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Universidad Europea de Madrid / es Spain
1 members
Javier Fuentes Quijano

Project type:
Espacios Públicos

Bioclimatic machine is an outsider element that is implemented inside the urban structure of the city. Hanoi is dense, really dense. The name means “the city that looks into the river”. This is very important because the relationship between the city’s inhabitants and nature is very strong. There are only a few free spaces in the city, the parks. Those parks play a very important role in the social life of the community and are completely full of people doing many activities: yoga, exercising, studying, working... The parks host the most important sacred buildings and are the places where the inhabitants of Hanoi celebrate national holidays and special occasions. All these events take place here because parks work also as a natural climatic device. The vegetation reduces temperature and humidity, thus creating comfortable spaces for social interaction.

Bioclimatic machine tries to create an artificial climate using passive techniques that we can use in this area. It intends to create an artificial atmosphere where social relations take place. The project learns from the past and the existing conditions to project them into the future.

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