quarta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2011

Sao Paulo - Boom or Burst (A Plan to Revitalize The Post Industrial Areas for Events and Housing ) Urban SOS Competition - 2010

The proposal evolves a reflection about how a sportive event can let a legacy to the city, searching the equipments will be use highly after by dwellers and don`t Just be a public Money wasting.
The world events are outdoors to show a country`s context, where economic and social development had target high levels. These events are start lines to a country resolve some internal troubles, like housing, mass transport and public sewer, making them symbols of a new time to a country.

Brazil in the latest years has played an important role in the world, but isn`t seizing the opportunity to host two biggest events in the world (World Cup 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games) how a form to change the urban planning of its cities.

São Paulo, the largest city in southern hemisphere, is an example that. Being one of World Cup`s cities hostess, the city hasn`t a structure compatible to support this event. In the same time the São Paulo`s capital has an opportunity to growth in underutilized areas, through by an high land use, the use of existing structure and the equipments.

World events demanded many investments, as transport (airports, mass transport), supporting (hotels, parks and conventions centres) and equipments (stadiums, gymnasiums). Many of these investments don`t have profits for years, becoming underutilized buildings after the events and a public proofs of bad use of public Money.

So, what kind of city we want after these events? A city which seized the opportunity to host an event as start line to change its planning, like Barcelona or be a city where the equipments are symbols of an event which didn`t bring nothing to habitants, like Athens.

The simulation area is located in the core city, near the highways, subways, public interest equipments and the capital downtown.

Sao Paulo has the chance: revitalize the degraded areas with travel equipments that will become part of city quotidian. It`s time to boom or burst.

The city has post-industrial areas near the downtown which today are underutilized and accessible by railways, allowing high density near the core city. And near the railways and subways lines are located three stadiums, a convention centre, parks, airports, leisure and access to other cities.
And, why not we use the mass transport network and the underutilized equipments as elements for city transformation, using the existing structures to promove various events. Investing in a structure system that will become equipments for the habitants, São Paulo will be a city that knew self-invented its urban planning.

Another trouble of cities whose host big events is hotels’ high vacancy after the events. In São Paulo it would be an irony in a city where there`s an high housing deficit.
And why don`t we build housing that would can be in low cost hotels while there`re events, bringing new Money resources for dwellers, avoiding empty hotels and attracting tourist by lower costs and as an opportunity to travellers know about the local habitants.

We believe this density model Will be 20% expansive than a traditional model. But, we must emphasis that, besides the initial cost, the value will be recovered in the long the years ‘cause the saving resources with water and energy will be possible to debit the investment. But, a way to incentive this density model is the government creates conditions to enterprises. Tax rates exemption, off-sets or affordable housing program can be examples to integrate citizens with the urban society.

We should imagine how much energy will be saved with simple actions, as facade orientation, brises-soleis, panels or absorb the energy through photovoltaic panels and eolic energy. Besides the eolic energy acquisition is high, the high demand are pressing down the product’s price,

Or when we use reuse water to wash sidewalks or toilet, saving water consumption. More than it, the energy excess can be sold to reduce the building cost.

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