Title: Keep It Rio! - Code: 8d501
Contest: Rio de Janeiro / 2013
By: Alessandro Nardacci - Alessandro Oltremarini - Federico Marchi

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Alejandro Zaera-Polo 5
Jeffrey Inaba 4
Jeroen Koolhaas 8
Hernan Diaz Alonso 1
Cristiano Toraldo di Francia 8
Pedro Rivera 7


Keep It Rio!



- KEEP IT RIO! – The big events, under the development’s flag, keep on leaving the same disgusting models proudly signed by illuminated professionals. Them keep on failing against the urban and social problems of every guest country. The next chapter show Rio de Janeiro as the new sacrificial victim, accepting an extreme challange that sound like a showdown with itself. Our field of research moves between oppositions, contradiction and contamination of Rio. The impredictable and flexible oderness of the territory’s purpose depends on the behave of the population. It define the disgusting fail of predictability, main characteristic of any urban and architectural plan designed for the future of a city on develop that can’t exist as an ideal model for a society that is not yet ready. So in the relation between nature-artifice we can see the contrast between past and future interpretated as a scenario where the local nature is contaminated by the artifice of a global development, just a disgusting oppresion of the artificial modern habitat on a passive hystorical natural habitat. Our vision is about a post-event Rio where the clamour of world cup and olympics games is over and the city can just move on. The global invasion brought a status quo twisting where the rich owners of the city, bored by the beach and attracted by the fashion, moves to live in favelas and gradually transformed it by tastes and wellness. The poor people survive in the ruins of archistar’s masterpieces, left by the rich ones, waiting for the next twisting. The two opposite elements forcedly co-exist showing, on their half fase of twisting, the wonder of an absurde and labile equilibrium of contrasts, unique possible idea of development for a city that, no matter what, still being unique. KEEP IT RIO!


Title: Keep It Rio!

Time: 4 agosto 2013
Category: Rio de Janeiro
Views: 10874 Likes: 3

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