Project Final Outcomes: INtegration-RElation (Part I)

Manuel Castro Veiga

Proposed network of modular structures:

Scheme of construction and adaptation to different functions:

 

 

Project Final Outcomes: INtegration-RElation (Part II)

Manuel Castro Veiga

Design applications on site:

Project Final Outcomes: Green articulations

Catarina Guerra+ Diana Sousa + Inês Câmara

 

Project Final Outcomes: Enhancing pedestrian accesses and routes (Part1)

Diana Calvet + Josep Gornés + Borja Mas

Identifying potential accesses and pedestrian routes to enhance through design and new uses.

 
Project Final Outcomes: Enhancing pedestrian accesses and routes (Part2)

Diana Calvet + Josep Gornés + Borja Mas

Proposing new urban design and architectural support to enhance accesses and public spaces

1. Praça Mauá/Ladeira do João Homem:

 

Project Final Outcomes: Enhancing pedestrian accesses and routes (Part3)

Diana Calvet + Josep Gornés + Borja Mas

Proposing architectural and urban design structures to enhance accesses and public spaces:

2. Largo de São Francisco da Prainha/ Sacadura Cabral: New School, Sports zone, Library and Housing development

2.1. School

 

 

2.2. Public Library:

 

2.3. Housing development and sports court:

 

Project Final Outcomes: Re[de]Vivendo

Alba González + Leticia Quintanilla + Raquel Souto

Our propose is  to strengthen the local community relations from the threatening scenario of the mega projects going on in the entitled Porto Maravilha. We proposed a network of housing developments in the fringes of Morro da Conceição, mainly in Sacadura Cabral and Senador Pompeu streets, as well as networks of public equipments and public open spaces to activate street liveness.

Map of urban situations. potential use of lots and building stock

Connections in the ground floor

Network of new housing opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultural networks

 

 

 

Project Final Outcomes: Revitalization, new recycle relations and development of a cultural center

Justine Duval  + Claire Nadolski

Revise in-block relations, open their borders to the city, occupying the inside vacant lots and formalizing the current garbage recycle structures within the neighborhood.

New private and public interactions within the block and to the streets.

New accesses in order to centralize the proposed open/air activities

Sections

Typical street view layout: today and proposed

Patio perspective

New commercial and cultural areas within the blocks.

Project Final Outcomes: Morrotrop

Amira Sahr + Erika Toledo + Frieder Knoeller

With our proposal for the revitalisation of the Morro da Conceição we are focusing our work on the connection between the morro and the port area. The area has a lot of unused potential due to its location and empty spaces. Between the main axes to this connection- Avenida Rio Branco to the east, Avenida Barao de Tefé to the west, the port to the north and Rua Sacadura Cabral to the south- we find an area defined by institutional/federal buildings, empty spaces such as parking lots and industrial storage halls. The southern area closer to the morro provides its residents infrastructure. Small businesses reside here in run down houses under monumental protection. In order to revitalise the area we suggest to:

- create points of interest at the port for ex- ample within the warehouses to make the port more appealing

- form more living space in the indus- trial areas of mixed use and social structure – densify the used and empty spaces, (the houses under monumental protection as well as the federal buildings and the empty spaces)

- conceptualise a middle axis of flux more suitable for the residents‘ needs and interests away from the main roads which are mainly used to get to work and for traffic by using a language of urban design to appeal to pedestrians

- shape public spaces for leisure and infrastructure (public green space, markets, and pedestrian areas).

The projects will be implemented in different steps, shaping different areas of urban use and to integrate into its environment. Our main point of interest in creating this new axis is to mix the different types of urban usage in order to create an equilibrate form of living. A gradation of residential usage will be recognisable from the morro to the port instead of a clear distinction as it is seen now.

Proposed activities and design by sectors.

