RS1 – WEEK4

In order to optimize solar energy, we used Ecotect and Grasshopper to find the perfect angle for solar panelling, which will be applied in the roofs of the buildings. We found the way so that no roof will be in shadow during the most efficient hours of the day, and, in addition, this built solar-panelling will give our city the formal identity we are searching for.

Starting from a railway line that goes perpendicular to the sea, the main paths of our project go perpendicular to this transportation system. There are three attraction points for diferent working sectors, and the density of the city will be proportional to the distance to these points. Moreover, each parcel is divided in four parts, so that we could use, depending on the density, the four of them, three, two, just one or none of them.

This process leads us to have a big amount of tipology possibilities, as shown below.

pd.: Desk crit 2010/01/15

- Good direction, but flat proposal in terms of complexity and diversity: lack of perpendicular transportation, lack of sub-hierarchy of public spaces (path widths…).
- Too basic use of solar panels: possible change of orientation depending on the function (time of use). Assumption that some buildings should not have solar panels, due to functional and representative factors.
- Water: transition from build (solar panels + housing/working) to void (water maintaining + public spaces/representative functions).

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