miercuri, 19 august 2009
UPside Down
Un proiect la care lucram acum pentru Berlin. Verniaajul expozitiei va fi pe 8 septembrie 2009. O parte din proiect a putut fi vazuta pe Verona la Street Delivery. In incheiere e un text despre proiect.

UPsidedown - a case study and a pilot proposal for a block in Balta Albă

Built in the 1960s, Balta Alba is a huge and typical modernist neighborhood from Bucharest: slabs, generous greenery, medium density, and a balanced architectural quality. There is a strong demand for urban functions, an opportunity for free commercial initiative and a good population mix that give it a potential for rehabilitation operations.

Our proposal focuses on some big buildings located on the main streets. Their ground floors are still inhabited, which is not very comfortable for the tenants and quite unpractical when it comes to using the spaces in front of these blocks.

Upside down deals with building of some new apartments over the top floor; they would offer better standard and larger areas to the tenants of the ground floor. Thus, once the ground floor is freed, it could be taken by the city hall and rented to various services.

If the rent and taxes from the commercial agents working in such spaces go entirely to the city hall that initiates the project, then the tenant association could negotiate a smaller percentage for their contribution to the building maintenance and for parking. We think that such constant income could go back to the association through coherent rehabilitation programs that would include passive protection elements (shutters, shading) or sun panels.
This operation would be extremely advantageous for the tenants, ease the traffic, help social cohesion, and finally, it would give a new urban identity to the zone.

A comprehensive, coherent project is needed, that should be coordinated by an agency that would ensure transparent communication with the tenant association should be created and negotiate the tenants interest with local authorities.

Concept Point 4 (Jean CRAIU / Carmen POPESCU/ Justin BARONCEA/ Adrian DOBRE)

Visual Concept & programming ( Cristian Iordache & Vlad Basalici)

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