1°PRIZE. ReThinking Resistencia City
PUBLIC COMPETITION. UNANIMOUS 1ST PRIZE
Ecological, Cultural and Organized.
Public Space is what defines the existence of the city.
The central axis of the proposal is to establish an smart strategy with very few operations achieving huge repercussions in the Urban Space and the life of the people.
Conceptually, the idea of the project was framed in the redistribution of existing resources, taking the rigid modular grid of city blocks and grouping them into supra modules of 4x4, 4x3 and 3x3 blocks. The intention is to create micro-neighbourhoods of mixed and dynamic uses, where citizens solve 80% of their daily activities in less than 12 blocks around. The best strategy for mitigating CO2 emissions and optimising mobility is precisely avoiding the need to move long distances. We promote Eco-mobility by overcoming the old 2meters bike path to 3.30 meter bio-path for bicycles, hoovers, electric skateboards, etc.
In addition to this organisational action, we establish a re-connection with the essence of the natural territory. Avoiding the separation between rural and urban, the proposal establishes a Naturalisation of the City by incorporating a Network of Micro-Forests as devices that guarantee absorption in the face of constant floods and triple the access per inhabitant to the green space established by the WHO.
We propose a city not only for human beings, but for all living beings.
ECO Resistencia's mission is to fill the streets with life.
LOCATION: RESISTENCIA, CHACO. ARGENTINA
CLIENT: MUNICIPALIDAD RESISTENCIA
ENDORSED BY: FEDERACIÓN ARGENTINA DE ENTIDADES DE ARQUITECTOS (FADEA)
PROGRAM: RETHINKING RESISTENCIA CITY
AREA: 4.000.000 SQM / 400 HA.
AUTHORSHIP: KARLA MONTAUTI & ELIZABETH VERGARA.
ASSISTANCE: MELANY VERGÉS, CARLOS JOEL FERNÁNDEZ, LUCAS PABLO BERTOLI & PABLO ZAPATA.
ADVISORS: GUILLERMO TELLA, LEANDRO CASTILLO, ANA FALÚ & SCOTT FRANCISCO (CITY4FOREST)
3D VISUALIZATION: ZAPATA FILMS
ALL HAND DRAWINGS BY KARLA MONTAUTI