Bogota’s green space is a gigantic constellation of small and large islands of vegetation. Extensive urbanisation and the hypertrophied road network have fragmented the natural fabric to an unspeakable degree. The search for links between green islands capable of gradually rebuilding a capillary system of plant networks is already underway in the city. The new CAN project will add to this project by creating a real urban environmental corridor linking the UNAL and Virgilio Barco Park.
It is proposed that the new CAN be organised around water, the essential element of the landscape of the Bogotá savannah. The heart of the new urban centre will be a landscape built from technically managed natural elements. This is not spontaneous nature, but rather natural matter at the service of the urban space. A new urban space in which nature and artifice meet, in which greenery moves, opens and closes, links and articulates, separates and differentiates.