052 / 2013

Mitre and Alsina squares

An intervention that focuses on the recovery of the urban space by its inhabitants. Architecture can only pretend to be a flexible physical environment for already the existing social space.


AWARDS:

FIRST PRIZE architecture competition. Argentina, 2013

SELECTED Landscape Architecture Award. Biennial of Young
Architecture in Peru 2013

PUBLISHED:

ARKINKA. Revista de Arquitectura, diseño y construcción. nº243. (Peru, 2016)

ARKINKA. Revista de Arquitectura diseño y construcción. nº 20. “Concursos” (Peru, 2013)

ARQ. Arquitectura, diseño y decoración. Ed. 18 (Peru, 2013)

EXHIBITED:

Museo ICO, Madrid (Spain, 2015)

SCENCIA Convention Hall in Lima (Peru, 2013)

Buenos Aires Architects Association Exhibition Hall (Argentina, 2013)

CREDITS:

PHASE: completed (2014 – 2015)

SITE: San Carlos de Bolívar, Argentina

CLIENT: Bolívar City Council

GROSS FLOOR AREA: 30.000 m2

BUDGET: 3.498.000  $ ARG

TEAM:

ARCHITECTS: Ana Ábalos, Pablo Llopis, Aldo Facho

COLLABORATOR: Teresa Corbín


“A public space is made for us, a social space is made by us”, Aldo Van Eyck

Architecture can only pretend to be a flexible physical environment for the existing social space. A clear and precise procedure which main objective shall be generate the city, create a new urban scenario recovering the traditional main square linked with the institutional buildings. An active superposition of uses and actions to these forgotten urban spaces, that preserves the existing stratus, so a new-old space can be born.
An urban infrastructure that creates city by meddling in with the existing, and awakens the desire to keep living in society.