Pharma-Park Reserach


TYPOLOGY: Research
YEAR: 2011
CLIENT: South American Project Harvard Graduate School of Design

Proposal for a research project of Urban Design from Harvard University on South American regional infrastructure in the framework of the policies carried out at the end of the 90s under the title of IRSA. The purpose was to reinterpret the lines and projects of IRSA 20 years later.

The Amazon understood as a transnational Pharmaceutical Park can be a new approach for IIRSA and for the conservation of this region and its Eco-Social sustainability. A subtle relationship between architecture and science through a renewed look, an ethnobotany, can bring new possibilities and key actions to protect and maintain the tropical forest. A new conceptual framework that introduces new aesthetic and performative themes to architecture and how it relates to the territory. The benefits of Biochemical mining such as Phrma-Park are social, historical, ecological and economic.

This intervention is carried out through 3 principles:

  1. Every river is a waterway.
  2. The periphery of the jungle as a productive - defensive - control wall.
  3. Each inhabitant is a Pharma-Park scientific ranger.


Pharma-Park is a place to enrich and establish a constant reference measure for the control of size and border of the Amazon. Linking human health and the Amazon basin and its surroundings allows us to open the Black Box and link each person and their health to a common source of healing, in this case the Amazon.

Infrastructure is understood as a conservation and preservation strategy, not as a source of bioeconomic leakage.