Client: Secretaría Nacional de Cultura
Program: Public presentation of the Masterplan of the Historic Centre of Asuncion
Scope: Design and display of the exhibition, consisting of multimedia material and a 8×4 m physical model of the Historical Center
The exhibition was launched on May 14th, day of the 204th anniversary of National Independence, at the Casa de la Independencia. It represented the official delivery of the Master Plan for the Historical Centre of Asuncion to the citizens. The President of the Republic of Paraguay took part at the opening of the exhibition, together with the Ministry of Culture and other local authorities.
The most spectacular piece in the exhibition is the large model of the historic center of the city and the neighbourhood of Chacarita, made in scale 1:500, measuring 8 m wide and 4 m high; where the ten institutional strategies of the Master Plan are represented as a global vision allowing the viewers to appreciate the complexity of all actions as well as the scale of the intervention.
In addition to the model, a large photo installation has been displayed: “CHA’s faces“. It is a photo mosaic of citizens who participated in the workshops organized during the development of the Master Plan. Moreover, a large aerial photo is displayed to show the relation between the Master Plan of the Historical Center, the Avenida Costanera and the Bay of Asuncion.
Ten stands exhibited the different features of the Master Plan, such as the institutional strategies, the participatory process, the mapping activities accomplished with the University students, etc. The complete books describing the 10 institutional strategies and the 40 pilot projects are presented, so that all the details of the actions and all the original materials produced during the design process are available and accessible. 15 scale models 1/400 and 1/200 are shown, exploring the themes of the urban catalyzers and future buildings of the River Front and Puerto Vivo.
Photos: Juan Carlos Meza, Marcelo Kublik, Leonardo Méndez, Derlis Salinas