Valle Valle 2010 Portfolio

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Valle Valle 2010 Portfolio

  1. 1. VALLE VALLE & PARTNERS CORAL GABLES FLORIDA CORAL GABLES FLORIDA An award winning town planning and architectural design firm An award winning town planning and architectural design firm established in 1996. The firm has been responsible for over 100 established in 1996. The firm has been responsible for over 100 urban planning projects throughout South, Central, and North urban planning projects throughout America, the Caribbean, Africa and China. The breath of their America, the Caribbean, Africa and China. The breath of their firm’s work has been recipient of the professional honors for their firm’s work has been recipient of the professional honors for their contribution in the field of urban planning and architecture. contribution in the field of urban planning and architecture.“Mr. Valle is one of the original founders“Mr. Valle is one of the original founders of The New Urbanism movement. The of The New Urbanism movement. The resulting body of work of this firm has resulting body of work of this firm has created a brand name and a vision created a brand name and a vision shared by clients in three continents.” shared by clients in three continents.”
  2. 2. Our firm has successfully provided professional services for both the public and the private sectors across three continents. Timeline of National & International Professional Services MEXICO BEACH Florida PEARL CITY Florida NORTH MIAMI Florida LAKE WORTH Florida COBBLESTONE Florida GRAND BAY Florida KEY COLONY Florida Keys CIMARRON Florida DORAL VILLAGES Florida FORRESTAL New Jersey NATURE WALK Florida NEWBERRY VILLAGE Florida TVH Florida Keys VISIONS Florida VIZCAYA Florida CUTLER Florida DISTRICT Florida OLD TOWN Florida ART DISTRICT Florida PARK PLACE Florida WESTEND North Carolina MIAMI RIVER Florida LANTANA Florida EL CLUB RESORT Florida National Timeline1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010+ International Timeline CANCILLERIA Nicaragua PALOMINO Colombia INCAE Costa Rica INCAE Ecuador BIMINI HARBOR Bahamas FORCADOS Nigeria LA LOMA Nicaragua EL BASILITO Nicaragua ESQUIVAL Jamaica GOLFITO Costa Rica BAOSHAN China EL CORTIJO Guatemala MUXBAL Guatemala TAINO Turks & Caicos EL NARANJO Guatemala JINGWEI GARDEN China TOCO Trinidad IGLESIA LIMENA Nicaragua
  3. 3. JINGWEI GARDENSHANGHAI CHINASHANGHAI CHINAThe site is 120 hectares and situated next to ShanghaiThe site is 120 hectares and situated next to ShanghaiUniversity, it has a sacred river that extends the entire site. TheUniversity, it has a sacred river that extends the entire site. Theproject is master planned as a compact Transit Orientedproject is master planned as a compact Transit OrientedDevelopment (TOD) to take advantage of the extensiveDevelopment (TOD) to take advantage of the extensiveunderground metro-rail network that borders the site. Theunderground metro-rail network that borders the site. Thedevelopment is limited in height along the edges to 8 stories anddevelopment is limited in height along the edges to 8 stories and16 stories at the core. The master plan proposed the16 stories at the core. The master plan proposed thedevelopment of a mix of 9,550 residential units and over 120,000development unitssquare meters of retail and office. Phase II was just completed.square meters of retail and office. Phase was just completed.
  4. 4. MONTCLAIRMIRAMAR FLORIDAMIRAMAR FLORIDAThe site is a neighborhood next to the new Miramar TownThe site is a neighborhood next to the new Miramar TownCenter. It has a clear road, bicycle, and pedestrian networkedCenter. Itthat interconnects with the rest of the Town around a lake. Thethat interconnects with the rest of the Town around a lake. Theconcept here was to create a series of courtyard buildings andconcept here was to create a series of courtyard buildings andopen public greens that provides semi-private spaces for theopen public greens that provides semi-private spaces for thepublic to interact.public to interact.
  5. 5. CENTRAL PARKBOCA RATON FLORIDABOCA RATON FLORIDAThe site is 30 hectares located in a light industrial region of theThe site is 30 hectares located in a light industrial region of theCity. The intent of this infill site was to provide housing adjacentCity. The intent of this infill site was to provide housing adjacentto the workplace. The buildings were layout as stage backdropsto the workplace. The buildings were layout as stage backdropsto shared public greens and pedestrian paths.to shared public greens and pedestrian paths.
  6. 6. INCAEALAJUELA COSTA RICAALAJUELA COSTA RICAOnce the master plan was adopted for the new INCAE in CostaOnce the master plan was adopted for the new INCAE in CostaRica, funds were raised to pay for the Library. The steepRica, funds were raised to paycontours of the site were used to dramatize the presence of thecontours of the site were used to dramatize the presence of theLibrary. The building is entirely ventilated by the natural windsLibrary. The building is entirely ventilated by the natural windsand the exterior walls are shaded with local vegetation.and the exterior walls are shaded with local vegetation.
  7. 7. TOWN OF PROVIDENCEMIAMI FLORIDAMIAMI FLORIDAThe 450 hectare site is located outside the developmentThe 450 hectareboundaries of Miami-Dade County, in the agricultural farmsboundaries of Miami-Dade County, in the agricultural farmslands. The proposal is to create a completely self-sufficientlands. The proposal is to create a completely self-sufficientgreen Town. It will be composed of six distinct neighborhoodsgreen Town. It will be composed of six distinct neighborhoodseach with there own unique and memorable urban elements.each with there own unique and memorable urban elements.
  8. 8. NEIGHBORHOOD OF PROVIDENCEMIAMI FLORIDAMIAMI FLORIDAThe Town of Providence is composed of six neighborhoods. TheThe Town of Providence is composed of six neighborhoods. Theneighborhoods found along the edges take advantage of anneighborhoods found along the edges take advantage of anexisting transit rail that connects to all the major workplaces inexisting transit rail that connects to all the major workplaces inthe region. Upon arriving to this neighborhood one is greeted bythe region. Upon arriving to this neighborhood one is greeted bya large open green that is surrounded by a mixed-use districta large open green that is surrounded by a mixed-use districtthat provides the residents with an identifiable Town Center.that provides the residents with an identifiable
  9. 9. VISIONSPORT ST. LUCIE FLORIDAPORT ST. LUCIE FLORIDAThe site is 405 hectares situated within a County that adopted aThe site is 405 hectares situated within a County that adopted amandatory ordinance which is intended to preserve themandatory ordinance which is intended to preserve theagricultural character of the region. Requiring a minimum of 60%agricultural character of the region. Requiring a minimum of 60%of the site be preserved as agriculture and/or open space andof the site be preserved as agriculture and/orthe balance of the development to occur as densely compactthe balance of the development to occur as densely compacthamlets, villages and town centers. The master plan proposedhamlets, villagesthe development of a mix of 2,500 residential units, 75,000the development of a mix of 2,500 residential units, 75,000square meters of commercial and office, a middle school, an 18square meters of commercial and office, a middle school, an 18hole-golf course, and fields for community agriculture.hole-golf course, and fields for community agriculture.
  10. 10. BIMINI HARBOURBIMINI BAHAMASBIMINI BAHAMASThe site is 120 hectares situated along the clear blue waters ofThe site is 120 hectares situated along the clear blue waters ofthe Bahamas in the south Island of Bimini. The program includesthe Bahamas in the south Island of Bimini. The program includes300 slip marina, 150 single family homes, 100 multifamily units,300 slip marina, 150 single family homes, 100 multifamily units,and 150 room Hotel/Condominium/Convention Center.and 150 room Hotel/Condominium/Convention Center.
  11. 11. PUERTO BANIBANI, DOMINICAN REPUBLICBANI, DOMINICAN REPUBLICPuerto Bani was conceived as a destination place catering to thePuerto destination place catering to thegame of baseball, its athletes, and fans. This Town will provide agame baseball, its athletes, Town will provide ayear round setting for all who love the game and its heritage.year round setting for all who love the game and its heritage.The property has dramatic contours with hillsides next to flatThe property has dramatic contours with hillsides next to flatlands that stretch out onto white sandy beaches.lands that stretch out onto white sandy beaches.
