile art from Panama.
Government of Panama – MOP
ODEBRECHT, project contractor
ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN:
Gonzalo Rivas, María Franco, Beatriz Salinas, Raúl García, Abraham Piñate, Iván Guerrero, Lucía Acedo