perkins eastman's master plan transforms guayaquil into an exemplary sustainable city

perkins eastman's master plan transforms guayaquil into an exemplary sustainable city

the city of guayaquil’s aeropuerto josé joaquín de olmedo will soon be relocated outside city limits. as a result, the 240-ha site presents the city with a unique opportunity to build a new city for guayaquil. this conceptual master plan developed by perkins eastman envisions bold new development, realigns cultural and public transit infrastructure, introduces new resiliency and conservation measures, and supports a sustainable global agenda on behalf of ecuador’s most populous city.

full aerial view of the new city’s master plan



this land will be built out into three distinct districts – marina, central, and garden – that comprise the new heart of guayaquil. global architecture firm perkins eastman‘s project design goals include an integrated strategy for minimizing potable water use, providing dependable access to clean water, managing storm water run-off, maximizing permeable surface areas, and improving overall quality.

central business district and convention center of guayaquil’s new city



to set the stage for such a transformation, perkins eastman’s new city is built on these principles:


– re-establishing the site’s value within the urban fabric; reconnecting to the waterfront


– providing fast, reliable, and secure connections between the site and new airport


– introducing a new state-of-the-art convention center in the heart of the development


– creating a unique destination for ecotourism, education, and research

exterior view of the marina and darwin museum

boulevard of guayaquil’s new city Guayaquil

facing north on the conceptual boulevard

master plan


Perkins Eastman Presents La Nueva Ciudad, Guayaquil
video by Perkins Eastman Videos

sustainability plan

transit plan

pedestrian connections plan

district plan

regional map



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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

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