Mirador de Comas

In short

Upgrading Mirador de Comas with a large tourist destination at the top of the hill, and improving the current housing and living conditions of the people living on the hill by making them part of a tourist destination.

Why?

This initiative is not just a cosmetic change, but also economic, cultural, and coexistence. Therefore, our overall objective is to turn this place into an example for all Peru, where there is no discrimination, whether by race, sex, age, religion or place of origin. Free of violence and crime, where respect for others is a fundamental rule. A clean and pleasant place to live. An environment in which we care for and protect. Because it depends on the success of this company, our welfare and that of our neighbors.

The Area: Fortaleza Hill

Peruvian District of Comas district is the fourth most populous Peru and one of the 43 that make up the Lima Province, Department of Lima. It is located in the north of metropolitan Lima, about 15 kilometres from downtown Lima. Its altitude varies from 150-811 meters above sea level so it is at a higher altitude than other districts of Lima. It limits the north with District of Carabayllo, east to the San Juan de Lurigancho, the south with the District of Independence and the west with District of Los Olivos and the District of Puente Piedra. It has a population of about 650.000 habitantes, and the area in which we will operate is to the south, bordering the City of Independence. This environment has 8 settlements and a neighbourhood, with more than 1,000 families.

TARGET 1 Creating a monumental point of tourist interest with the largest flag of Peru

The first objective is to ensure that national and international tourists visit the place. For this we create a landmark for domestic tourists, visiting the largest flag of Peru. But this is not all; we also have breathtaking views of Lima, arriving from San Juan de Lurigancho. to Stone Bridge, from Comas and Callao. An extraordinary place to visit. If in addition to this, we offer the Museum of Comas and a good restaurant, we can offer all tourists a trip to remember. Lima has very little places for a romantic or business dinner with these breathtaking views.
This would not be possible if we let the rest of the Hill remain a messy, invaded and precarious housing and access place. It is so we can link the development of the area with tourism promotion, and also convert the lowlands in a place of interest to visit.

TARGET 1a Creating a museum of the Comas area with two restaurants

Comas District has a population of over 650,000 citizens, which in Europe would be the ten largest of any country. The Comena culture, despite being a young district of just 50 years, has a very important cultural and historical
legacy. Cultural because being a district whose population comes from emigration, people in all departments of Peru, so the cultural richness is unquestionable meet. In the historical aspect, it has ycimientos of pre-Inca
archaeological cultures, from the time of the Incas, a colonial past with Spanish haciendas, and an extensive modern and contemporary history. HOWEVER it has no museum. Instituting a museum would be attractive enough to be visited by numerous schoolchildren.

If we show the history of Comas in the Museum, another feature of the Peruvian culture it is its cuisine, for it will create two restaurants, one of them for more exclusive public and the other more economical. Where you
can sample the full range of possibilities that Peruvian food, from the most elaborate to the simplest. In addition we will have a picnic area where visitors can sit and eat at what they have themselves brought, and enjoy the views.

TARGET 1b Creating a point of tourist interest with an impressive view over Lima, with souvenir shop

The other important goal is to make products that are manufactured inka-to-market area, for it will offer visitors a store to buy souvenirs and crafts, visiting the place. This will give a major boost in job creation for residents of the Hill. Thus, not only the reeds may be financed, but also generate a local industry, facilitating the maintenance cost of the work performed. It will also be an income through taxes to the municipality itself. Generate value chain is our goal. Finally in this first goal, focused on the building that supports the flag,we have the natural appeal of the situation. Cerro Fortaleza is a highpoint 250 meters d alt6ura where most of Lima currency, and evenboats Callao. An excellent place to place coin-operated telescopes, thus generating extra income, which will delight all those who visit us especiall children.

Target 2 Creating a forest area

We start from an arid terrain, and poor soil. We choose tree species that can adapt very well, with special emphasis on native species in the area. As discussed below we will nourish the soil with humus, generated from organic waste from.the waste generated by residents.

