New City Guayaquil

New City Guayaquil by Perkins Eastman




The City of Guayaquil’s Aeropuerto José Joaquín De Olmedo, presently located in the city’s geographic center, will eventually be relocated outside city limits. As a result, the 240-Ha (593-acre) site presents the city with a unique opportunity to build a New City for Guayaquil.

New City Guayaquil
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This conceptual master plan envisions bold new development, realigns cultural and public transit infrastructure, introduces new ecological and resiliency measures, and supports a sustainable global agenda on behalf of Ecuador’s most populous city.

New City Guayaquil
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This land will be built out into three distinct districts – Marina, Central, and Garden – that comprise the new heart of Guayaquil, all interconnected by a stream, or Estero, running the length of the site.

New City Guayaquil
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Project design goals include a comprehensive and integrated water strategy for minimizing potable water use, providing dependable access to clean water, managing storm water run-off, maximizing permeable surface areas, and improving overall water quality.

New City Guayaquil
Image © Perkins Eastman

The continued growth and prosperity of Guayaquil is contingent on several factors: conservation of the natural environment, efficient public transit and urban mobility, and the building of neighborhoods that are resilient to flooding, drought, and seismic activity.

New City Guayaquil
Image © Perkins Eastman

This New City vision can be a catalyst for economic growth, cultural activities, and entertainment; it will be the spark that begins Guayaquil’s journey to becoming the city of the future. To set the stage for such a transformation, the New City master plan is built upon these principle drivers:

New City Guayaquil
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• Re-establishing the site’s value within the urban context and reconnecting it to the waterfront
• Providing fast, reliable, and secure connections between the site and new airport
• Introducing a new state-of-the-art Convention Center in the heart of the development
• Creating a unique destination for ecotourism, education, and research.

New City Guayaquil
Diagram District Plan

“By applying best practices in terms of sustainability and mobility, this New City of Guayaquil will help guide not only future developments in Ecuador, but will set a new benchmark for urban regeneration throughout the region.” – Juan Vera, Technical Director, CVA Consulting.

New City Guayaquil
Diagram Pedestrian Connections

“In this New City, there will be a central garden, a world-class convention center, a Darwin Museum; Guayaquil will become the only city in the world that has a highway just for the animals!” Stephen Forneris, Principal, Perkins Eastman. Source and images Courtesy of Perkins Eastman.

New City Guayaquil
Master Plan
New City Guayaquil
Aerial View without Bridge
New City Guayaquil
Diagram Regional Map no Bridge
New City Guayaquil
Diagram Sustainability
New City Guayaquil
Diagram Transit Plan

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