Back to the centre: In search of new residential infrastructures for public use in the consolidated city

Espegel Alonso, Carmen and Campaña Barquero, Esperanza Macarena and Movilla Vega, Daniel and Rojas Pérez, Gustavo (2014). Back to the centre: In search of new residential infrastructures for public use in the consolidated city. In: "New Urban Configurations", october 2012, Delft (Netherlands). ISBN 978-1-61499-366-7. pp. 832-838. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-365-0-838.

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Title: Back to the centre: In search of new residential infrastructures for public use in the consolidated city
Author/s:
  • Espegel Alonso, Carmen
  • Campaña Barquero, Esperanza Macarena
  • Movilla Vega, Daniel
  • Rojas Pérez, Gustavo
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: New Urban Configurations
Event Dates: october 2012
Event Location: Delft (Netherlands)
Title of Book: New Urban Configurations
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-61499-366-7
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Proyectos Arquitectónicos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to define an approach to a methodological assessment of existing urban patterns that allows us to verify, from an analytical, comparative and critical scope, the return to the consolidated city as a necessary way of developing new urban fabric. After reconsidering the history of large-scale urban projects in Madrid, the design of the obsolete collective housing in the consolidated city has revealed the existing residential areas as an infrastructure potentially capable of absorbing the complexity of the unpredictable future. The solution does not fall on the design of a specific project for each building, but in defining a general project for the city that we inherited and for the city that we will bequeath. This approach is supported by an original methodology developed by GIVCO (Research Group in Collective Housing-Polytechnic University of Madrid). The research process goes from the typological to the urban scale, digging into the impact of expansion areas and reconstructing the urban process as a continuum, predicting its main layouts for the near future. On one hand, the analysis of satellite settlements built in the fifties in the case study of Madrid, unveils a struggle to achieve a model in which building types and urban planning cannot be separated from each other. The urban pattern was understood as a system in which social housing and public space are the basic configurative elements. Problems such as the lack of coherence with the city center or the deterioration of construction can be noticed although the quality of the public space remains the same.

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Item ID: 46950
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46950/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46950
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-365-0-838
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Jun 2017 06:50
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 06:50
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