Sector 1> Infrastructure, housing & retail

Sector 2> Pedro do Sal> leisure,  housing & retail

 

Sector 3> Cultural warehouse > cultural activities,  housing & retail

Sector 4> Mircro Neighborhood> housing & social infrastructure

Sector 5> Portuary warehouses> leisure,  culture & retail

 

 

 

 

 

Project Final Outcomes: Arts Promenade

Melodie Valerio + Pauline Gomes

Urban analysis

Creating a direction: streets as generators

Conceptual diagrams: “watch and being watched” relations with city scales and levels

Situation

Section

 

 

Proposed activities

 

Project Final Outcomes: LineLife

Benedita CÔRTE-REAL TRIGO + Joao Pedro VILAÇA DA FONSECA + Mariana REBELO FERNANDES

3 main zones: 1. Elderly, 2. Children, 3. Juvenile

1. Centre for the elderly

2. Plaza for Children

3. Sports zone for youngers

 

Project Final Outcomes: Quadra como Bairro | Neighborhood = Neighborhood

Constanza Urbina + Fernanda Valenzuela +Tamar Firer

Urban Strategies

Functional Strategies (zoning)

 

 

Situation

 

 

Project Final Outcomes: ColetiValongo

New connections between the hill and the city

Adriana de Castro + Deborah Anjos + Luiza Pereira

A partir de entrevistas concedidas pelos moradores e usuários do Morro da Conceição e do seu entorno, nos certificamos do que a vivência do lugar já nos apontava: apesar do hábito de ocupar as ruas, falta um espaço coletivo seguro e adequado para o lazer e o entretenimento.

O programa a ser atendido surgiu a partir de algumas demandas percebidas, que se complementavam de alguma forma. Áreas de lazer, de estar, um espaço flexível que possibilitasse usos distintos (como festas, reuniões e feiras), além de espaços com viés cultural.

A Ladeira do Valongo nos apareceu como um ponto subutilizado, porém com enorme potencial. O seu complicado acesso foi um quesito decisivo: como renovar a espacialidade daquela rua e recriar usos e fluxos? A apropriação de uma ruína na Rua Camerino, ao lado do Jardim do Valongo, e a inserção de um elevador surgiram como solução para a criação de um novo eixo de deslocamento, vencendo assim o desnível e ligando a rua e o morro.

Para acomodar todas as demandas sugeridas, o programa foi dividido em duas partes. Primeiro um Centro Comunitário, que abriga uma administração para todo o complexo, salas multiuso, auditório, biblioteca, restaurante e uma sala de dança e lutas. O Centro Comunitário se oferece como um espaço propício à formação e ao desenvolvimento de atividades culturais, bem como exposições, festas e eventos. Foi instalado na rua Camerino, se apropriando de dois prédios subutilizados (a ruína já mencionada e um sobrado tombado pelo patrimônio nacional que hoje funciona como estacionamento).

 

No nível da Ladeira do Valongo foi instalado um Parque Suspenso, que fun- ciona como um extensão de rua já existente. Assim, não houve a divisão de setores ou a instalação de equipamentos que poderiam limitar o seu uso. Deixando livre à comunidade para se apropriar do espaço. Ao oferecer tais equipamentos buscamos afetar positivamente a vida de quem circula pela área, seja com a criação de espaços para convivência, com uma possível revitalização do entorno imediato ou somente com uma melhoria no ir e vir.

 

 

PROJECT ADVANCES: Revitalization and development of a cultural center

Death and new life for garbage in the neighborhood>Selected site

District activities (current situation)

 

 

Bring life to streets again

 

Current logistic of gabage

 

Proposed MasterPlan

 

 

 

Proposed public/private areas

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN ADVANCES: Re[de]Vivendo (part2)

Theoretical approach:Program New Alternatives>New housing typologies within existing built stock

Proposed Network of cultural equipments

Complementary actions>Referential Research>Selected lots and proposals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN ADVANCES: Re[de]Vivendo (part1)

The project comes from a diagnosis of the potentials for housing in the borders of the “morro da Conceição”, located in the city center of Rio de Janeiro. Nowadays, this region has many spaces that are not well used, like parking areas, and historical constructions in bad conditions. So, the proposal is to create new buildings in these sites and revitalize the zone, making a combination between housing and public equipment (association and multi-use spaces), two important needs of the area. In order to that, the work intent to develop typologies to make this new intervention in a historical place and also creating a integrated system of public equipments.

