Different degrees of knowledgeDifferent degrees of previous commitments – planning, financial, programmaticHow we can educate and influence (HOK Factor?), how we can foster change
Located in the hart of the Andes – close to the equator – south of the city, in a traditionally poor area – striking topography and natural settingProtected hills
Existing house, registered construction to be rehabilitated as a social ctr – steep hills behind
Clear definition of developable vs non-developable areas – existing zoning – role in the bigger context as part of the social infrastructure and open space system
Quite a pleasant weather all year round – degraded ecosystems since human occupation of the Bogota valley
Occupation of the Bogota valley at least since 500 BC – intensive maize farming prior to Columbus – well structured civilization that had an impact on the environment – originally there was a clear ecocline transitioning from the mountain forest to the low land grasslands
Ecological restoration is possible, actually is in the developers best interest as the ultimate storm management strategy.
Social Investment fund – low income housing – conservative mind set
But after all is a human settlement what we are planning, so we have to design for the people, but not forgetting to design with nature
Low – tech / High – tech approach. The most sophisticated technology is not always the most complex, but the simplest.
2 main areas of influence were identified: storm and sewage treatmentSite analysis, workshop sessions and further refinement resulted in an approved location for the eco-machine and an approved approach to storm management tecniques.Substantial negotiations with the Municipality, the Service Provider and the Environmental Agency resulted in a green light to implement the systems in a (provisional) way
Culture – education and infrastructure combined.
Linear parks designed to handle the design storm events
Starting to get into more “formal” DWGs – clearly defining where emphasis should go
Greatest challenges at the level of the macro lots and buildings – ideas provided
The result is a development were the close integration between landscape, urban design and infrastructure makes hard to build one without the others.
FIT AS A PROCESS OF TRANSLATION<br />UNDERSTANDING<br />Physical and Urban Context<br />Planning Context<br />Natural Context<br />Client<br />SELECTING<br />Understanding<br />What is needed?<br />Which strategies will have the greatest impact?<br />Selecting<br />TRANSLATING<br />How to implement the strategies?<br />Translating<br />A True Challenge: Sustainable Social Housing in Latin America<br />