Revitalization Plan of the Traditional Centre of Managua

As a consequence of the winning entry of the competition of the Revitalization of the Centre of Managua won by AS+ in association with EAST, the team proposes several prototypical alternatives of urbanization in a block chosen as a study for the development of the plan of the revitalization.


Based on a study of factors of influence, the project site, the local climate and material culture, the project proposes a number of typologies and urban spaces with the potential to form part of the new urban center of Managua. Different combinations of their elements are explored, to understand their potential in terms of density, type of use, orientations, coexistence of different economic levels and living conditions of the inhabitants that each proposal allows and enhances.


All proposals are based on the search for adequate coexistence of office and commercial spaces with more residential uses, to create an optimal urban atmosphere. At the same time, all typologies seek to emerge as innovative, affordable and reliable solutions, based on their thermodynamic behavior and the use of local and proven materials and techniques



client: BID (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo)

location: Managua, Nicaragua

16.000 m2

program: Urban plan, residential and mixed use

area: 16.000 m2

status: International Competition. First Prize


TEAM: EAST (Directors: José María Ezquiaga / Gemma Peribáñez) and AS+ (Directors: Iñaki Ábalos / Renata Sentkiewicz)
Architecture Pilot Project: Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz (AS+)
Collaborators: Jerónimo van Schendel, Alejandra Salvador, Eduardo López, Alexander Jacobson, Isabel Ramos, Alvaro Maján (AS+)

Team: Alejandro Bernabeu

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