PROJECT

Nicole neighbourhood, urban planning and social housing

PROJECT STARTED

26-04-2016

Project type and size

3 hectares


Place: Situated in La Matanza., Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Description: Three hectares of land were donated in 2010 in order to expand the neighborhood.

Materials: Reuse of existing materials and possible implementation of new techniques together with CEVE (Center for the economic housing), who teach women, to produce and build with selfconstruction.

Energy: Self renewable energy. Studying the possibility of using wind to generate electricity and sol for warming water.

.Phase of the project: Situation plan and prototype studies have been presented to the community. We continue studying technologies for self construction and for saving energy while the future use of the houses.

 

Nicole neighbourhood, urban planning and social housing

Barrio Nicole is located in the territory of the town of Virrey del Pino in the Municipality of La Matanza in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It currently has a population of about 6000 inhabitants and has succeeded in this territory with the installation of a school, a health station, a church, providing water  and the entrance of a line of buses for public transportation as achievements in infrastructure and local services . A fundamental contribution in this process of local territorial urbanization of popular and autonomous court, was realized with the support of social workers and a key organization such as the "26 de Julio".

Surroundings.jpg

Three hectares were donated to the community in 2010 for their expansion. The goal is to be able to provide a community center to the neighborhood with recreation and to build houses generating an uniform urban structure that enriches the neighborhood, providing an improvement in the spatiality and homogeneity of it but at the same time with sufficient flexibility to create its own identity.
Housing program:
They are a total of 90 families / homes of 3, 5 or 8 people  that would be organized in 3 cooperatives of 30 families each. Some families currently live in settlements and others live around the neighborhood where they rent minimal rooms to other neighbors.
Program of community spaces:
-Cultural Centre for multiple uses (multipurpose room), cafe and plaza. 
-Sport passage (planned  in the sector of  high voltage cables)
-Games for children.

situation plan.jpg

The lot is defined by:
-A sector of children's games as a transition between the housing area and the educational area.
-The Cultural center with a cafe and piazza on the main street  "Juan Cabot"  as a strategic location for the use of all the neighborhood Nicole.
-A sports and recreational passage that is formed in the length of the land.

The 90 houses are group in different  clusters  of maximum 15 families that  shares a semi-public garden.
Private  lots are equal of 11x16 mts. with private courtyards.
We decided to Keep the  "pedestrian streets" that the use of neighbors conformed naturally.

 The Prototype consists of three housing modules and two courtyards (front and back). A central module (2) finished ground floor of 42.5 m2 with possibility of extension in its upper floor, a smaller module (1) for future enlargement and a roof (3) of 25 m2.

The Prototype consists of three housing modules and two courtyards (front and back).
A central module (2) finished ground floor of 42.5 m2 with possibility of extension in its upper floor, a smaller module (1) for future enlargement and a roof (3) of 25 m2.

 Our goal  is to deliver the prototype with the first phase built which would include: -The "skin" (ceiling, walls and floor) of the module 1 for future expansion. - Module 2 finished with kitchen, dining room, living room / bedroom and bathroom and with the structure finished for future expansion on the upper floor.  Is for the users themselves to define these complementary spaces depending on their family structure, tastes, abilities and lifestyles, thus defending and giving them the opportunity to give their housing a proper identity and in consequence, to all the neighborhood.

Our goal  is to deliver the prototype with the first phase built which would include:
-The "skin" (ceiling, walls and floor) of the module 1 for future expansion.
- Module 2 finished with kitchen, dining room, living room / bedroom and bathroom and with the structure finished for future expansion on the upper floor.

Is for the users themselves to define these complementary spaces depending on their family structure, tastes, abilities and lifestyles, thus defending and giving them the opportunity to give their housing a proper identity and in consequence, to all the neighborhood.

 The prototype can accommodate two small families in PHASE 5 giving the children the opportunity to stay in the neighborhood, or two siblings with their own families to share the same home but define the normal and necessary privacy limits.

The prototype can accommodate two small families in PHASE 5 giving the children the opportunity to stay in the neighborhood, or two siblings with their own families to share the same home but define the normal and necessary privacy limits.

 Material and form studies.

Material and form studies.


Meet the team

 Quique Bayarri Sabariego

Quique Bayarri Sabariego

 Paola Bornaschella

Paola Bornaschella

 Isabel Lopez Ruiz

Isabel Lopez Ruiz

 Nerina Gomez

Nerina Gomez

 Melina Cauchich

Melina Cauchich

 Walter Bosisio

Walter Bosisio