El Terreno. An urban garden designed as an area in order to educate about environmental sustainability
El Terreno. An urban garden designed as an area in order to educate about environmental sustainability

El Terreno is a garden, a community urban garden and an educational center that was started during the COVID-19 outbreak. The project was designed to stimulate interest in environmental issues in young people by also stimulating them to a closer connection with the cycles of food production and sustainable living

VERTEBRAL has created a pavilion from recycled materials used in their previous constructions. The result is a 100% recyclable building, but also a space built using materials, modules and units uniquely designed through new processes that were developed for this particular project

El Terreno. An urban garden designed as an area in order to educate about environmental sustainability

The multipurpose pavilion is integrated into the hillside, allowing a gradual opening to the garden. Sections of iron rods have been bent and welded, and are contained in stone-filled walls acquired through excavation of the site. The roof is composed of wooden trusses that were once concrete molds

El Terreno. An urban garden designed as an area in order to educate about environmental sustainability

Thanks to the expertise of the project's founder, Michelle Kalach, El Terreno has become a self-sustaining garden with its own economic stability guaranteed by the sales of plants and vegetables, grown through educational programs and then sold to local cafes and stores

El Terreno. An urban garden designed as an area in order to educate about environmental sustainability

Natural resources are also monitored. In fact, rainwater is captured through a system that originates on the green roof of the pavilion and is reused for irrigation. Energy consumption is generated through solar panels and waste from the sanitary facilities is used as natural fertilizer for the garden

El Terreno. An urban garden designed as an area in order to educate about environmental sustainability

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