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    • RELEVANT WORKS April 2005 – Present Sonia Freire Trigo
    • A. CONTENTS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Urban Planner at TECPRO (2007 – 2009) A. Junior Urban Planner at GOC SA (2005 – 2007) B. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE EGAP: Urban Planner Course (2009/2010) C.DUyOT – UPM: MsC in Urban and Regional Planning (2009/2010) D. Landscape Workshop (Octubre 2010) E.
    • BUILDING PROJECT FOR 26 INDUSTRIALWAREHOUSES. A.LOCATION: Cataboy - Porriño.AREA: 2,80 Hectares.CLIENT: Galipark Invest S.L.Building project for 26 warehouses, located inthe P6 lot of the SUR-PPI2 (Sector 2) designatedarea, in Porriño.The client‟s main aim was to build a set of highquality warehouses within the Sector which wasbeing developed by themselves. As a requestby the client, we worked alongside thearchitect José Antonio Comesaña. He wasresponsible for the design project whereas weundertook the building project.The precast concrete structure, set up in a gridof 16m and 24m spans, together with thefaçade, made of metallic Composite panelsand glass courtain-walls, were chosen toachieve a sleek and hi-tech look which wouldmatch with the designated landuse for thewhole Sector –clean industry. 01
    • BUILDING PROJECT FOR 26 INDUSTRIALWAREHOUSES. A.The project also included the design for the P6 loturbanization (paths, access to the warehouses,etc) Because the development of the Sector wasbeing carried out at the very same time we wereworking in the project, it allowed us to accuratelyindicate the connection points with the publicinfrastructures in the drawings. 01
    • DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR SUNDI1 INDUSTRIAL PARKIN LOUSAME. A.LOCATION: Toxosoutos - Lousame.AREA: 14,50 Hectares.CLIENT: Dovhe Galicia S.L.Development Plan for a new Industrial Park inLousame Council, close to San Xusto River.We mainly had to give technical and legal adviceto Ramón Baltar Domínguez & Fernando CasteloVillanueva practice, who were responsible for thedesign.Taking into account that the selected area waslocated within Suelo Urbanizable No Delimitado*,the most difficult task was to assure the suficientsupply of resources (energy and water mainly) andthe dispossal of waste. Therefore, we had to liaiseclosely with different public companies, as well aswith the representatives of the future surroundingindustrial areas.Due to its location, close to River San Xusto, theproposed landuse was that of “clean industry”.Moreover, the Plan also comprised theregeneration of the river‟s section to the south ofthe Park, allocating precisley there most of thecompulsory green areas.*Undesignated land with potential to develop. 02
    • DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR SUNDI1 INDUSTRIAL PARKIN LOUSAME. A.In order to controll the impact of the future Parkconstruction, there was a close liaise with thePractice from scratch, so the earth works could belessen as much as possible. In this way, the finalproposal laid out a set of terraces which almostbalanced land clearance with excavetedmaterial.All in all, my tasks included liaison with all theactors involved, planning advice and assessmentof the proposals in order to meet the compulsorylegal requirements, the assessment of the ElAdocument and the management of themultidisciplinary team. ProposalSample of ground profiles. 02
    • ALAMEDA DE BOUZAS: CURRENT STATE A.8 URBAN REFURBISHMENT PROJECTS IN VIGOCOUNCIL.LOCATION: Alameda de Bouzas Sq, Coruña St,Castelao St, Cataluña St, Sagunto St, León St,Covadonga St and Esperanto St.CLIENT: CONCELLO DE VIGO.The assignment consisted of eight refurbishmentprojects for the regeneration of 7 sstreets and 1square in the city of Vigo, within a fixed budgetprovided by the City Council.As the team leader for several of the projects(Alameda de Bouzas Sq, Covadonga St, LeónSt, Sagunto St), I was responsible for drawing up ALAMEDA DE BOUZAS: PROPOSALthe new street sections (space for pavement,road, parking…), selecting the street furnitureand redesign the street facilities (drainage andsewerage, water supply…)Moreover, a comprehensive estimation of allthe works involved in each proposal waselaborated, so the fixed budget was met bycherry-picking just the most suitable andnecessary actions. 03