  12. 12. EL GOLFITOGOLFITO COSTARICAGOLFITO COSTARICAThe site was formally the Chiquita Banana port. The Costa RicaThe site was formally the Chiquita Banana port. The Costa Ricagovernment jointly ventured with a private developer to create agovernment jointly ventured with a private developer to create adestination cruse port and mega-yacht marina in combinationdestinationwith the redevelopment of the upland areas into a free-zonewith the redevelopment of the upland areas into a free-zonedistrict with Town Center and Luxury Hotels.district with Town Center and Luxury Hotels.
  13. 13. FORCADOS ESTUARYNIGERIA, AFRICANIGERIA, AFRICAEstuary Island was master planned to be a new frontier forEstuary Island was master planned to be a new frontier forcommerce and a new standard of living for the region. Thecommerce and a newPeninsula will have a deep water port serviced by a network ofPeninsula will port serviced by a network ofrailways and highways, an industrial district, petroleum and LNGrailways and highways, an industrial district, petroleum and LNGstorage downtown district providing all public services, anstorage downtown districtagricultural village, a fishing village with marina, a school districtagricultural village, a fishing village with marina, a school districtwith playing fields, a water park, a cruise port with a mega-yachtwith playing fields, a water park, a cruise port mega-yachtmarina and a port village. Powered by a network of wind farmsmarina and a port village. Powered by a network of wind farmsand solar arrays and Forcados Estuary Island will produce itsand solar arrays and Forcados Estuary Island will produce itsown water supply.own water supply.
  14. 14. PUBLIC WORKSHOPS AND CHARRETTESIt has become standard practice for our firm to conduct publicIt has become standard practice for our firm to conduct publicday long workshops and/or week long charrettes in which theday long workshops and/or week long charrettes in which thesurrounding neighbors and local interested groups get ansurrounding neighbors and local interested groups get anopportunity to share their opinions about the lands that are underopportunity to share their opinions about the lands that are underconsideration for future development. During this phase, expertsconsideration for future development. During this phase, expertsare made available to assist the public with documenting theare made available to assist the public with documenting the“Citizens Vision” for the project.“Citizens Vision” for the project.
  15. 15. CITIZENS VISIONCreating the Citizens Vision involves asking the citizens to sit atCreating the Citizens Vision involves asking the citizens to sit ata table that has an aerial view of the site, drawing tools, and onea table that has an aerial view of the site, drawing tools, and oneof the charrette team members. Each citizen is then asked toof the charrette team members. Each citizen is then asked totalk what ever is in their minds with a pen in hand. A pin-up istalk what ever is in their minds with a pen in hand. A pin-up isconducted at the end of the day to take notes of the opportunitiesconducted at the end of the day to take notes of the opportunitiesthat are identified by the citizens. This is what we refer to as thethat are identified by the citizens. This is what we refer to as the“The Vision.”“The Vision.”
  16. 16. THE VISIONDuring the VISIONING process typically various special projectsDuring the VISIONING process typically various special projectsare identified that address the concerns raised by the citizens.are identified that address the concerns raised by the citizens.These issues are interpreted by the design team into theThese issues are interpreted by the design team into the“VISION” that is supported by the neighborhood. Once the Vision“VISION” that is supported by the neighborhood. Once the Visiondrawings are presented to the local government and accepteddrawings are presented to the local government and acceptedthen starts the “Form-Base Code” process.then starts the “Form-Base Code” process.
  17. 17. FORM-BASED CODESForm-Base Codes become the land use regulations that willForm-Base Codes become the land use regulations that willassure the public that the study area will be build in accordanceassure the public that the study area will be build accordanceto the “VISION.” The form-based codes contain limitations to theto the “VISION.” The form-based codes contain limitations to thebuilding placement, height, massing, and uses. The next step tobuilding placement, height, massing, and uses. The next step tosome projects is take to create a “PATTERN BOOK.”some projects is take to create a “PATTERN BOOK.”
  18. 18. PATTERN BOOKPattern Books become guidelines for the local government staffPattern Books become guidelines for the local government staffon what is an expectable urban pattern and style of architecture.on what is an expectable urban pattern and style of architecture.Our charrette team prepares these pattern books drawing from aOur charrette team prepares these pattern books drawing from acombination of the vernacular character and an introduction ofcombination of the vernacular character and an introduction ofnew urban models from other regions.new urban models from other regions.
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