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Parquebambu

A project by: Semillas + LAN-Laboratorio architetture naturali + Ensusitio
Location: Native Community Jerusalén de Miñaro, Pangoa (Peru) – 2017
Execution: April 28, 2017 – May 6, 2017
Organizers: Marta Maccaglia, Marta Anducas, Matteo Penzo, Pamela Amadio, Ilaria Pinto, Raffaella Ceparano, Martina Uda (Semillas); Sara Valente (LAN).
Workshop coordinators: Enrique Villacis Tapia (Ensusitio), Francesco Poli (LAN)
Bamboo master builder: José Torrejón Limas
Participants: Daniela Perleche, María Milagros Santos, Melizza Isabel Sánchez, Héctor Alberto Flores, Mario Elio Puma, Wilmer Gregori Peralta, Claudia Inés Acosta, Leonardo Barragán, Giulia Doretti, Cristina Tullio, Andrea Miccoli, Katherine Aurora Lopez, Diana Elizabet Bustamante, Estefanía Nathalí Vega, Bruno Farias, Nathaly Patricia Llacza, Monica Milagros Carrasco, Francieli Lopes, Lucero de María Arroyo, Melissa Apolaya, Pablo Esteban Yllatopa, Raúl Ignacio Arancibia, Katherine Vanessa Llayqui, vecinos y vecinas de la comunidad.
Funding: Volcafe, CPS – comunitá promozione e sviluppo, Bosch Arquitectos, Doppiacotta, MAT, Marta Anducas, private donors.
Photography: Alejandra Orosco, Marta Maccaglia, Enrique Villacis Tapia

PARQUEBAMBU has been developed in parallel with the construction of Jerusalen de Miñaro primary school, through a design and construction workshop, being the result of the collective work of the participants and the community.

The park consists of two modules: in both, vertical sticks recall the native game “palo resbaloso”, a competition consisting of climbing a tree trunk. Other bamboos join diagonally the vertical sticks reinforcing the structure and tying it unitarily, forming “multipurpose ladders” in twisted spiral. In addition, the second module is characterized by three platforms that provide shaded and rest spaces.

Used materials are bamboo canes, palm leaves for the cover and the bark of a tree called sachahuasca for moorings. Big stones, previously found in the terrain, were used for foundations.

PARQUEBAMBU is an unconventional playground that provides children a space of freedom and fantasy. A model of intervention made possible through collective action, from funding to the design and construction process involving students and architects from different countries, neighbours and children, which represented a complete inter-learning experience.