Planning + Architecture
La Bendición represents a milestone for the Agros village development model as it is the first village to utilize the new strategies developed during the capacity improvement process that The Global Studio consulted on. This includes extensive community engagement as well as site predevelopment. By predeveloping the site with the Basic Housing Blocks and addressing potable water and sanitation concerns prior to resident arrival, this model hopes to reduce program dropout rates and accelerate the timeline to an autonomous community.
The master plan for La Bendición is a comprehensive and flexible plan to guide the development of La Bendición from a former coffee farm to a village of 50 families and beyond. It is intended to direct the predevelopment of the site and serve as a planning guide for future growth and development. The plan includes community engagement, site analysis, site development strategies, growth strategies, housing, civic spaces and buildings as well as infrastructure design.
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