    • 8 URBAN REFURBISHMENT PROJECTS IN VIGOCOUNCIL. A. Alameda Bouzas final Proposal Alameda Bouzas Cross Section Coruña Street proposal 03
    • DRAFT PROJECT FOR AN URBAN TUNNEL AND THE A.REFURBISHMENT OF THE AREA ON TOP.LOCATION: Beiramar St – VigoLENGTH: 997 metersCLIENT: Xunta de GaliciaThe assignment main goal was to extend the existingurban tunnel below Beiramar Street, from its currententrance to Coruña Street junction. As a result, all thetraffic would be drawn underground and a newpedestrian area, just under 1km long, would appear ontop of it.I was responsible for the regeneration project for thenew pedestrian area, whereas the tunnel project wasdeveloped by our civil engineers.One of the most determining factors for the proposalwas the neccessity of a 10m wide corridor, free fromobstacles, which would give way to special carriages.Another one was a requirement from the Harbour‟sAuthority, that wanted a clear boundary between itspremises and the rest of the urban fabric.The final proposal set up the 10m corridor along thefactories façade. The boundary was created by meansof a dramatic distinction in the pavement treatment,which allowed us to avoid the embed the new areabetween the big factories and a wall. 04
    • DRAFT PROJECT FOR AN URBAN TUNNEL AND THE West End Proposal A.REFURBISHMENT OF THE AREA ON TOP.Smooth green lanes were set up, both to reinforced theboundarie and to soften the appearence of this longand flat surface. Several playgrounds and gardens weresplit in-between the lanes. Middle Section Proposal East End Proposal 04
    • B. CONTENTS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Urban Planner at TECPRO (2007 – 2009) A. Junior Urban Planner at GOC SA (2005 – 2007) B. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE EGAP: Urban Planner Course (2009/2010) C.DUyOT – UPM: MsC in Urban and Regional Planning (2009/2010) D. Landscape Workshop (Octubre 2010) E.
    • MASTER PLAN REVISION FOR THE SUR –PPI-2 (SECTOR 2)DESIGNATED AREA. Former state B.LOCATION: Cataboy – Porriño.AREA: 8,40 Hectares.CLIENT: Galipark Invest S.L.The main goal was to alterate the boundaries for theSUR-PPI-2 (Sector 2) designated area, established byPorriño Master Plan. A reduction of its size wasproposed but with the maintenance of the industrialuse. A proposal for the design of the new Sector wasalso included.My main tasks were the drawing up of the legaldocument, the sketching of the land use maps andthe liaison with the stakeholders involved (servicecompanies, council and regional government) inorder to reach the planning and quality standards Final staterequired.Proposal for the new area. 01
    • DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE SUR –PPI-2 (SECTOR 2)INDUSTRIAL PARK. B.LOCATION: Cataboy – Porriño.AREA: 8,40Hectares.CLIENT: Galipark Invest S.L.Once the former Master Plan Revision wasapproved, we received the assignment for theDevelopment plan for the area .Once more, I was responsible for the drawing upthe legal document nd the sketching of the mapsrequired, working alongside with the engineers forthe designing of the infrastructures and roads. Detail of the final proposal 02
    • DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR SAU-1 INDUSTRIAL PARK B.LOCATION: Palacios de Goda - Ávila.AREA: 6,40Hectares.CLIENT: Louropark Inversiones S.L.Development of the SAU-1 Designated Area,close to N-VI road.The main issue here was the neccessity to catchup with the different planning acts of thatregion in just a few weeks.My tasks were basically the same as the formertwo assignments, working in a multi-disciplinaryteam in the designing of infrastructures, well- Proposalfitted earth works and roads. 03
