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Área Profesional / Exhibitions

Grants 2008


Grants 2008



José Antonio Sosa Díaz‐Saavedra, architect

"Reducing land consumption, consumption of new territories, without diminishing population growth gives as a mathematical result an increase in the density of built-up areas. This formula usually results in increasing the height of new buildings by replacing existing ones or creating new areas of expansion. But what happens when a city is already built? Can you act on it under these premises without demolishing what came before?

Recycling is to give new life to what already exists. Many low-density urban areas would support or improve their conditions with the injection of new housing spaces or with increased surface of existing homes to improve the social conditions of its inhabitants. Areas of little use, empty, without the need to generate dense urban living conditions: sparsely inhabited historical centers, landcaped developments, low-rise extensions, housing estates...

The general reflection begins with applying this questioning to areas that are already built: acting on existing buildings colonizing their roofing, suspending or thickening facades, using new higher optics in specific empty space of any given city... to superimpose. Injecting new densities into urban areas and increasing their buiding densities by 150%, that is the objective, without losing sight of the ultimate reason, which is to recycle the existing city and save in the use of new land.




ETSA Valencia: 30/10/2008



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ETSA Las Palmas: 11/05/2009 - 03/07/2009
CTA Alicante: 16/07/2009 - 11/09/2009