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EUROPAN 13. BUDAPEST

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Town planning
50 ha
2013
Stand By   
Zugló (Hungary)
Open competition
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David García Martínez

David García Martínez, Violeta Linares Esteva, Marta Sola Páramo, Joan Centellas Jimenez, Aina Tugores García

Zugló's citizens are now ignoring Ráko's creek, seeing it as a problem, a barrier they must cross without considering its potentials. This pro-ject transforms the creek into a place to see and enjoy including sever-al activities that could happen in a city or neighborhood.
The Project is not only adaptable in time, but also interventions are planned to be developed on the way. The project gives the keys to be adaptable and financially self-sufficient. After initial interventions, with low cost compare to the whole project, the benefits are transformed into more interventions. An initial pedestrian infrastructure is the first step to establish a system of places that work as environmental activators, which produce an intensification of activities and attracts people along the creek. These intensifiers translates into an activation of urban life which produces, in one hand, improvement of life quality and welfare, and in the other hand, economic benefits that could be in-vested in other activators.
Activators that are projected in the present proposal are classified in offices, establishments, cultural spaces, sport fields and buildings, new dwellings, leisure areas as agricultural activities and playground, among others. Those mixed uses interacts and converge within them and generates a more interesting environment attracting in this way new res-idents, eventual residents regular visitors, and workers who also become activators.
Plans can be used at different times to rethink the quality of the spac-es from a perspective of changeability of uses that differ from the dif-ferent needs and pursues of users and visitors of Zugló and Budapest. It is also important to think about intensive development projects, to con-nect them better with the realities of today's city as thematic areas with large intensifiers. The project has both spatial and temporal di-mensions. Some establishments and open areas are temporary projects that can adapt to different needs and uses in a short and long-term situation. This is also a development for a sensitive form of urban planning, where different places can be used at different times and rethink the quality of spaces from that perspective. The space's needs are considered in re-lation to the timeframes of use, urban planning and self-finance system. Time reflects the reality of the fragmented city, so this project is fragmenting the planning to achieve a flexible way of opportunities that are going to change from the start to the end making the project more interesting and sustainable.

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