    • STRATEGIC PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR B.PONTEAREAS INDUSTRIAL PARKLOCATION: Ponteareas.AREA: 100 Hectares.CLIENT: XESTUR Pontevedra.Public assignment from the regionalgovernment, in collaboration with AlejandroGómez & Ángel Santoro Practice.The main difficulties came from the principalstakeholders involved, regional and localgovernment, as they were from differentpolitical parties.My main tasks were giving planning advice tothe practice responsible for the design andliaising with the different stakeholders involved(XESTUR Pontevedra, Ponteareas Council,several lobby groups). In addition, I had toassess the design for the infrastructureproposals, with the help of our civil engineers,and supervise the EIA document.With the suspension of the council Master Plan,by the regional governement, not only we hadto work on the Strategic Plan but also to includea development Plan for the whole area, whichwould have to be approved by the regionalgovernement. Connection points with existing supplying infrastructures. 04
    • STRATEGIC PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR PONTEAREAS INDUSTRIAL PARK B.These changes were coordinated with the practice. As a result, we wereresponsible for the complete and accurate design of the supplyinfrastructures and the roads. Ground investigation Water supply infrastructures Road cross section 04Final proposal
    • DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR B9 RESIDENTIAL SECTOR. Connecting points with supply infrastructures B.LOCATION: PontevedraAREA: 4,10 Hectares.CLIENT: Dove Galicia S.L.U.Private assignment in collaboration with the architect AlfonsoPenela, responsible for the design of the houses and theirdistribution. The goal was to reach the highest density allowedin the area. That meant to allocate 50 houses, as well as theroads, public spaces and public utilities required.One of the biggest challenges was to fit 50 houses in this ruralarea, nearby the River Lerez. In the end, a cascade of terraceswere proposed to fit all the houses in this lovely landscape, butonly after working out thoroughly the access incline to eachplot. 05 Final 3D proposal for the terraces.
    • DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR B9 RESIDENTIAL SECTOR. Final proposal B.In this case, I had to manage the development oftechnical solution for the design provided. Therefore,planning advice for Alfonso Penela‟s practice, liaisingwith the stakeholders involved (Pontevedra Council,service companies and the developer), assessing theinfrastructures proposal and supervising the EIAdocument were my main duties.Water supply snfrastructures Road system 05
    • C. CONTENTS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Urban Planner at TECPRO (2007 – 2009) A. Junior Urban Planner at GOC SA (2005 – 2007) B. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE EGAP: Urban Planner Course (2009/2010) C.DUyOT – UPM: MsC in Urban and Regional Planning (2009/2010) D. Landscape Workshop (Octubre 2010) E.
    • NEGREIRA COUNCIL: ANALYSIS STAGE. Land use map C.The first approach to the council aimed to get aninsight of its current situation, identifying its mainproblems and opportunities from the analysis of theinformation we were provided with, at a regionaland local level.The work was carried out by multidisciplinary teamsof 10 people, in which there were architects, urbanplanners, solicitors and political scientists.My specific tasks involved the analysis of the roadsystem, the land uses and the assessment of theadequacy of the Master Plan related to the currentlaws.The synthesis map accomplished, highlighted the Road systemhigh intensity in which the council uses their land,mailny for agricultural and farming purposes. 01
    • NEGREIRA COUNCIL: ANALYSIS STAGE. C.In addition, the analysis of the road system allowed usto identify a differnet type of routes (paths) that werenot classified in the Master Plan. Because of its highdensity and public ownership, its recognition andregulation in the Master Plan was .Finally, the adequacy assessment of the Master Planrevealed 1) the excess of Designated land; 2) the lackof public utilities 3) the neccessity for up-dating thebuilding requirements in the rural areas. 01
