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The Favela-Bairro Project

Jorge Mario Jáuregui Architects, The Sixth Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design

Edited by Rodolfo Machado

Photographs by Jason Schmidt

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$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780935617672

Publication Date: 09/30/2006

Short

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro are shantytowns that lack even the most basic infrastructure and services. The Favela-Bairro Project, featuring the work of Jorge Mario Jáuregui Architects, seeks to turn these blighted areas into functioning neighborhoods, or bairros. Jáuregui’s design initiatives include the construction of community centers offering recreational activities and job training, daycare facilities, communal kitchens, and new streets and pedestrian walkways. These projects facilitate movement within the favelas, create links to the city center, address health and environmental concerns, and taken collectively, improve the sociological and economic status of the favelas.

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