The Llanquihue Urban Green Infrastructure Plan proposed a landscape project based on the spatial and functional articulation of existing urban ecosystems, transforming them into structuring parts of a network designed to provide key ecosystem services for the city and its inhabitants. To achieve this, the Baquedano Wetland was intervened: a wetland that was declared in critical condition due to the fillings carried out around its edges, which significantly impoverished the presence of native vegetation, turning it into a focus of contamination and degradation. The water sheet of the wetland, as a result of this state of deterioration and the eutrophication process that affected it, was progressively disappearing. In this context the project operated on the edges of the wetland through a system of strips, nodes, and areas that generated a space of ecological and social mediation, including the restoration of Edge ecosystems, the recovery of the water sheet, the enabling of circulations, and the creation of programmatic areas.
Master in Landscape Architecture (MAPA) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), and Fundación Legado de Chile
Osvaldo Moreno, Tomás Gárate, Germán Guzmán, Macarena Vásquez y Andrés Riveros
Municipality of Llanquihue, Regional Government and CORFO