The same we do with the water to be purified wastewater. This place will become an area for walking and camping, which in addition to being a beautiful look on to the environment, will be a refuge for animal species in the area. After some time it  could become a place of study for naturalists and students.

Target 3 Transforming the streets

The design that has been raised in this project is global, it is not limited to the upper parts, but the whole set of streets and houses, to turn it into a monumental set. Not by their architecture but because we want to become a
huge garden, where beauty is the primary factor.

We will facilitate access of neighbours to give importance to what we have yet to give, which is the lining of the facades. If we get this goal, we are sure it will become an icon of Lima, in a place that will show tourists the transcendence and the contrast with the rest of the city.

Creating this also depends on the support and enthusiasm of the neighbours for this project.

Target 4 Faccilitate access to residential housing: economical, dignified, organic, earthquakeproof and sustainable

This along with access is the change that’s going to get to the heart of all the neighbours who come to live in a beautiful designed house that is also comfortable and pleasant. This is the biggest dream of all the people involved in this project.

It will also be a salutary lesson for the rest of hundreds of settlements that exist in Lima, really being a role model. Because they are not only beautiful houses,
but also economically affordable, isolated thermally and environmentally friendly, sustainable, and strong enough for seismic activity.

A place where they see their happy children grow without risk of accidents and in a very special  environment.

arget 5 Creating fascinating access

The access is not only an urgent need for the villagers, but also a reason to make them a magnificent spectacle. One of these ways up will take more than 1,500 steps, and will be one of the longest in the world. Hopefully also one of the most beautiful steps.

As a reason to make it more pleasurable for tourists to scroll through the small streets residents can create shops and businesses, increasing the appeal to be visited.

We will also create small corners of rest, making the arduous climb pleasant and more easy.

All ladders converge at the top that will lead to the last ramp to the Flag Monument.

IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM OF ACCESS TO THE AREA, BY FOOT, CABLE CAR OR VEHICLE

JOB CREATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

To make this project a success, besides the aesthetic and functional component must also have the fundamental premise of human development, especially for women and young people, not just so they can afford their home, but also because the improvement in the quality of life that will tner with this environment will do that can have a prosperous future. Most women and men have to go to work over long distances sometimes more than two hours commuting back what adding the return, they lost almost five hours each day, which affects not only the family life, neglect of children, but also in the expectations of life.

A job training and development of their capabilities, coupled with the arrival of prospects will improve this situation, and especially women will have economic independence, but also confidence that their effort is actually compensated.

Target 6 Job creation and entrepreneurship especially for women and young people

To make this project a success, besides the aesthetic and functional component must also have the fundamental premise of human development, especially for women and young people, not just so they can afford their home, but also because the improvement in the quality of life that will tner with this environment will do that can have a prosperous future. Most women and men have to go to work over long distances sometimes more than two hours commuting back what adding the return, they lost almost five hours each day, which affects not only the family life, neglect of children, but also in the expectations of life.

A job training and development of their capabilities, coupled with the arrival of prospects will improve this situation, and especially women will have economic independence, but also confidence that their effort is actually compensated.

Target 7 A totally organic place with zero waste

As a complement to the above objectives, we not only make this place visually attractive, but also take care of the waste, both solid and liquid. If we want to create a project that is an example for Peru, to solve this problem is crucial.
Therefore, the place is totally organic, ie, all waste is recycled, separating at
source. And as for organic waste we create small treatment plants, lombriceras, which will provide us with the necessary fertilizer for the soil.
As for wastewater, our idea is to install sewage treatment plants, so that purified water is intended for irrigation of gardens and plants. This will contain advanced irrigation, to be able to re-use every drop of water.

Target 8 Creating a space for culture and arts

And finally it definitely targets crown, is that the place is not only to walk and admire, if so would lack an important incentive that would not only place a center of interest, but also developing. And to create a space of Culture and Arts on the outside, build a Park Auditorium, and use the streets as a space for artistic expression.
Giving option also for visual artists to develop their talents and receive an economic benefit, decorating stairs and areas specially designed for it.

 

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