01.- Rodoviario y Plombemia ( envenenamiento por plomo ) en Montevideo, 2004 Montevideo Uruguay
VI INTERNATIONAL SEMINARY OF MONTEVIDEO. 2004
URUGUAY, Montevideo Lead contamination
Paso Molino Neighbourhood in Montevideo was in poor economical conditions.
Montevideo Government asked ideas to five architects to build a large Bus & Train Station, like a way to improve life conditions.
However people didn’t need a new Bus Station, they needed jobs because the most of industries in that area were bankrupt, but the worst was these industries disappeared leaving the ground with a high lead contamination.
This meant children of Paso Molino had a higher mortality than in Montevideo (3 or 4times higher)
Invite architects of the world to give ideas for Paso Molino neighbourhood.
But Government did not consider lead contamination.
1.-Sow flowers (geraniums) in every free place of Paso Molino to clean and eliminate lead from the ground.
2.-Create greenhouses like a new industrial work.3.-Build a low cost Bus and Train Station under an urban bridge underutilized in order to have the big flower market of Montevideo.
Arquitectos: Jorge Lobos, Ángela Perdomo, Gonzalo Balarini, Taller de Proyecto VI Seminario Montevideo.