As a first step towards a more flood resistant landscape, we propose to widen the river to about the double width. We propose a park on the tip of the peninsula, that continues along the southern river edge. The whole river has a steeped edge with a pathway and trees on top, in order to prevent people from reoccupying the area towards the river. It also changes the river from its function as a place for sewage and garbage discharge in the backyard of the poor houses towards a public space.
With our roof path we make sure that the inhabitants have a safe and dry way system trough the time of flooding. The walkable roof landscape is always next to the existing main roads of the block. Down to the river these new streets end up in the public belt. Here are all the public institutions like the school and shops. The river gets more space with the new park. So the flood should never reach again the level of 2007.The new riverfront is more alive with the footpath and there are places for relaxing and for fishing etc.
Maite Bravo is currently part of the Master Program Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IAAC), teaching in one of the main Research Studios. During her visit to ETH, Maite presented a brief overview of the work carried out at IAAC related to the core Research Agendas of the Master Program, associated to Emergent Territories, Self Sufficiency and Digital Tectonics. Further details of the work at IAAC can be found at www.iaac.net