Between Urban and Rural

Between Urban and Rural

Taller de paisaje

Universidad Diego Portales

This project develops in a workshop named “Landscape as Urbanism: New ways of urban livings for the outside metropolitan areas”. The main objective of the project is to establish the landscape as the element which structures design at an urban and territorial scale, reorganizing and conducting energy and matter flows and creating new territorial combinations and potencialities. The case consists on the south peripheral expantion of Santiago, which under the actual suburban expansive models of its edges, consume agricultural lands and affects the eco-sistemic services given by the river and surrounding hills. Based on a territorial and landscaping proposal, the project looks forward to explore other ways of urban development, different from the city-countryside binomial, attaining a third model called the “rur-urban”. This model establishes from a “Territorial Ordening Plan” (TOP) developed in landscape units and potential real estates, making a contribution to the integration and protection of Maipo River, its channels, riveras and the pre-existant natural elements like hills and agricultural plantations, considering it as a main active in the conformation of associated economies, feeding security themes and for its cultural and landscaping value. In its neighborhood approach, the project proposes a fluvial park of river edge that cleans and uses the water of the river generating recreational areas for the community and providing new rur-urban areas with mixed neighborhoods that set up starting from the natural and artificial river channels. The project looks forward to reconnect both edges of the freeway through a green infrastructure project.

Taller de paisaje
Año académico
2017/2018
Ciudad
San Bernardo
País
Chile