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Environmental rehabilitation of the formal city: The case of Rio das Pedras in Rio de Janeiro

De Castro Mazarro, Alejandro

This article explores the notion of “value” that lies beneath architectural preservation in order to establish a relationship between cultural and environmental values of the built heritage. To illustrate this case, an analysis has been done of the physical, social and environmental drama of the community of Rio das Pedras in Rio de Janeiro, adjacent to a lagoon where sewage flows from formal areas as well as informal settlements. Even though as a physical fact this informal settlement is a counter-image of the city architecture, the environmental load received by the urban environment is mostly produced by the formal neighbourhood next to Barra de Tijuca.
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Este artículo explora la noción de “valor” que subyace en la preservación arquitectónica para establecer una relación entre los valores culturales y ambientales del patrimonio construido. Para ilustrar este caso, se analiza el drama físico, social y medioambiental de la comunidad Rio das Pedras en Río de Janeiro, adyacente a una laguna en la que desaguan aguas fecales tanto de zonas formales como de asentamientos informales. Aunque como hecho físico este asentamiento informal es una contra-imagen de la arquitectura de la ciudad, la carga ambiental que sufre el entorno urbano es en gran parte producida por el barrio for- mal adyacente de Barra da Tijuca.

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Architecture
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September 19, 2018