OFL Lectures L004 Winter 2016

Author: Acha Zaballa Arquitectos 

• OFL Lectures L_004 winter 2017

> Indigo. A Blue-Green Approach

• Acha Zaballa Arquitectos, is an architecture office founded by architects Cristina Acha and Miguel Zaballa in 2006. They have won several awards in diverse international and national ideas competitions. In 2015 the office was selected as one of the 35 emerging Spanish teams by On Diseño architectural publisher. Their projects have been wide published in magazines, blogs and specialized media in architecture.

• Abstract

The urban development has been characterized by the ability of ongoing innovation and the continuous improvement. Now a day, in a context of global economic crisis, the planning development inherited from the post-industrial era seems exhausted. Today the appropriate use of resources and the accurate assessment of social priorities remain to be the objective. We wonder how the innovation provided by technology, which is increasingly accessible, is helping to improve our cities, to conserve resources, to generate new ways of sharing the public space. In parallel to technological progress, and somehow due to it, the renaturalization of urban areas is becoming a priority. We wonder in what way it matters this longing for the approach to the natural issue in the concept of urban development with the goal of equality and a common identity based on diversity.Considering this background we are seeing an increasing number of proposals thatsuit their scale to available resources, promote flexibility and give the highest prominence to public spaces; proposals arising from bottom-up processes aimed to generate connections that enrich social relations and help to boost the vital pulse, creativity and, as a result, the economy. Within this context we focus this lecture in our proposal for a specific case: the revitalization of Forus area in Stavanger (Norway). ‘Indigo’ is a re-naturalization strategy with special emphasis on identity.


ISBN 9788894139457

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