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AGROPARK - MECHANISM FOR URBAN REGENERATION

A long time ago, the city of Călărași was tightly connected to the Danube thanks to the ports of its industrial sites. Unfortunately, today, as the industrial sites have been decommissioned or barely used, there are approximately 300 hectares of unused land in close connection to the Danube. Unlike most post-industrial sites, the site in Călărași is hiding a positive ecological dimension. Once buried by vegetation, the site was colonized by various plants and birds and its micro-climate started to slowly regenerate. The aim of this project is to capitalize the privileged position of Călărași along the Danube and bring back nature to the city using nature-based solutions and an ecological and all-encompassing approach which will elevate the attractiveness of the city. First of all, the project reinvents the existing resources of the site and the place's distinctive atmosphere and identity. The water canals, the farmland, the community gardens, local traditions, and customs are integrated into the design process. The park is thought to work like a mechanism: each part of the mechanism represents a center of interest and there is a constant transfer of goods and information between them. Consequentially, distinct routes are created to meet the needs of various population groups.

"Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism Bucharest, Romania

Author: Monica Gabriela AMUZA Supervisor: Angelica STAN, Alexandra COLȚOȘ, Raluca DUICĂ, Sorina RUSU Academic year: 2018/2019

The mechanism builds upon the existing agrarian landscape and heritage, therefore it aims to promote urban agriculture and to provide recreation and prosperity. Over time, a community can be born because the responsibility to care for a land creates a sense of place and identity. The core of the agro-park houses, among others, community gardens, an agriculture and rural heritage museum, a local market where the park's goods can be turned into profit and a wetland. The park allows people to roam freely around rice fields, forests and thematic gardens. Playgrounds, an equitation club and a labyrinth also provide recreation. Lastly, the water promenade is the place where people can take a Danube river cruise and discover the wildlife. Beyond the park function, the project initiates the economic development of the city and allows nature to reconcile with the city.

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