    • NEGREIRA COUNCIL: PROPOSAL STAGE (STRATEGIC PLAN). Land use proposal C.The second stage should develop an strategic plan from allthe previous analysis. In addition, we should also includethe design of a particular area.I was committed to elaborate the strategic proposalwhereas the rest of the team was working in the design ofthe particular area.In a very straightfoward way, the main strategic lines werepresented in a single map. The visual distinction of thedifferent type of rural villages (agricultural, environmental,heritage, endagered) graphycally showed the need forfour different environmental requirements in rural areas.The improvement of the road system was another strategicline. The four different kind of works needed (improvement, Synthesis of the land use proposalmaintenance, new roads, regeneration) were identified infour different colours.The proposal revealed the drift from non productive landuses (building) to productive land uses (agricultural, forest,livestock). By using different colours, the proposal showedthe areas in which the future Master Plan should implementa change of land uses, facilitating a more sustainable planfor the council. 02
    • NEGREIRA COUNCIL: PROPOSAL STAGE (STRATEGIC PLAN). C. Strategic Plan Proposal 02
    • DISSERTATION Listed Inner City Centers with Special Plan. Listed Inner City Centers without Special Plan. C.At the last stage of the course, everyone had todeliver a dissertatio on a subject of our own choice.My dissertation, so called “Status of Inner CityCenters in Galicia. Relationship between sectoriallegislation and planning legislation”, was supervisedby Professor Martín Fernández Prado, from theDepartment of Projects and Planning, at the UDC.The main aim of the work was to draw attention tothe situation of the Galician urban heritage andthe need for a deep thought on the better ways ofprotecting and managing them. Therefore, the firststage of the research was to described the currentsituation of the Galician Inner City Centers from anurban heritage viewpoint. The output helped me to Non Listed Inner City Centers with Non Listed Inner City Centers withoutidentified the dangers and threats to them and Special Plan. Special Plan.work out the possible corrective measures.Xunta de Galicia (Consellería de Patrimonio)* andColegio de Arquitectos de Galicia** websitescontained all the data needed for the research,highly reliable, updated and accessible.* Galician Regional Administration (Department of Heritage)** Galician Oficial Assocciation of Architects 03
    • DISSERTATION C.On the second stage, a classification for all the Inner City Centerswas proposed in four different levels, depending on how theplanning legislation and the heritage legislation were linked: 1)Listed Inner City Center with a Special Plan; 2) Non Listed InnerCity Center with a Special Plan; 3) Non Listed Inner City Centerwithout a Special Plan; 4) Listed Inner City Center without aSpecial Plan. The outcome was depicted in different maps to geta better insight of the current situation.In third place, a general analysis of the 365 existing masterplans inGalicia was done. The key issue was to find out haow many ofthem have been brought into line with the recent RegionalPlanning Law (Ley 9/2002) Once again, the outcome wasdepicted in a map. This one showed that, 8 years after the lawwas laid out, the 90% of the Galician councils have not yetupdated their masterplans.Comparing this latter map with the former ones, it could beconcluded that the protection and management of Galicianurban heritage is only viable in three councils, as all the rest haveissues with their legislation framework.Two solutions were given to overcome the current situation:1) Urgently develop Special Plans for those Inner City Centers that have no protection, either from the heritage legislation or the lplanning legislation. Councils with their masterplans brought into line2) Urgently bring masterplans into line with the current planning with 9/2002 Regional Planning Law. legislation. 03
    • D. CONTENTS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Urban Planner at TECPRO (2007 – 2009) A. Junior Urban Planner at GOC SA (2005 – 2007) B. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE EGAP: Urban Planner Course (2009/2010) C.DUyOT – UPM: MsC in Urban and Regional Planning (2009/2010) D. Landscape Workshop (Octubre 2010) E.
