INTBAU LONDON

REPORTE EN EL DESARROLLO DE CAYALA, GUATEMALA
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The town of Cayalá was masterplanned in 2003 by Léon Krier with the Guatemala-based firm of Estudio Urbano. The project was designed in a charrette directed by Pedro Godoy in consultation with the local development company Grupo Cayalá, the family owner of the land and public authorities. In 2006 and 2007, additional charrettes involving some 20 architects were held under the direction of Juan Pablo Rosales firm RyR Desarrollos in which Lèon Krier fine-tuned the masterplan of the town center. In 2010, the architectural designs were superseded by programmatic, urban, and formal revisions solicited by the client.Read More

Las Catalinas, Costa Rica

LA NUEVA CIUDAD CAYALA
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Last week I attended the CNU annual conference.  I’m glad I did  because I got to see an inspirational presentation on the new town of Cayalá, Guatemala.  The presenting team included Leon Krier, who is sort of the intellectual godfather of New Urbanism, Professor Richard Economakis of Notre Dame, whom we know from our work with the school of architecture there; and a husband and wife team of architects from Guatemala who are driving forces in the project –  Pedro Pablo Godoy (who participated in one of our Las Catalinas charrettes) and Maria Fernanda Sanchez.. More...

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, USA

una nueva flor clasica en Guatemala
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A classical city is being built anew in the degraded modern shadow of two great merged civilizations from the distant past. Steeped in Spanish and Mayan tradition, Ciudad Cayalá may be the first Central American town to renew its embrace of the proud cultures that created historic Guatemala -- a nation that once also included El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and the Chiapas region of Mexico. Read more: http://blogs.providencejournal.com/ri-talks/architecture-here-there/2012/02/column-a-new-classical-flower-in-guatemala.html

BETTER CITIES AND TOWNS, USA

Una ciudad ambiciosa y clasica ha surgido en Guatemala
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Issue: March 2012
Beyond its historic center, Guatemala City is an automobile-oriented, sprawling metropolis of 4 million people. Amid suburban gated communities, a new traditional, classically-inspired town named Cayalá is being built — to a level of quality that many will find astonishing. Designed by Leon Krier, who planned Prince Charles's Poundbury in Dorchester, England, Cayalá opened its first phase in November 2011. Read more:http://bettercities.net/article/ambitious-classical-town-rises-guatemala-17540

CAYALA, TOWN CENTER

Amantes de lo Urbano, Una vision de Europa, Itallia
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The town of Cayalá was masterplanned in 2003 by Léon Krier with the Guatemala-based firm of Estudio Urbano, who directed a charrette in consultation with the client, local development company Grupo Cayalá. In 2006 and 2007, additional charrettes involving some 20 architects were held under the direction of the firm RyR Desarollos to fine-tune the masterplan and determine the architecture of the central area of Paseo Cayalá (Phase I). Read more: http://www.avoe.org/urbanlovers43.html