The Unit Meets The Block The unit-toolbox is now ready for action in the block. The modular units occupy now a parcel of land right next to the Ciliwung River behind the proposed greenbelt. In this frequently flooded area the ground floor contains just contemporary that can easily change its location during flood season. The ground floor also provides space for a sewage water treatment unit. Housing takes place in the higher levels. The different flats share one staircase unit and wet-wall unit, but every flat has its own bathroom an kitchen.The building cluster is two-sided. On the one hand the living units face the streets and the river bank and on other hand the private balconies and terraces face the inner courtyard.
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