    • GIJON STRATEGIC PLAN (ASTURIAS) D.Within the course “Strategic planning for Cities”,run by Professor José Miguel Fdez. Güell, we hadto deliver an Strategic Plan for the city of Gijón, inthe north osf Spain.The work had to stages: a) compiling andanalysing all the existing data about Gijón, inorder to outline the current status of the city; b)on considering the previous outcome, proposethe main strategic guidelines for the city.All the data gathered in the first stage, providedus with an insight of the physical, economical andsocial profiles of the city. My tasks were focusedon the analysis of the social data.The second stage had to uncover the demandsand offers of the city, in order to decide whichstrategic guidelines should be laid out. My maintask at this stage was the analysis of Gijon‟s maincluster, that is, its port activity. 01
    • GIJON STRATEGIC PLAN (ASTURIAS) D.All in all, the strategic vision for the city wassummarized in five main guidelines:1. Transform Gijon‟s old industry into a more innovative and diverse one.2. Strengthen its role as a maritime hub for the north coast of Spain.3. Support the successful activities of the existing NGO‟s and Associations.4. Encourage a regional understanding of the city, as part of the metropolitan area with Avilés and Oviedo.5. Invest in the regeneartion of derelicted urban and rural areas, increasing the quantity of productive land uses in these areas. 01
    • Physicall barriersANALYSIS OF GETAFE COUNCIL (MADRID) D.Within the course „Urban framework and patterns‟ run byDr. Luis Felipe Alonso Teixidor, we had to deliver an urbanand regional diagnosis for Getafe Council.The main aim of this coursework was to undercover thepotential threats and opportunities for the futuredevelopmento of the council.Once again, the work had two different stages: a)compiling and analysing the information; b) lay out theconvenient actions. Conclusions were synthesised in a set Protected naturalof maps and the following guidelines: Areas1. To bury underground the A-42 motorway.2. Increase the mixture of different uses on the industrial axis.3. Relocate some industrial areas in order to preserve the natural landscape.4. Avoid the zonification of the so called „opportunitie areas‟.5. Protect the „significant elements‟ of the urban and natural landscapes.6. Support agricultural uses as an active and positive way of protection for the landscape. Potential threats 02
    • ANALYSIS OF GETAFE COUNCIL (MADRID) D.Guideline 1 Guideline 2 Guideline 3Guideline 4 Guideline 5 Guideline 6 02
    • E. CONTENTS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Urban Planner at TECPRO (2007 – 2009) A. Junior Urban Planner at GOC SA (2005 – 2007) B. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE EGAP: Urban Planner Course (2009/2010) C.DUyOT – UPM: MsC in Urban and Regional Planning (2009/2010) D. Landscape Workshop (Octubre 2010) E.
    • LANDSCAPE REGENERATION FOR THE CERRO DE JÚNDIZ(BASQUE COUTRY) D.The workshop main theme, „Living landscapes between thecity and the countryside‟, highlighted the potential threatthat Vitoria outter city landscapes are facing. Themultidisciplinary teams, each made up of 7 people, had todeliver a diagnose and a set of proposals for the study casesin two weeks time.My team had to work on the Cerro de Júndiz area, anhistorical landmark for the city of Vitoria with extraordinarylandscape values, due to its height in the middle of thesurrounding „llanada‟ (plateau).The diagnose stressed the barrier effect that existing (andfuture) road infrastructures were playing with respect to theecological connectivity of the area, nearby the RiverZadorra. In addition, the existing industrial park (and its futuredevelopment) was another threat for both the ecologicaland pedestrian connectivity between the Cerro and theGreen Belt of Vitoria.Conclusions were grouped in four different action plans,which gave answer to the following goals: a) recovery of theecological and pedestrian connectivity between the cityand its surrounding landscape; b) transformation of theexisting industrial park into an ecological park, in which antechnology would play a fundamental role in the boost ofthe local agriculture (biomass plant, greenhouses for localplants, etc.) 01
    • LANDSCAPE REGENERATION FOR THE CERRO DE JÚNDIZ (BASQUE COUTRY) D. 01