Presented by Ecohouse Group (Brazil)
EcoHouse Group has developed Bosque Residencial, a 2000 unit urban estate, and the largest of its kind in the North East of Brazil. Bosque Residencial offers the convenience of beautiful homes with on-site shopping and leisure facilities such as tennis, basketball courts and cycle paths. It is the first fully sustainable, environmentally friendly, social-housing development in the state. This premier project will also be the first to have centralised sanitation systems and its own sewage treatment plant. In addition, the project will feature a primary school, daycare facility, public hospital, shopping mall, police station and a university. EcoHouse Group is one of the only foreign developers to be accepted as a partner in the Brazilian Government’s large-scale social housing scheme, Minha Casa Minha Vida (MyHouse, My Life), which aims at building three million properties in Brazil by the end of 2014. Through its involvement with the local community in Natal, it provides support to children’s hospitals, orphanages and also sponsors Alecrim Football Club and Alecrim Rugby Club.
Presented by FIRJAN, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
FIRJAN presents the Porto Maravilha project. It consists of the recovery of urban and transportation infrastructure with the requalification of one million square meters of
urban infrastructure. It will combine an improvement of the current housing condition and attraction of new residents by raising the number of residents in the region from 20,000 to 100,000, along with the re-urbanisation of poor areas (Providência community). The environment will be preserved and improved, trees on the side walk will be planted, new parks and squares will be created and the mangrove swamp canal will be enhanced.
A new Tourism Centre will be built with the recovery of the existing historical and cultural heritage and the implementation of new cultural, educational and entertainment-related equipment. The project was divided into two phases, the first one is completed and the second one is scheduled for 2015.