In the last few months we worked on an Urban Design Lab for Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) and the government of the Dominican Republic on an integrated metropolitan deveopment project, we call it the “5 minutes city”. The project proposes to integrate the surrounding informal communities into Santo Domingos new satelite city Ciudad Juan Bosch-Proyecto Residencial. The site of the project with around 2400 hectars and the complex social composition of the already existing situation is challenging. With the “5 minutes city” concept we aim to create accessible public spaces at least every five minutes walkable distance. By this, we recreate an inclusive city system that invites all neighbours to enjoy their city with new jobs and recreational areas.
Many thanks to our project partners Städtebau Entwerfen, BID Ciudades and Ciudad de Bolsillo