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Teresina-PI, BR, 2013-2019

The “Lagoas do Norte” area is composed by a floodplain in between the rivers Parnaiba, Poti and a range of natural lagoons generated by the Parnaiba canals. Today, the majority of the lagoons are grounded by spontaneous action of the inhabitants that created or increased their units.
Due to the floods and inundations in the area, the “Lagoas do Norte” Program (PLN) has one of its main goals the improvement of the macrodrainage aside of cleaning the water, that is today infected by solid waste and sewage thrown by the irregular occupations of the margins.
The PLN has the main objective of an urban and environmental requalification of the area, proposing the social well-fare and appropriate living conditions to the community – with the majority of low-income families – through the sewage treatment; water supply; reactivation of environmental protected areas; recovery of the lagoons’ margins, canals and rivers; optimization of the macrodrainage system; integrated mobility; promoting universal accessibility; education; culture; leisure and security; creation of new jobs; new areas for housing resettlement; improvement in the existing houses.
In this context, the Masterplan proposes a reflection of the area and aims to integrate all the objectives in the urban space by organizing the margins of the lagoons, which are the main intervention objects, in addition to permeate the relation between the inhabitants with their surroundings that can be entitled “inhabited park”.

City Hall of Teresina
World Bank – BIRD

Area / Budget
1.300 ha / US$ 176.000.000

Jansana, de la Villa, de Paauw Arquitectes

MPB Engenharia – Consórcio Teresina Sustentável

María Fernanda Arias Godoy, Gabriela Barbosa Amorim, Martha Hinter dos Santos, Guilherme Filocomo, Filipe Faria, Luiz Seo, Marcia Endrighi, Carme Machí, Ana Cristina Takeda, Luis Nishi, Katia Holz, Raquel Araruna, Bruno Zopolato, Gabriela Franco, Luiza Amoroso, Melissa Ramos, Ana Laura Kawazoe, Vinicius Andrade, Imma Jansana, Conchita de la Villa, Robert de Paauw