‘The urban pattern’
Not long ago, the death of industry was proclaimed. Considered as a polluting and noisy activity it moved away from urban areas. However, today many companies are relocating their activity.
Our project suggests the inclusion of a renovated industry in the centre of Torrelavega. This new industry changes the traditional relation with the city and the citizens.
The project proposes an urban renovation creating a diverse and balanced environment, where productive spaces are meant to coexist with housing, public equipment and green areas. It is also considered a project of social renewal that wants to put in relation the enterprises that already work in the area with entrepreneurs, young professionals, neighbours, local culture and ideas that will launch the economy of Torrelavega. Continue reading Soria . Martínez . Soria
The construction system is based on a three-dimensional prefabricated module made of Cross Laminated Timber panels. These modules are completely finished and outfitted with all utilities in the factory in order to guarantee the maximum building quality and standard of living for the minimum cost. The module has a constant dimension of 3.6 x 5.4 meters, and is subdivided in two spaces of constant proportion, with a larger space accommodating the main rooms and a smaller space that absorbs circulation, storage, bathrooms, and recessed balconies. In its repetition of a constant dimension, the module lends the project a serial character reminiscent of the housing projects of the Wilhelmine Era. In its specific size, the module is designed to work in conjunction with the housing key: as more modules are added, bigger units can be created to satisfy the need for a diversity of occupants while remaining within the surface limits for subsidized rental housing. The dimensions of the rooms and openings are carefully studied to produce generous and dignified spaces for life. Continue reading Vassallo . Guan
1. PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES-OCUPPIED INFRAESTRUCTURES
The industrial monument. Unlike the “traditional” European city whose characteristic image is usually associated with the qualities of the residential area in its historical centre, the heritage of the city of Hamburg extends beyond housing, the square and the street to incorporate a whole rich tradition linked to the industrial sphere. This “other” heritage extends from the landscape, as we have mentioned, to the architecture encompassing an infinite collection of objects, machinery, constructions and vehicles that the city has forged its own identity with. Continue reading CUAC . Castellano
The Sluisbuurt’s district is an interface between two worlds: the urban and the rural one. Surrounded by water, it is the perfect place to integrate the potentials of both, and to create a harmony at very different scales: city scale, urban cluster scale, cell scale.
The project is an interface where the urban meets the rural world through productive and collective places, shops directly linking the consumers to the producer, spaces of exchange and mutual assistance. Together these spaces provide the indispensable fabric to support social bonds in the district. Continue reading Juan Socas
Sluisbuurt is located in a place with an identity to discover: the fruit of the artificial landscape of the Dutch polders where the urban landscape and the countryside come into conflict. For this reason, this project proposes to create an identity from the combination of the urban atmosphere of the architecture of the district of Grachtengordel, and the artificial phenomenon of the Dutch Polder. Everything is materialized in structures with a vertical composition, articulated in their bases with production and services plinths. Continue reading GRX