Urban integration: a cultural proposal on the historical core of Maracaibo, Venezuela
Paz, Carlos Alberto
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.U.D.) -- Urban Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Urban Design
Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-100).
The thesis aims to support the historical significance of the downtown area of Maracaibo by taking into consideration the historical architecture and areas located in one of its leading parishes, the Bolivar parish. In order to reach this goal, I decided to revitalize the area located between the Basilica and the Cathedral of the city. At the present time, this area features a renovated park at the south area of the basilica known as Plaza Del Rosario De Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira. Even though this plaza went through a renovation process in 2004, it lacks a proper connection to the south east of the area, where the Cathedral of the city is located. This area possesses an interesting set of emblematic structures and spaces such as the Teatro Baralt, Casa de Morales, Palacio Legislativo, and the historically known Plaza Bolivar. Thus, due to the rich combination produced by the architecture and places mentioned above, the area offers prominent cultural assets that showcase the history of the city in an accurate way. The main goal of the thesis is the development of a proper connection among the area, which included the revitalization of the selected site and its current connection with its surrounding areas. Furthermore, I decided to modify the current streetscape of one of the streets adjacent to the site, calle 96, and implement historical and cultural aspects of the city in order support the local businesses, the historic structures, and alleviate the current congested situation throughout the selected site. When generating a well-balanced environment, the city itself becomes more consolidated and attractive for the whole community.
CHAIR: Madson, Ryan
PDF: 100 p. : ill. (some col.)
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