Rio Tunjuelo - The Winding Middle
The meanders of the Tunjuelo River once worked to slow its flow and increase its holding capacity. Today, with its meanders being cut off for urban development, the river floods, besides being heavily polluted. Our project aims to slow and clean the Tunjuelo by reintroducing meanders at multiple scales and for varying levels of flow both within the river and the existing city fabric. In the process we generate a sense of collective place and opportunities for water and society to shape and reshape each other, coexisting in a relationship of reciprocity. Existing and new environmental stewards from the community play a crucial role in this process to reduce pollution and encourage sustainable practices, ultimately enhancing the environment for future generations.