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PUBLIC  SERIES

a city is getting ready to welcome visitors worldwide under a theme of creative industries in digital convergence. They could not find a more meaningful place than the premises of an existing technopolis.
 
the area is full of promises however there is a lot of things to be done. 
will they be able to make it on time?

buenos aires expo 2023

creative industries encircling diversities

the project offers public space, boulevard, and bridge of expo2023 which are going to be the main area for gathering around, connecting, integrating, and distributing. the core idea of “getting all together under one roof” is enriched by framing the public space, which exposures a looping route with scattered diverse temporary buildings located in different ground colors that emphasize diversity as well as easy tracking. circling various functions inside this framed “loop” traced with dense tree trails generate a nebulous labyrinth of an internal network between the buildings and squares, which also set a background for more human-scale and shaded navigation. the duality of enclosed space, being inside and outside at the same time, mirroring the sky and clouds with the “loop” frame, and the backdrop of corporate buildings and main pavilions become the main attraction of the site.

year

size

location

theme

status

2019

369.000 m2

argentina

buenos aires

public space

bridge

competition

3rd place

the two main axes of the EXPO encircled with a single rounded canopy offerening different sections through the visitors trip around the site. after having the lake side on the left; the canopy is in relation between the grandstands on the left, which has a strong realationship with the terrain, also generating an open space for EXPO and legacy, while coorparate pavilions taking place on the left. 

 

a “serpentine” and circulating path is attached to the loop at the end of the parade that leads the crowd and distributes to food and leisure spaces
that are mostly lost in the green space, which gives each a unique point of view and they are waiting to fun and experience. 

 

after hosting different kind of coorparate modular pavilions inside, the ‘loop’ hosting a new boundry for the ’new park’ for ‘legacy stage’, which offers a soft intersection with the permanent pavilions around.

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        how can we regenerate an existing public ground of technopolis into an expo master plan, which also reserves connections with the urban landscape around? 

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expo stage

legacy stage

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       an axial shading loop is encircling and bundling the low scale expo units, identifying the main pedestrian flow between the national and international pavilions around the public square, also welcoming strollers from the new green bridge and metro station.

expo stage

with a boundary of a shading conopy over the main promenades, connected with an infinite circle, that gathers and connects all the main elements of EXPO, having a colourful and diverse public space inside, which has been divided smaller zones for human interaction, also creating a strong network between all elements of EXPO.

providing shade, connection and boundary for Public Space of Expo, ‘loop canopy’ that are filled with
different size ‘bubbles’, which are generating particular and defined zones. dividing the site through to human scale, its useful for navigating of the users, also having potential for different leasing and exhibition opportunuties.

after touching to the ground from the bridge, a light and bright canopy welcomes the guests of the EXPO; provide a shading surface, while taking the guest a tour around the EXPO. in ‘legacy stage’ it would wrap a small forest inside, while shading the infrastructure around.

legacy stage

after the EXPO 2023, this area is to be used as a platform for hightech offices that hold interactive spaces for innovationand production. It will also be used as a public park that enhances the connection of the existing urban parks mugica and sarmiento. as the corporate pavillions dismantled, the colourful gravel ground is shifted into wild and formal grass areas without giving any further harm to the area.

 

the circular traces of trees are densed through the loop and the existing buildings get lost in them. already forested areas on the “serpentine” art park is also enriched with different species of plants and trees. restaurants and cafes are dispersed through the art park and food court units are refunctioned as units on art, education and workshops. existing buildings which were used as middle sized shops can also be used as exhibition spaces for public art if they are still available for use.

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         by the end of the expo in 2023, the low scale temporary units will be disassembled and the loop will turn into a public garden that bonds existing parks like a green belt, serving national expo pavilions transformed into creative hubs as well as the city.

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