MEDIOMUNDOArquitectos Marta Pelegrín + Fernando Pérez.
Salt Lake City – Spaces in Between
Salt Lake City
DATE OF COMPETITION :
AIA Utah Young Architects Forum and
the Downtown Alliance SixtyNine Seventy Task Force with Utah Heritage Foundation
José R. Guerra
José Martínez Fernández
David Rico Candón
The intervention proposal for the new district 69-70 bets to change the ‘growth model to make our cities sustainable. Culture, connectivity, energy and information are the key aspects.
The main idea is articulated to the following themes:
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUILIBRIO: The proposal breaks the ‘consumption cycle’, making each block self-sufficient and sustainable. Each block will balance its inlet and output of resources in terms of O2 and CO2, energy production and water recycling.
The average urban environment in Salt Lake City has a CO2 emission of 22.96 metric tons per year pc (2010 ), with an energy consumption of 8.72KW / h pcd, h20 consumption of 128g pcd . Each block intends to break this resource consumption by achieving a high level of sustainability and self-sufficiency.
CITY AS PROCESS: The intervention strategy develops over time, uniting temporary and permanent actions that consolidate the environmental objective. It proposes the definition of “intermediate spaces” and spaces for temporary uses”, creating new ENVIRONMENTs, which will support the EvolutionAL CHANGE.
ACCESSIBILITY AND CONNECTIONS: “Culture has become technology and technology has become culture”. We propose to develop, manage and work for a city that is culturally, physically and technologically interconnected.
CULTURE OF INFORMATION: As a strategy to improve the ecological culture of the city, it is proposed to automatically capture the data to be shown to the owners of the city, government officials and its occupants simultaneously. This will allow them to see and control their direct impact on the environment, favoring the INTERNET concept of CITIES.