A Penetrable Bubble: Sustainable Metropolitan Park “La Carlota”

By Laura Isabel Rodríguez, Lourdes Peñaranda and Yuri Faneite.

Published by The International Journal of the Constructed Environment

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Published online: January 6, 2015 $US5.00

"La Carlota" is located east of Caracas, Venezuela. With an area of approximately 103 square hectares, it is located between Sucre and Chacao municipalities and separated from the Bruta municipality by the Guaire River. La Carlota is a large, flat space that acts as a city center built on a valley surrounded by high mountains. It originally developed from the sugar cane estate Chuao. In the mid-1940s an airstrip and sheds used to shelter precious vessels were built on the grounds. Today La Carlota houses a private airport with restricted use due to environmental conditions. Since its establishment as an airport, La Carlota has become an impenetrable bubble for most citizens. Therefore, the authors propose that citizens make use of this area while maintaining it as a green space that we can all access.

Keywords: Sustainability, Metropolitan Park, Landscape

The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.1-11. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 6, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.462MB)).

Laura Isabel Rodríguez

Professor, Department of Theory and Practice of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela

Dra. Lourdes Peñaranda

Professor, Department of Theory and Practice of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela

Yuri Faneite

Professor, Department of Theory and Practice of Design, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela