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Fractures
The Urban Fractures are here represented in red: they can be displayed as canals, highway and railways. The existing urban frame usually deals with this kind of presence by a mild and efficiency-based approach (loading docks and comparable productive equipment)
Urban Sutures
By pulling different consolidated social spaces (and thus not trying to create a new, imposed and aleatory aggregation space) from one side to the other of an Urban Fracture, the city finds a renovated social network of spaces that allows it's inhabitants to move freely from one neighborhood to another.
Urban Suture Example
The proposal focuses on the renovation and addition of public pedestrian spaces, strategically placed throughout and in-between different areas of the city.
Materials
Every Suture is studied in terms of materials and landscaping by underlining the importance of local, known and already used materials.
The added value of a pedestrian/green space linked to other parts of the city allows to these places to be alive and not an orphaned bit in the middle of a residential area. The continuos passage and their linking role allows every suture to avoid the destiny suffered by other social spaces projects: become a parking lot or an abandoned patch of grass.
Some of these linking stripes become buildings, where needed, to satisfy operational costs and other social spaces requirements (gym, library).