Manzana Verde is a project by Langarita–Navarro arquitectos, that uses the city of Málaga as a case study, in order to research the Mediterranean city and propose a general strategy for creating an integrated, adaptable and sensitive city. Inspired by the characteristics of the Mediterranean culture, the proposal is based on 4 urban and social vectors: urban complexity, urban metabolism, urban biodiversity and social cohesion, habitability of the public space and sustainable mobility.
Ms. Maria Langarita will be one of the speakers in this year’s ESO conference. This year’s event is a strategic collaboration and co-curation between Archisearch, Fundació Mies van der Rohe & Mies van der Rohe EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. It is, also, a co-production between Design Ambassador and Onassis Foundation.
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‘Active strata’ is a strategy for creating an integrated, adaptable and sensitive Mediterranean city.
We propose a strategy for creating a Mediterranean city that is integrated, adaptable and sensitive to the lifecycles of those who comprise it.
Its objective is an attempt to understand the city as a stratified and multi-scale system that must manage the mechanisms of contact, regulation, exchange, communication and adaptation of its components in a synchronised way.
The project incorporates the multiple spheres of knowledge that have arisen around the Mediterranean culture for centuries: the hybrid outer appearance, the hedonistic character, the thermoregulation of the Arab garden, democratic thinking, and diversity or integration; proposing a general strategy based on stratification and evolution over time starting from the 4 vectors that must also serve as guides for or indicators of the sustainability of the action: urban complexity, urban metabolism, urban biodiversity and social cohesion, habitability of the public space and sustainable mobility.
Credits & Details
Authors: langarita–navarro arquitectos, Víctor Navarro, María Langarita.
Collaborators: Policarpo del Canto, Adrián Úbeda;
Lanscape: INLANDSIS (Elinor Scarth, Mar Armengol, Etienne Haller).