The project of design. A design experience for temporary buildings at the waterfront of Augusta (Italy)
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EditorGIRAS. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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One of the most complex aspects analyzed in contemporary cities is the ability to equip urban areas with comforting architectures and spaces having their own architectural and design identity. Some experimental projects now in progress underline that the concepts of flexibility and adaptability are essential within the evolution of architectonic space. Going deeper in terms of the modular architecture, being at the same time sustainable and innovative, we feel the need to discuss about an urban project able to pay attention to issues such as: the relationships with citizens, mobility, the correct use of time, the uncertainty of economics while elements such us permanence and immutability, are more and more discussed today and underline the new dimensions of transformability and instability. The proposal sees the insertion of a modular structure along the waterfront, with a system of horizontal and vertical circulation, and built with prefabricated elements that constitute boxes with different functions. We call them bangles. Bangles are prefabricated forms with standard dimensions. They are made with light materials and are flexible to be used in several combinations to create gathering spaces, commercial areas, restaurants, offices etc. The number of bangles could change depending on the request. The project considers the dismantlement of the bangles and the whole structure during the winter. The aim of our research was to reconsider a space which users could consider their own habitat, thanks to flexibility and to innovative solutions able to produce different combinations inside the same form, with the chance to be transformed depending on different needs. Environmental design will characterize the new urban waterfront of Augusta.
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CitacióNicolosi, N. The project of design. A design experience for temporary buildings at the waterfront of Augusta (Italy). A: Arquitectonics. "International Conference Arquitectonics Network: Mind, Land and Society, Barcelona, 31 May, 1-2 June 2017: Final papers". Barcelona: GIRAS. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017.