Sustainable urban planning
In the City of Knowledge sustainable urbanism and avant-garde architecture coexist with the preservation of the historical legacy.
The City of Knowledge Foundation is responsible for transforming a former military base into a place for innovation that promotes collaboration between research centers, universities, companies, NGOs, international organizations and other agents, with a view to using knowledge to drive social change.
The transformation process of the former Fort Clayton has required the design and implementation of architectural, urban and landscaping interventions, inspired by the concepts the Foundation has been developing and perfecting since it was established in 1995.
The process for creating the site’s Master Plan for Urban Development was begun in 2004, developed over several years, and officially approved in January 2009. Its main goal is to organize the growth of the City of Knowledge, enabling the process of building new structures and spaces on campus as part of a comprehensive vision, and with the adequate provision of infrastructure.
The Master Plan:
The Foundation has plans to transform the campus into a point of reference for sustainable urban development, a purpose for which it has established policies based on the following principles: