QUIZANGA MASTER PLAN
The plan envisioned a community of ‘lifelong learning’, with educational opportunities for all residents.
BatesForum was asked by the Petribu Group to compete for this approximately 4000 hectare New City Master Plan located 28km outside the city of Recife, Brazil. Forum Studio also served in an advisory role as part of the Client team to oversee the development of the Master plan. This amazing site was gifted to the Petribu family almost 400 years ago by the King of Portugal, and has been used to produce sugar cane every since. The rolling topography and forest preserve areas clearly define distinct development opportunities for this new sustainable city.
The goal for this effort was to create a framework plan, which would serve as the roadmap for multiple phases of development over the next couple decades. The Client wanted to create a new world class, mixed-use residential community: an environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable development that offered a new and improved lifestyle for all its residents.
The plan included multiple community centers, walkable to the residents, providing opportunities to live, work, learn, and play; a safe place where families could call home for many generations. An important aspect of the plan included the ability to connect to the existing adjacent communities in an inclusive way, while providing amenities and improved infrastructure, improving the quality of the local residents lives.
The plan calls for major reforestation in addition to stream and river restoration as a system of interconnected open space and greenways. Guidelines for slope stabilization and the creation of new lakes to harvest rainfall, as well as renewable energy, water, and waste strategies, were also considered.
A major emphasis was placed on education, including the plans for multiple universities, including one focused on developing sustainable architecture in the Mata Atlantica. Green industries were located along the new ring road. The main town center includes all the necessities of urban life including healthcare facilities, commercial mixed use, office, and residential uses. A transportation system is envisioned to connect the town centers to a regional system linking to the core of Recife.
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