Park located in the center of
the city includes a lake of salted water which holds a natural crocodile habitat and
refuge. The lake is
interconnected through a canal with the sea port.
Because of its size,
the park has been designed by HLA as a composition of different parks of
different sizes, depending on the site character and land-use vocation already
given by people daily use or by buildings placed on site by the state
government. Local palm tree orchards
are used massively to give strong visual character to the site.
hybrid mobility systems (pedestrian, bike, boat taxi, car) are interconnected
to urban mobility points (taxi, bus). A new pedestrian bridge crosses the lake
and connects a plaza south of the park with the northern part of the site.
sanctuary and islands are provided for the habitat and reproduction of these
animals. The park is meant to recall the close presence of the sea through
several elements: mirador, boats exhibitions on site, vegetation.
and popular activities of the city are incorporated or kept inside the park for
the activation of the space: farmer
market, flowers markets, naval institute, fast boat races, boat rides, jogging
paths, convention center and cultural center already on site.
access avenues connect with the city through well equipped and scaled urban
plazas on the main avenues that surround the site.