Surquillo, a quarter in Lima with one of the highest population density (26 498,8 hab/km2) is home to one of the last standing self-made ghettos in town thus, Casas Huertas, a neighborhood about 100 years old, was formed due to land division. The overcrowding was established after a psychophysical boundary was imposed, one that limits the access to the quarter from East and South creating a county constituted in a closed and subhuman environment. Under those circumstances the unmeasured, and convoluted growth lead to a nest of insecurity. This lead to an hermetical situation that limits the possibilities of integration with the immediate context. This further lead to the devaluing land value, vanishing neighborhood identity and generating a lack of public space.
The proposed building is part of an Urban plan which seeks to satisfy the needs of the inhabitants of Casas Huertas. The project was considered with an empirical view of the context. In order to achieve this goal an extensive evaluation of the neighborhood living situation was obtained. This building would be located where the community center and the football field used to be. This location was illegally occupied in2003. The objectives of this project are :to reclaim the right to a public space and integrate the community with the city.