CAPALab’s aim, by combining two main attractors (activities + green public areas), was to encourage the local population and visitors to use ‘the Estero’ and in turn take ownership of this essential resource.
‘The Estero’ is undoubtedly one of the most important natural reserves in Baja, California, however it has been forgotten by the authorities. Our aim was to draw attention to ‘the Estero’ by studying it’s history to understand how the first Indian settlers followed this water-body from Sierra la Laguna (mountains) to the sea. We also aimed to further investigate the environmental characteristics of ‘the Estero’; a unique ecosystem which forms one of the most important oases in Baja California.
‘The Estero’ is currently abandoned and in danger of disappearing.
We believe that if ‘the Estero’ remains as it is without key public attractors, there is a great danger that this area could be developed for hotels (or similar) and this incredibly valuable asset will be lost forever.
Therefore we believe it is in everyone’s interest to revitalise ‘the Estero’ for the continuing prosperity of the San Jose del Cabo community, environment and region as a whole.
CAPALab is a think tank laboratory based on a collective of architects, urbanists, landscapers, designers, artist and city thinkers with the aim to generate urban proposals for the area of Baja California Sur. (La Paz, Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and East Cape.) Founded by fabriKG
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