 

Zoning> Sacadura Cabral Street (between port and CBD)

Zoning> Senador Pompeu Street (degraded district with easy access to transportation hub)

Project framework:

Social rent>Selection of potential underutilized lots>Creation of new typologies in accordance with heritage

Selected lots

 

 

Network of proposed new housing :

 

 

DESIGN ADVANCES: Neighborhood = Neighborhood

Conceptual Diagram:

(orange) Revitalisation and conections

(green): Direct built intervention

Layers of intervention:

Old warehouses and building solutions:

Sections:

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN ADVANCES: INtegration-RElation (partII)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN ADVANCES: INtegration-RElation (partI)

The idea is based on integrating the “morro” into the port Maravilla project and relate it to the rest of the city, not so much like a physical  and concrete, if not by an analytic relationship from urban organization. For this, look the main directions of the original growth of the city streets and how each tissue evolve to penetrate inside the Morro but topography prevented this natural growth. And so, create a series of points (“postos”) on various urban voids organized according to these directions that integrate all urban tissue in the “Morro” and vice versa. These streets formed by points (postos) rather than by lines: each of these points solve an urban void and each of the imaginary lines are the extension of the streets of the various tissues around the Morro. its streets are composed of dots, so the topography is not a problem and the identity of the Morro is not transformed, is complemented. Similarly, all posts respond to the same type, but this varies according to the specific need of its location. Its use can rotate from one to another depending on the day to serve equally to all areas and advantage residents (like old people in the Morro) who can not travel long distances by themselves. A project of urban relationship as a social center in a big scale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN ADVANCES: Life Line

Our main goal is to bring Morro da Conceição and its surroundings back to life. We thought about a system composed by three distinct parts, connected by a path, and together they would create a whole new dynamic of spaces and help to rehabilitate the area in order to serve and please different people and generations. By spreading our attention to these three spaces and its connections, we would be able to create a stronger context and increase the quality of live of all the inhabitants. After listening to the needs of the population, we concluded that we should create spaces dedicated to children, youth and elderly - the most neglected ones on the area. So we have decided to pick these three different points, carefully chosen, and develop on each point a sort of center for each generation, creating a path and having in mind what kind of equipment they need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN ADVANCES: Green articulations

STRATEGY

The project’s strategy is to articulate tree realities, Conceição hill, the embankment zone and Guanabara’s Bay, today detached from each other but contiguous in the urban fabric, and explore both physical and visual relations between the hill’s foot and the bay. We also want to fill in the lack of equipments and urban spaces for local population, namely children and elderly. Our concept is related with the urban voids of the area and how they can serve as a space joint between these tree realities, hereupon, we chose to create a network of green spaces and corridors, making it easier for the pedestrian to walk around and enjoy the new public spaces and equipments.

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN ADVANCES: Morrotrop

With our proposal for the revitalisation of the morro da conceiçâo we are focusing our work on the connection between the morro and the port area. The area has a lot of unused potential due to its location and empty spaces. Between the main axes to this connection- Avenida Rio Branco to the east, Avenida Barao de Tefé to the west, the port to the north and Rua Sacadura Cabral to the south- we find an area defined by institutional/federal buildings, empty spaces such as parking lots and industrial storage halls. The southern area closer to the morro provides its residents‘ infrastructure. Small businesses reside here in run down houses under monu- mental protection. In order to revitalise the area we suggest to

- create points of interest at the port for example within the amazems to make the port more appealing – form more living space in the industrial areas of mixed use and social structure – densify the used and empty spaces, (the houses under monumental protection as well as the federal buildings and

the empty spaces) – conceptualise a middle axis of flux more suitable for the residents‘ needs and interests away from the main roads

which are mainly used to get to work and for traffic by using a language of urban design to appeal to pedestrians – shape public spaces for leisure and infrastructure (public green space, markets, and pedestrian areas)

The projects will be implemented in different steps, shaping different areas of urban use and to integrate into its environment. Our main point of interest in creating this new axis is to mix the different types of urban usage in order to create an equilibrate form of living. A gradation of residential usage will be recognisable from the morro to the port instead of a clear distinction as it is seen now.

THEORY:

We want to create ways and squares connecting through more living space and mixed uses and creating a convivential atmosphere also by its urban design.

WAYS AND SQUARES:

Following the two most attractive extremeties of the topographic ligation Morro and Porto is a sequence of squares. The connecting way is made for the internal use of the neighbourhood and therefore suitable for pedrestrians and bikers. The connecting way is at the same time the north-south axis of this initiative project. It can be seen as the catalyst of the area’s further development. this connection through ways and open public squares is the morphologic symbol of our urban inter- vention proposal.

LIVING IN MIXED USE:

Studying the division of uses and functions between Morro and Porto we observe a distinct border. The Morro is a residen- tial island. In order to connect the two extremes the uses have to be mixed. We can achieve this by giving space to more residential use to the area in between the extremities.

