First Award | Urban Design (Concept)
- Project Info
Participant Name: Gabriel Munoz Moreno
Country : Spain
The project stems from the analysis of the population growth of Hangzhou, China. The direct consequence observed was the partial destruction of the ecosystem on which the city stands, the wetlands. The construction system used so far does not support them. In China and all around the world, the population will continue growing, and the continued use of the current construction system, will end up destroying their ecosystems entirely.
As a solution to this, I propose a new construction system that is organized, distributed and expands as as cells throughout the city. This cell is elevated above the ground to make way for the recovery of the wetlands. To do so, it should be translucent and permeable, without disrupting the natural cycles of the sun, air and water, which allows the natural regeneration of any ecosystem. This is a new construction system that makes compatible the population growth with the recovery and regeneration of the wetlands.
Furthermore, the cell is supplied with different “inputs” to make possible the habitability and the cleaning of the wetlands, using its waste to encourage self-sufficiency. These mimic different parts of natural cells and enables our construction cell to be a living element, a system in constant change and growth, regenerating the ecosystems, in this case the wetlands of Hangzhou.
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