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Muisca Lowlands

Muisca Lowlands seeks to heal people’s relationships with water by reimagining ways of living with gradients of wetness. The core of our proposal is a densification strategy that goes beyond conventional land-use planning to incorporate time, seasonality, changing water levels, and calibrated agriculture and aquaculture practices. Following the traditional Muisca camellones way of sculpting highground and lowground, we weave a new tapestry of living, with infrastructure elevated high and living activities below, a symphony of agriculture, aquaculture, and community that works by the rhythms of water. We see Muisca Lowlands as an agent of change that can spread along Rio Bogota, Rio Tunjuelo, Mosquera, and Soacha, instigating a paradigm shift toward a sustainable landscape where humans and nature coexist in harmony and wetness is embraced as a key element within the urban built environment.