an observatory on the banks of the parana
 
an observatory on the banks of the parana an observatory on the banks of the parana
may 13, 2012

an observatory on the banks of the parana

‘observatory on the banks of parana’ all images courtesy the designers

this project was conceived of as an artifact that amplifies the given cultural condition of the neighborhood and challenges the physical conditions of the site. the artifact is placed on the border between land and river – that is, on the line between the fragility of the gully and the strength of the river flow. the challenges of the construction were consolidating the weak line of the gully edge, transforming that edge in urban rail, and creating a new public space. the construction system consists in a series of four inverted wooden beams assembled one another, and tied to concrete beams. the concrete beams play the role of foundation by giving continuity to the whole system, and stabilizing the land. §

since the artifact responds to a community claim and gives spatial, technical, and social meaning to the place, we consider it could be a great contribution to the neighborhood. finally, it is expected to continue making a contribution in education and social responsibility training through collective experiences engaged with social responsibility issues, and their impact on architectural design.

this project was supported and financed by argentina’s national minister of education and public politics secretary.

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