BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO
What the idea of global events (ex. Olympic Games) needs now, is a new redefinition of their possibilities.
On the one hand, the east site of the of the proposed area is organized with an open system which allows to improvise and liberate the ground almost in its entirety; reducing the buildings’ footprints to a minimum; and thus maximizing the full potential of the place.
A system of an elevated basement - no residential uses-, modifies its shape, high, and width in order to accommodate itself to the different features of the site. A number of thin towers are raised from this basement to accommodate the residential use.
On the other, the perimeter of the west site is liberated in order to erect a complex mix-use super structure in the centre. This structure contains an original vertical “promenade” of cultural events.
The façade will be in charge of communicating the public identity of the building trough its permeable skin; a non-linear rhythm of voids, vertical gardens, lights, massy…. in order to show its public and pure urban condition, providing a single and cohesive identity for the tower.
In the end, the diagrammatic clarity of the city becomes a tapestry of accidents; making the action of this sort of new urban operations to become richer. Instead of imposing a strange element in the urban fabric, make it to meld with the pre-existing urban reality.
Year : 2011
Status : Competition
Partner in charge : Jorge Gonzalez
Competition team: Beatriz Martinez, Fernando Botton, Jorge Gonzalez, Manuel Navarro, Nuno Lobo with Carolina Molinari, Javier Gorodner, Juan Spotorno (MOGS and Andrés Rogers, Ariel Kitay, Axel Ibarroute, Cynthia Szwarcberg, Demian Schneider, Federico Chain, Francisco Solari, Hernan Grinszpun, Joan Marantz, Joy Zimmerman, Laura Albero, Luciano Intile, Maite Landa, Martín Zlobek (Intile & Rogers)