The proposal of AS+ in partnership with EAST (Ezquiaga Arquitectura, Sociedad y Territorio), has won First Prize in the International Competition in the ” Plan de Revitalización del Centro Tradicional y Patrimonial de Managua”” promoted by BID (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo).
Revitalization in the Managua´s Traditional and Hereditary Center requires more than overlapping sectorial strategies of risk assessment, mobility, infrastructure, environment, heritage, housing and public space. All are important and essential components of the revitalization plan, but they must all share a common thread of housing recovery and the establishing centrality of the heart of the city.
As a result of the catastrophic earthquake of 1972, the center of Managua presents a geography unique in the world. The magnitude and singularity of the city´s problems demand a complete and ambitious vision of urban revitalization. This vision will be sustained by an articulation of proposals for renewal, transformation, rehabilitation and recycling of urban fabric, public spaces, infrastructure and activity, all from the perspective of housing partnered with the reactivation of the city´s capacity to receive economic activities, institutions and resources.