Stefan Pavaluta, Justin Baroncea
COLLABORATORS: Ada Craciunescu, Andra Macesanu
Periodically captures the stream water and leads to the sea. An important quantity of energy is lost without being valorized.
The most important infrastructure of our proposal is a system of attracting and retaining water.
A network of covered ponds (water reservoirs), which preserves the water from rainfall constitutes the structure axis of the project. Part of the ponds (deposits) have the section designed to open to the surface. These are the expression in the public space of the underground network.
Lakes have a network of pipes that brings water to the green areas and trees passage. The vegetation benefits from the water during rainy months of the year. The passage is the opportunity to implement a new water culture in sustainable urban landscape. A series of controlled excluded the maximum amount of water that may contain lakes.
The network determines the position and the growth of vegetation in the urban landscape.
Also the water becomes the reference point of the passage. Along with the chimney determine focal points that concentrate the activity and the use of public space.
Alongside these last points include basketball courts, petanque and children's playrooms.
A jogging track and a bicycle track along the stream. The track ends near the motorway in a green area which is currently completely disconnected from the passage. In the center of the garden are located facilities related to the jogging track - changing rooms, water points, zone heating and rest. In fact, the track becomes a cross circuit for urban practice.
The fireplace gets the position signal and adds around a series of tracks and areas of sports and leisure activities. The passage through articulated this point of reference establishing and extending a strong connection with the greenery.
Vegetation benefits from the water network and can develop and spread into areas that are now aggregates. Retaining walls and edges of ponds also be able to support climbing plants. The proposed high vegetation is typical of the Mediterranean (does not need an extra intake of water): pine trees, banana trees, palms. The shaded areas are located around the activities and camps along the jogging track.
The stream is defined as an opportunity to promote a new approach to natural resources, an opportunity to build sustainable public spaces where water is the main generator of biodiversity.