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It is a concept emerged as an interrogation to the current urban mobility nexus with a critical forethought of upcoming conveyance models. This objective is inspired from our site ‘’Nus de la Trinitat’’ , Barcelona, which is a layered overlap of ring roads. Though, it connects at intercity level, it declines the space quality in terms dwelling environment and economy of land to name a few. We propose a system that liberates urbanism from the cycle of rapid growth of infrastructure as a function of increasing program. The unit of mobility, Car, is no-more adhered to road networks but is an autonomous aerial vehicle. It has sensor enabled, data interactive body driven by binary and solar power. Activation of the skycars would revolutionize the city. There shall be technology shift at building, traffic and user level.

-the buildings shall mutate to allow and accommodate the skycar.

-the traffic management shall be real time.

-the user can ring a car for its service at its doorstep.

This comprehensive system shall metamorphose the gridlock of Cerda to a random codedness. Also, the built spaces shall be redefined as the skycar shall become an integral body of the whole volumetric structure. The volume shall diminish with the absence of activity and user. The focus is to reformulate the whole city by mutating a unit. The mutation of car into skycar deploys more green spaces and better habitation.

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 To rewrite the atmosphere between the residents and the river

Having gone through a long history along with the revolution of Barcelona, the Besós River has been improved to utilise the quality of the atmosphere it brings especially to the flanking regions. In Sant Adrià de Besòs, it provides a platform for various activities for the nearby residents, resulting on a good community bonding. However, this positive atmosphere is only being utilised at the north side of the river. On the contrary, the south side remains inactive. Apart from a farther location of the residents from the river, the only path which leads them to the river is poorly planned and facilitated. It creates an unwelcoming and undesirable atmosphere along the way, declining the relationship between the residents and the river.

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“…It is vestiges like these which take us back to the times of an unbridled industrialism that did not question its rights, whether legal or aesthetic, to colonize urban centers. Economic rationalization and a new sensibility have closed down many factories, or shifted them to the city outskirts and estates. The factories of Besos are so striking because, seen from one of Vallbona’s hilly viewpoints, they share the typology. Read More »

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Surgery Confabulation>Synthetic>Migrating>Contractive


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The area of intervention is in a crucial point, that no other city has, in the middle of a valley between two mountains, that represent the upper boundary of BCN. The other limits are the two rivers and the Mediterranean sea. Not very often happen than in a point of the city (two if I include the “symmetric” situation in Llobregat side), for natural reasons, occur so many events in terms of traffic.

Taking advantage and the responsibility of acting in a point that indirectly influence the whole city, my project intends to create a huge door-gate of the city.

A place dig in very depth, as a hell for cars, where these will be stopped, collected, and reuse in a more functional way that is not the transport. This giant thing comes to be the main brain of BCN, the cars (that in the next future will have a computer inside, so able to elaborate data) will be the oxygen for this super-machine through the power of coordinated computational calculus; in fact, the sum of the capacity of every single car will be multiplied by the number of cars. If oxygen gives activity to the brain, this brain acts (indirectly) with arms; the arms, so, is the GAS ( green active space), the real effect of this machine in the rest of the urbanized area (the main arm is the highway itself that will be a big park).

The Gas is a degree upper than simple green we use to know. In the meanwhile, to allow this, the transport will be totally changed from private to public; newlines of subway first of all, much more in numbers and much more frequent; the railroad will be drifted inside it, as well as bus, taxis and car sharing stations as the only wheel transports.

In term of architecture, the dig is done under a hill next to Montcada mountain; the hill will be replaced by a naturartificial park that is the roof of the structure and it has the same topography of the hill, but in a fragmented shape to underline the breakage. The immense empty space beneath it is fill by enormous pillars tree shaped; a shape that has various meanings and that is the generalized image of the entire project (pars pro toto; as a single, main element can represent the entire idea of a project).

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