Lagoa dos Ingleses, Nova Lima, Minas Gerais - Brazil
This masterplan was developed for the area of 21 million m² located in the municipality of Nova Lima, Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Region, near the Serra da Moeda and the lagoons Ingleses and Miguelão. It is to be a centrality that helps balance the growth of the metropolis, with multiple activities that guarantee their autonomy and vitality, reducing the area’s dependence on the capital. The estimated 57,000 housing units, which are expected to attract a population of 185,000 people, will be built in several stages. The intention is to create a reference for sustainable urban occupation and quality of life through actions such as respect for the environmental base, formation of ecological corridors, valorization of public spaces for leisure and meeting, stimulation of mixed use and job creation, adoption of different types of occupation aiming at reaching a diversified public, reducing the need for displacements, proposing new mobility alternatives, implementing a network of public facilities, adopting sustainable urban practices and implementing Urban Acupunctures, strategic projects that reinforce the premises of the urban plan .