 

Newly added buildings follow the internal concept of “compartmentalized mixture of uses” and are therefore multi-functional reservoirs. Working and living as well as cultural and infrastructural (social and functional) structures form a type of building which we will call Model M (Mistura).vereinen sich somit in einem Gebäudetypus, das im folgenden Modul M (Mistura) genannt werden soll. The theoretical and ideological base of this idea is the book “Zur Alltagstauglichkeit unserer Städte” (“About the capabilities of daily life routines in our cities”) by Andreas Feldkeller.

CONVIVENTIAL ATMOSPHERE/ URBAN DESIGN:

In order to create a strong atmosphere of conviviality there will be different clearly distictable and simple areas of atmos- pheres. This way we create relatable areas in a human scale to which people would relate and identify with their neighbour- hood. Clear distinct areas of atmospheres along the connecting axis simplify the legibility of the neighbourhood and lead to a strong connection between the extremes through a heterogene consistency.

 

The urban transformation is concentrated on three different elements. They serve the connection and derive from the concept.

”M” PATTERN:

The model M creates connction through uniform heterogenity. It is reservoir of living, working, social infrastructure and cultural spaces. The residential areas are on the upper floors while the first floor, directed to the street is dedcated to other functions. Furthermore is the ground floor a place for comunity actions and functions of convivential interest.The model M is a typological diagramm and is realized as a new construction,renovation or alteration.

PATH ALONG PUBLIC SQUARES AND URBAN DESIGN:

The path creates connection through movement and flux. A uniform urban design engages the legibility of the connection and the whole neighbourhood. he is dedicated to neighbourhood-intern ways and serves mainly bikers and pedestrians. It is an otion to close the roads for cars on weekends. The three public squares create connection by being convivential points of interest to meet and communicate. They serve the community and are points of attraction also for people from outside of the community. They make the different areas of atmospheres legible. Every square represents one area of the neighbourhood. The squares are social areas of possibilities.

DENSIFICATION:

The area is place of many vast and empty spaces. For a mixed neighbourhood we are looking for more densificaton.We consider to relocate some of the federal institutions into the spaces of the polcia federal and use spaces within the institu- tions more efficient in order to be able to gain more space for residential usage.

 

DESIGN ADVANCES: Enhancing pedestrian routes

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Praça MAUÁ

Largo de SÃO FRANCISCO DA PRAINHA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN APPROACHES: new network of pedestrian-friendly  routes

DESIGN APPROACHES:

Redesign propose for Praça Mauá access (Ladeira do João Homem)_ PLAN

 Redesign propose for Praça Mauá access (Ladeira do João Homem)_ SECTIONS

MODULE II: Neighborhood=Neighborhood

MODULE II: Enhancing pedestrian routes

MODULE II: Revitalization and development of a cultural center

WHO WE ARE 2

MODULE II: INTEGRATION Relation

MODULE II: COLETIValongo

MODULE II: Morrotrop

MODULE II: Green articulations

MODULE II: Life Line Linha da Vida

WHO WE ARE 1

INTRODUCING MODULE II: THE PROJECT

As part of our more-personal approach to the work and the groups behind it, we will begin from now on to introduce our teams, their ongoing projects, their ideas and expectations from the workshop. Meanwhile we will start uploading the first outputs from Module II, with a lot of creative, local-focused solutions to our study area.

MODULE I: LEARNING FROM THE PLACE | EXERCISE 4 APPREHENSION

This 2-week task was the last step of our Module I, consisting in the apprehension of the totality of our study area. The result product was a more detailed into scale, but summarized diagnosis of its urban characteristics, condition and specificities, mainly concerning its built x open environment relations.

The students compiled all the information from field work and were tasked to presented it in more graphical ways of visualization. The shared results contain rich and meaningful information to comprehend the site and enable students to bring out ideas for the nest step: intervention.

MODULE I: LEARNING FROM THE PLACE | EXERCISE 2

This exercise aimed to diagnose the current situation of Morro da Conceição and its fringes, as well as its relation with the surrounding central and portuary districts, through the lens of history, urban plot, built typologies, connections, barriers and space appropriation. Additionally, some of the recent iconic projects for the region, part of Porto Maravilha redevelopment plan, were analysed on their direct impacts to our study area.

 

 

MODULE I: LEARNING FROM THE PLACE| EXERCISE 1

During the first weeks of september our students were invited to carefully observe our study area, grasping the essence of the place through its scale, built and open environment, natural and artificial shapes,  ambience and uses, social and economic vocations, besides clear aspects of its current deteriorated landscape.

