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PLADBI Punta de Lobos

Type: Master plan, PLADBI (Low Impact Development Plan)
Year: 2015.
Location: Punta de Lobos, Pichilemu, VI region.
Area: 25 ha.
Team: Cristobal Valenzuela H, Angela Delorenzo A and Javier Lorenzo.
Senior lawyer conservation specialist: Roberto Peralta.
Local partners: Comité Punta de Lobos, Punta de Lobos surf clubs, fishermen, Hotel Alaia, the global nonprofit organization Save the Waves and Nicolás Recordón.

1st. phase: Post earthquake and tsunami 27F 2010: Coastal park, surf club and skate park
Award:  Finalist in Build Back Better of Nike + Architecture for Humanity 2010
2nd. phase: PLADBI (Low Impact Development Plan)
Award: Finalist in National Innovation Awards Avonni 2016, category New City

After the earthquake and tsunami of February 27, 2010, in Chile, the organization Architecture for Humanity and Nike: Build Back Better Chile, held a competition and this project was recognized as one of the top 10, with the support of Owners and Concessionaire, Ilustre Municipalidad of Pichilemu, Provincial Governor of Cardenal Caro, Chile's National Surfing Federation and Regional Surfing Association of VI region of Chile.

In 2015 the initiative was renewed, triggered by the need to merge real estate interests and new uses with those of traditional stakeholders  (artisans, fishermen, surfers, and tourists, among others) and the conservation and rehabilitation of sensitive ecosystems of mediterranean coastal climates, a global conservation hotspot.

This time the approach was with a long-term vision that included approximately 200 ha. encompassing Punta de Lobos. Through a PLADBI formed by a public-private company, economic development was promoted in a way that protects and enhances local values. The idea was to construct a replicable model for other urban or rural coasts at environmental or cultural heritage risk

We developed  strategies for the following six areas of  the master plan: (1) Image and local character, (2) Ecology and conservation easements, (3) Accessibility to sea beaches and types of connectivity, (4) Zoning and program, (5) Urban and social infrastructure, 6) Management in the short and long term. In addition, as part of the master plan development model, we proposed thecreation of a foundation to manage, and incorporate the different stakeholders in the development and future implementation of the PLADBI.

The objective of the project is to promote the local value’ ofPunta de Lobos, responding to the global challenges of sustainability; a valuation of the local natural and cultural environmental heritage, through informed design respecting importance of the site and the inclusion of the different stakeholders in the project. It will provide design solutions that connect people with the landscape and ensure the preservation of local valuesfor future generations.