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Maritime Terminal Park

IEAP - 1509
University Of Zulia / ve Venezuela
1 members
Jesús Cabrera

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Most of Latin American cities are recognized as non-urban integrated and continuously expanding spaces, not only in urban matters but also in social, economic and political terms.
Framed in a sustainable methodology where environment, economy and society are the objectives addressed by the proposal, the project involves to study the city and to take advantage of all its urban and territorial resources. In order to position it as a metropolitan city, through a park whose programme aims to produce national and international connections, and to improve productivity and efficiency in the building through minimizing environmental impacts. In fact, the proposal produces more oxygen and more alternative energies which regenerates the landscape and cleanses the coast line.
The proposal is set to assume the land as a code. This means to follow the natural components and manipulating the architecture through topological intentions. Therefore, the form follows the limits of the lake, its edge, its gullies and its topography which generate the architectural spaces, allowing geometry and surfaces to be disassociated.
Process and Interscalarity, as a transdisciplinary and finding new answers in other disciplines from the economic, social, cultural, technological and biological point of view. Manipulation and territory, this allows us to relate architecture through new resources such as folds, surfaces, turns and cuts to produce unforeseen dimensional complexities. Emptiness for scaling, for interactions and for convergence. The configuration of frames that perforate the surface, ordering the full but also giving a more human scale to the spaces. Multiprogram, as a way to generate a diverse, plural, hybrid architecture, configuring different functions in the same space, but unequal time. Ambiguity, to blur or erase the limits, space and forms. The disappearance of matter is the triumph of space over limits. Productivity, by the towers that include solar panels, deshumifiter filter module, photocatalytic system, wáter filter system and hidroponics.
As an extended bridge, a natural infrastructure flourishes that makes ecological processes possible, even within a maritime terminal that becomes metabolic to precisely win the city over to the lake.
This extension recreates a kind of oasis inside the building, which seeks to demolish enclosures through open and permeable facades that at the same time can be trees or vegetation, on different scales according to mapping and density studies. The temperature in its internal space is reduced and it does so by accelerating the evapotranspiration of the trees. This acceleration is generated by different fans placed near the areas of vegetation and trees.
Therefore, energy consumption is reduced in a city like Maracaibo that is placed as one of the highest power consumers on the Latin American region.

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