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Faculty of Architecture of University of Cuenca wins a research project focused on the CMBA




Last November 05th, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Cuenca was awarded in the Second Call for Research Projects - Linkage of the University of Cuenca, for its research proposal emerged from the project Fostering a platform for research-based education to support sustainable development through Tourism in the Cajas Massif Biosphere Area (CMBA)."The Project of the fishing-tourist dock for the Recinto 6 de Julio", is one of the 28 winning proposals of the call and is led by Architect Boris Adrián Orellana Alvear in collaboration with research professors from the Faculty of Architecture.


The project aims to promote the economic, social and tourism development of the Recinto 6 de Julio, through the design of an operational and tourist pier that will generate benefits for the residents of the precinct, most of whom are dedicated to the harvesting of crabs. The design of the dock will become a representative infrastructure that will provide greater operational capacity for the inhabitants of the zone, new activities that will boost the local economy and better planning tools to manage their tourism activities. Therefore, the PREIT-Tour team wishes the research teachers every success in their proposal and hopes that these actions can be replicated in other territories for the benefit of local communities.



Photo credits: University of Cuenca

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