Reconditioning of Retiro Terminal surrounding area CABA – Stage lll
The designed intervention for civil works corresponded to the Third Stage of Architectural Enhancement and Urban Renovation of the Retiro surrounding area.
By profiting from a reduced vehicular traffic rate, a project was proposed for the leveling of Arroyo Street from Esmeralda to Carlos Pellegrini Street, and of Suipacha Street from Del Libertador Avenue to Juncal Street, aimed at improving and easing the areas usage by pedestrians, as well as to enhance the panorama.
In addition, all sidewalks were renovated. The intersection between Arroyo and Suipacha Street was leveled up in order to allow for enlarging the open areas, thus, motivate public usage by rendering priority to pedestrians, both resident and visitors.
Lighting, trees and green spaces were densified to appeal the citizen to enjoy safer usage of the urban space. These highlighted this area known for its cultural and historical heritage.
The first sector to be improved was Arroyo Street from Esmeralda Street to Carlos Pellegrini Street. The sidewalk and pavement were leveled evenly, incorporating stormwater drainage grids on each side of the level paved area. Next, a reinforced concrete bond breaker was made along with bollards and lighting posts.
The second sector to be improved was Suipacha Street from Del Libertador Avenue to Juncal Street, the sidewalk and road were leveled evenly, thus creating a transit space shared by vehicle lanes and bike lanes, while incorporating double stormwater drainage grids on both sides. Next, a reinforced concrete bond breaker was made along with bollards and lighting posts.
The previous street lighting system of catenary cabling and posts was removed, and it was replaced by lighting fixtures designed for pedestrian areas.
Along the worked area, the sidewalks were tiled with white granite square tiles; runoff-water drains were built, new trees were planted, and the intersection between Arroyo Street and Suipacha Street was evenly leveled up.