Public Laundry and Showers in the Amazon Rainforest



銀獎 Silver Award;

CASA Ciudades Auto Sostenibles Amazonicas

In the Peruvian Amazon, half of the population does not have access to water, despite having high levels of annual rainfall. This is due to the geography of the Amazon Basin, which hinders the implementation of traditional water and sewage networks because of the continuous shift of river courses and recurrent flood seasons. Additionally, the recent and rapid urban expansion of Amazonian cities and the dispersed territorial occupation of native communities hinder the construction of pipe networks that require a lot of planning and investment. Likewise, the construction of these networks implies strong environmental and social impacts (as they would pass through protected territories) and require constant investments for their maintenance. By designing an autonomous system, we seek to reduce the environmental and economic costs generated in the implementation and maintenance of pipe networks.