Bridgette Meinhold

Pop-Up Green Park Invades the City of Lima, Peru

by , 11/12/10

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Invasion Verde was one of five selected artistic interventions chosen out of 137 proposals for Lima’s Great Week. Located along the paver-lined Pasaje Encarnacion, the works gives a pop of color as well as an easily accessible public outdoor seating and play space. The undulating mini-hills are covered in natural grass, recycled tires are planted with flowers and grass and mounted on stool legs, serving as fun outdoor chairs. Recycled plastic is also used as sculptural pieces throughout the park, which is planted entirely with drought tolerant plants.

Lima has grown rapidly, and as the demand for housing grew, the city did little to incorporate public park and recreational space into their planning. According to the World Health Organization, every person living in a city should have 8 sq meter of recreation space, and Lima only has 1.98 sq meter per capita, resulting in a shortfall of 4,800 hectares of recreational spaces. Invasion Verde is an attempt to insert extra park space into a packed city, in order to improve the quality of life for Lima’s citizens.

+ Gran Semana de Lima

Via Platforma Arquitectura

Images Via MRGNT Flickr/Genaro Alva

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4 Comments

  1. pop up July 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hello Vivian

    You can contact the team sending an email to popup.architecture@gmail.com

    Gloria Andrea

  2. Tafline Laylin Tafline Laylin July 4, 2012 at 6:28 am

    We suggest you contact Gran Semana de Lima. The link is at the end of the article. Thanks.

  3. rmolina July 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Hello-

    I would like to know who I can get in touch with in Lima Peru in regards to the building of this park. Please provide me with the Management team, name and email if possible.

    Kindly,
    Vivian

  4. rnichols February 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Hi There. My name is Raymond Nichols and I am a 15 year old Boy Scout from Crosby, Texas. I came across Invasion Verde and really likes the old tire stools. Do you know who I can contact for directions on making some. I was thinking of trying to make some for my Eagle Project. Thanks, Raymond nichols_tina@hotmail.com

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