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Topological Surfaces, New Mobility Landscapes.

Part 2 Project 2001
Natalia Uribe
Paola Moy
National University of Colombia-Medellin Medellin Colombia
Our project tries to understand the character of an emerging landscape which is heterogeneous and non typical, generated by traffic roads interjunctions. The coming forth from time and space of a new unstable spatial condition defined by mobility, sugest strategies to design and read the city patterns different to the traditional ones. Irregular morphologies make the infills and voids disappear, figures and backgrounds to disolve in a fluctuating plan continous and simultaneous, where the topographical factor characterizes the place, hybrid product between nature and artificial. A new perception of space determined by infrastructure is born.

The traffic node of "industriales" is an area of 87.000 square meters with obsolescence in the urban life of Medellin, due to its vehicular character.

We propose the transformation of this zone in a collective place by the creation of a continous public ground that overcomes the barriers of transportation and links the urban elements like the Nutibara hill, the Medellin river and the Metro station through a "Pedestrian ribbon" interwoven with the roads, creating artificial topographies loaded with programatic events (education, housing, leisure) activity container artifacts in which public and private oscilate between waving surfaces that allow human interaction.

Natalia Uribe
Paola Moy

This work is considered to be worth for exhibition because of its new way to search for methodologies and experiments, and that allows it to approach the way of understanding the evolution of the city with criteria and firmness. And because of being an urban project, it faces the statement of Medellin, our city, as a city of the third world with 3.000.000 inhabitants which structure is the product of three different moments in history that shaped our urban composition: first was the colony period with its traditional European rectangular pattern, then was the evolution and growth with the modern movement with its wide zoning plans, and last, the American wave and the adoption of great highways and roads development systems of the contemporary city, this added to our complex topographic location completes the understanding of our present urban form. And it is precisely here, where the project gets gains, giving evidence in a project proposal of a prospective way of weaving the different conflicted urban systems.

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