The results were compiled in a illustrated panel that now serves as a sensible group-interpreted diagnostic database for the ongoing design steps.

Introducing our Team

Our PP3 team is made up of talented students from different schools and nationalities and has been working together since the beginning of september in a very joyful and collaborative atmosphere.

We have just completed our first Module: Learning from the place, and the results of our work are to be posted soon!

Bienvenidos
Dear Students,
welcome to the design Studio and to the ALFA III ADU2020 Project.
We invite you to know more about the ADU project on the official website, pressing on the Logo, and to take a look on the Brief, Calendar and Tasks. The File button will be our tool to share internal studio information. The Add New Post button will be our tool to upload tasks and works in different stages. (see calendar).
Wishing the best for all, let’s start working!.
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Estimados estudiantes,

Bienvenidos al Proyecto Piloto de ALFA III ADU_2020, que es parte de la Comunidad Europea (Europeaid) y de 18 instituciones de Educación Superior de Latino-América y Europa. Trabajaremos en paralelo con talleres de otros 17 paises más y cada estudio tendrá paises-pareja de trabajo.
Los invitamos a saber más sobre el proyecto ADU, También a explorar el blog y echar un vistazo en el calendario, Programa y Tareas. El botón “file” será nuestra herramienta para compartir información. El botón “Add new post” será nuestra herramienta para subir las tareas y sus trabajos en diferentes etapas del curso. (ver calendario para saber cuando hay tareas comentadas).

Deseando lo mejor para todos, entonces que comience el trabajo!.

 

Presentation

Transforming under-utilized areas into attractive, high-quality, sustainable places

In Rio de Janeiro, negative aspects of the recent spread of the urban area of the city into an extense territory – caracterized by severe environmental consequences of these extended peripheries and a very low quality of life, including mobility problems, for people who live in the peripheral urban areas -can be dealt by a major investment in other city areas. Many areas nearest the centre and with more infraestructure would be apropriate to expand a mix occupation (residencial, comerce and services), if only they could receive some proper urban intervention, including enough adequate public space.
The surroundings of Morro da Conceição – a historical and cultural heritage, situated in the harbour area, have a large potencial for densification and to present funcional diversification, conforming a new centrality, probably contributing to diminuish the sprawlling situation in Rio de Janeiro. This area apart from being a landmark of the inicial city ocuppation, takes part in a large governamental project aimed to turn the harbour area a dinamic area in the process of leaving a legacy in the Olympic Games in 2016.

The Morro da Conceição and its surrounds presents an urban fabric remnant of Portuguese heritage in the way of enplane their cities on the slopes. The area over the hill is predominantly residential despite the proximity to the Central Business District. That is a singular residential area in Rio de Janeiro for income-medium and low population groups, representing a priceless heritage, cultural and landscape of the city. However, on the fringes of its slopes there is a situation that is similar to the areas outside the center which lost over time its urban function. So it can be observed empty areas that sometimes are used only for parking lots, abandoned warehouses, absence of conservation in many buildings and public spaces and disability services that imply in urban insecurity and loss of opportunity.
Despite the manifesto governmental interest in environmental protection and revitalization of these areas is present for decades, only now under the project called Porto Maravilha, the urban restructuring works began effectively seeking to correct many of these problems. But much remains to be done, and one of the problems easily detected is the absence or insufficient involvement of residents, who should be its main beneficiaries.
The studio is constituted by 27 students cordinated by 2 permanent teachers, 1 assistant teacher, 1 assistant student, and some other teachers from diferent disciplines are invited for take part in specific interventions.
Everybody work together at the studio 3hours/week and dedicate 3 more hours for the outside activities, such as visiting the site, talking to the area residents, etc.
The proposal is to develop design projects for the renovation and organization of Rio’s central area through URBAN INTERVENTIONS that envolve the urban, the architecture and the landscape disciplines.
The Project’s guiding ENPHASES are:
• The relationship between Design and the city
• Contact with the area users and residents
• Articulation between THEORETICAL CONTENTS and DESIGN

The subject is constituted of two modules:
. The first one is called LEARNING FROM THE PLACE and the purpose is to identify the area urban issues and itsimpediments and potential.
. The second one is the DESIGN PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, when it is to define an URBAN STRATEGYand to elaborate the design proposals.

The discussion of theoretical concepts and the analysis of reference design projects are considered essential tools along the entire process.