the school project seeks to respond to the economic and cultural extension of the city to the bay in cuba. the existing facilities are mixed with the new programs, creating a large park for the recovery of the natural ecosystem, giving a formal framework to the production introducing forces of social capital and generating new opportunities, connecting the cuban population and welcoming tourism. 


proposal for the food port

 

 

gonzalo nicolau‘s ‘havana food port’ is located in the bay, where the warehouses of products linked to the activity of sugar and coffee are concentrated. nowadays it is an obsolete download platform and manifests as a great border between the city and the water, where there are only sheds, an industrial landscape and small orchards in green areas.


principles: permeable border, malecon park, transportation and industrial heritage, connected by  articulated nodes

 

 

the rethinking of the garbage spaces that generate the sudden economic changes allows to rethink each one of the instances in which the city is articulated. the proposed architecture recalls the old sheds of the bay and sugar mills, making a new typology for the edge of the city. local materials, such as reinforced concrete, metal profiles, wood, and obsolete port materials are used to allow its modulation and construction in the site as well as its transportation.


a new door for southern havana


action vector with maritime connections


program on the section view of the ex warehouses and port of regla in havana


the agro factory is the food infrastructure and typological development


constructive details of the building module


floor plans and section of the agro factory


view of the productive area, and the coexistence between the water and the territory


sectional perspective of the agro factory and its relation with the productive areas


interior view of the agro factory and its hydroponic crops


the new territorial model; new productive networks that are interrelated to the other systems

 

 

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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

  • The idea is good but not mature… In the areas he propouse that the population has an industrial tradition… They are not farmers… So is social exclusive… The estructure contemplate for the building isnt realistic for the materials aviable in the country and is divorced from the clima. He have not idea about urban agriculture an how should be developed… Presentation is good… But the worst is… He have not idea about the country… Sorry dude… The project is bad…

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