Solid Waste Management and Children’s Playgrounds

  • Location:
    La Moran, Caracas Venezuela
  • Date:
    2009
  • Area:
    102 m2
  • Client:
    La Asociación Civil Comunitaria LaMorán-Silsa
  • Team:
    Dividendo Vountario para la Comunidad, Fudep Venezuela, Enlace Arquitectura, Inés Casanova, Leonardo Robleto
  • Photography:
    Enlace Arquitectura
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As part of an integralenvironmental sanitation project in the community of La Morán, aninformal settlement of circa 7,000 inhabitants in the western sideof the city of Caracas, informal waste dumps called "vertederos"are to be converted into public spaces for the community."Vertederos" are residual spaces informally utilized by thecommunity to dispose of their solid waste, thereby contaminatingthe environment, affecting the dignity and quality of life of itsinhabitants. In response to this problem a "waste route" has beendesigned together with the community where containersdifferentiated between organic and inorganic waste will be emptieddaily by young workers in the community for pay. Concurrently the"vertederos" will be freed of all waste and three of them will beconverted into modest children playgrounds to be cared for andmaintained by the participants in the environmental sanitationproject and by the community at large.

Social workers: FUDEP Fomento para el Desarrollo Popular
Sponsor: DVC Dividendo Voluntario para la Comunidad 
Phase: Under construction