Green Belt

Rong Zhao (website)
Columbia University GSAPP
Advanced Studio VI
Faculty: Galia Solomonoff (website)


The site locates in Porto Maravilha in the central area of Rio de Janeiro. Mill Fluminense used to be an important industry factory in Rio. As industry lost its role in history and new shipping method arises, the port becomes abandoned for decades. Rio has been famous around the world as an ideal destination for tourists both domestic and international. But people usually forget that Rio de Janeiro as a city with a history of over 450 years, has tremendous sources of cultural heritage. Our proposal focuses on turning Mill Fluminense from its industrial part into a infrastructure that serves the local community but also attract tourists by the means of building a green belt system that links the existing culture heritage from the port to nearby neighborhood.

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