Then the architect pointed out that the scope of the work will be profound, mentioning that “the reform that we are going to carry out it is a total reform of the space. The games are permanently vandalized. If we add the vandalism to the precariousness that the games have in terms of their age, because one is permanently fixing them, we realize that everything has to be replaced.
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Later, the official highlighted the importance of the place, as it is for Mendoza in general this space, which is the artificial park that changed the face and health of the city of Mendoza. “It’s a crowded place, chosen for years. Who hasn’t been to the merry-go-round or to the games? –The time has come to renovate it, build a whole new space that will contemplate the installation of new games, to discover new places, which we are not going to say yet, because we are in the final process of preparing the bidding documents,” Mariotti said.
Imminent tender for the San Martín park games
Asked about the beginnings of the aforementioned work, the director of the Park stated: “The study is already finished, the prepared specifications, by the architects here from the Directorate of Parks and Public Walks. The idea is to renovate this space and have it have the shine that it must have, that the boys can enjoy them”.
The name of the roundabout comes from a traditional element for walkers in the Park, the merry-go-roundand for it the official was consulted if it will continue to be the same and if it will continue to be located in the same place.
“It is one of the possibilities that we have considered within this project. There may be some change, about the location, and about the merry-go-round itself“said Mariotti, who added: “The merry-go-round belongs to a private company, which at the moment is exploiting the concession, so we will have to see what is defined with that, but the idea is that there be a merry-go-round and that there be a merry-go-round” .
Regarding the investment that the State of Mendoza will make for these tasks to improve the park designed by Carlos Thais at the end of the 19th century (1896), the director of Parks and Walks explained: “The final amount has yet to be closed, but we are talking of a significant investment of around $400 million. It is not defined yet, but we are working to call the tender soon. The idea is to do it now in these months, so that the work begins this year, and we can do the work in about six months”.
To finish, Ricardo Mariotti pointed out: “We hope that the first months of 2023 find us with this renovated space and totally enjoyable.”
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