Competition :: Big Urban Crunch

Big Urban Crunch
Register by: 7.10.2015
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The program is easy. We have selected one existing type of square of 210 x 35m, with 50 plots (150 sqm each).


Our proposal comes from that reflection about the need of a new city, more sustainable and dense. The utilization of the land, urban sustainability and variety of uses are the basis for a good city. We intend to take an specific case of a square, generate a new organization of housing to create urban spaces of socialization without extra ground.

The participant must develop an organization method progressive in time, leaving open spaces to socialize and live, parks, connections, plazas, commerce, full-empty.. as deemed appropriate. It’s time for fun!

It sounds complicated but we do not want it that way. Play with the options as if it were a tetris and propose, change, rest and add as you want. Be daring.

We give the plans of one a particular area of the municipality of Nezahualc├│yotl, an example of this phenomenon of dispersion. You can choose any of these squares to intervene, you can even choose more than one and make an urban intervention. It’s your decision.

The minimum program, fully open, is 50 dwellings, public areas, commercial areas and open space. You can always propose more dwellings, but always thinking of its sustainability. We recall that the interesting thing is the process of changing the existing situation to the new proposal. Flexibility and perfectibility. Living as a process, not as an end.