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B E L É N AYA R R A A R C H I T E C T

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U R B A N

D E S I G N E R


TOWARDS ENGAGING PEOPLE AND SPACE_ list of works

01_ Social and Ecological Network for Delhi GSAPP, 2014

Silvia Vercher, Marco Sosa, Zahraa Alwash and Belén Ayarra

02_ Bonding Regional Capacity by Multi-modal Corridor GSAPP, 2013

_ Bonding Regional Capacity by the Safe Corridor GSAPP, 2013 Xin Fu, Faisal Almogren, Ji-Han Lew, Lulu Zhao and Belén Ayarra

03_ An Inter-modal Port for Hunts Point GSAPP, 2013

Grace Pelletier, Madhini Prathaban, Olivia Gibbson and Belén Ayarra


04_ Food and Agriculture Technological Park Grupo A3

Grupo A3, Cynthia Abrile, Martina Dimet, Alexia Biaus and Belén Ayarra

05_ A New Image for Collegno Politecnico di Torino, 2009 Lucila de Petris, Alessandro Sanzo and Belén Ayarra

06_ Publishing Center as an Icon for the Neighborhood of Paternal Universidad de Belgrano, 2011 Martina Dimet and Belén Ayarra

08_A d d i t i o n a l

Work Sample

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303 E 33rd street, New York, NY belenayarra@gmail.com 267 994 3923

BELÉN AYARRA architect & urban designer

EDUCATION GSAPP, Columbia University New York

GSD, Harvard University Boston

Politecnico di Torino

Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design June 2013 - May 2014

Career Discovery: Six weeks introduction to the study and practice of Urban Design June - July 2012

Master of Science Programs Architecture September 2008 - July 2009

Turin

Universidad de Belgrano Buenos Aires

Northlands

Architecture Degree March 2006 - July 2011

National and International Baccalaureate February 1999 - December 2005

Buenos Aires

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Perkins Eastman New York

Freelancer Buenos Aires

Grupo A3 S.A. Buenos Aires

[Junior Architect] July-Present Interior design of an oratory for the Military School in Buenos Aires. December 2012

[Private Competition] Participated in the preliminary design for a Food and Agriculture Technological Park, including the urban design and he building facilities. August - January 2012


HilarioL贸pez L贸pezGonzalez Gonzalez Hilario BuenosAires Aires Buenos

Freelancer Freelancer BuenosAires Aires Buenos

FolletIglesias IglesiasMolli Molli Follet

BuenosAires Aires Buenos

[Internship] Worked as a site supervisior for the foundations and initial structure for an 8-story residential building. March - May 2012

Remodeled a private residence. The work included new aluminum enclosures, carpentry work, blinds, bathrooms and furniture. September 2011 - March 2012

[Internship] Participated in a preliminary contest for the development of a 30.000 m2 multi-functional complex in the neighborhood of Vicente L贸pez. The project integrates retail, residential and hospitality spaces. My contribution was the study of the site with its context, surface areas, possible forms, functionality, materiality, structure and sustainability. June - August 2011

Aleara Aleara

BuenosAires Aires Buenos

[Intern Architect] Contributed to the restoration of a residence in the neighborhood of Monserrat. The project consisted in changing the functionality of the building transforming it into a new training center for workers involved in the union. The areas of contribution included documentation, site supervision and dealing with suppliers. Also, designed the interior of a 2 story-office. This included the elaboration of documentation and site supervision. November 2009 - May 2010

StudioArch. Arch.Claudio ClaudioVisentin Visentin Studio Turin Turin

[Intern Architect] Collaborated in the remodeling project of a country house of the early nineteenth century into a residential housing. This included both interior and exterior design. October 2008- March 2009

SKILLSAND ANDACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS SKILLS NativeLanguage Language Native Otherlanguages languages Other

Software Software Programs Programs Publications Publications Awards Awards

Spanish English Advanced Level [IGCSE, IB, TOEFL] - Studied at NESE, Boston, USA 2003 Italian Advanced Level - Studied at Linguaviva, Florence, Italy 2007 French Basic Level - Studied at Point 3, Montreal, Canada 2004 Windows, Mac Rhino, Revit, 3D Max (Intermediate Level), GIS, Autocad 2D y 3D, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Piranesi, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel. Dora Profonda Progetti a luci rosse, Cesare Griffa, Studiogriffa Editions, Torino, 2010 Alternative Futures for New Rochelle: The Next Generation Live/Work City, GSAPP, 2013 Urban Design Studio III- Delhi, Kisumu and Medellin Best Final Semester Proyect, Cultual Waterscapes, Columbia University

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01 CULTURAL WATERSCAPE

SURPLUS WATER SUPPLY

RIDGE

ECO-SOCIAL NODE PROTOTYPE

COURSE: Urban Preconfiguration, seminar PROFESSOR: Michael Conard TERM: Spring 2014 LOCATION: Delhi, India

COLLECTOR NODE

FILTRATION SYSTEM AGRASEN KI BAOLI

The project proposes to reorient delhi’s future growth by addressing infrastructure issues concentrating on lack of water, seasonal flood and pollution. Furthermore, the project aims to reestablish the relationship between the city and the Yamuna River using water as a productive landscape that will generate social spaces. Through the lenses of culture and water the project imagines Luthyens Plan transformed from an imperial symbol of power and inequality, to a democratic space allowing social interaction. Finally, water is the catalyst for future growth of services and densification that will support the city at a regional scale. The project proposes a bottom-up approach by reactivating existing water nodes (Baolis and Hauz) to stimulate a network system for collection, retention, filtration and recharge of water. Through creating ecological zones, it aims to generate more culturally public spaces that would support future growth. The first ecological zone, the Baolies will work as a recharging unit and social catalyst. The second ecological zone aims to provide a new rain and gray water collection system while activating the core of the block. The top-down approach in the third ecological zone, the Raj Path, a democratic national symbol in Lutyens’ Plan, will work as to collect, filtrate, retain, and discharge clean water to the Yamuna River. In conclusion, by reapplying the traditions learned from India, we imagine New Delhi as part of a larger regional network. The new infrastructure will contribute to cleaning the Yamuna Rive, while recharging the ground water and providing cultural spaces for social and economic interactions. We imagine that by bringing water and culture back to the city

RAJ PATH

COLLECTOR NODE

PARANA QILA

ECO-SOCIAL NODE PROTOTYPE

GROUNDWATER RECHARGE

THE CULTURE OF WATER

SOCIAL INTEGRATION + DENSIFICATION

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

POPULATION SUPPORT

ZOO NATIONAL PARK


Air Pollution

40%

Increase In Population By 2021

6 Cars/household 45% Without Sewage CO2

SPRAWL

Methane

Industrial Waste

9 New Energy Sub-stations Soil Contamination

Chromium

Wazirabad Barrage

LPCD

carcity

Discharge

274

201 277 103 202 337 426 509 148 LPCD

LPCD

100%

of Yamuna River is distributed before reaching Dlehi

Delhi imports

55%

of water

40%

LPCD

LPCD

LPCD

LPCD

Water intake for cooling

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drai

cut

ain a dr hdr

Water S

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Hin

Sha

Groundwater Depletion 2m/year 25% not conn to wate ected r

SURPLUS WATER SUPPLY

Hg

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YAMUNA RIVER

RIVER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Pb

ar

Sulfur Dioxide

DRAINS DISCHARGE IN THE RIVER

ive

r

22

un

CO2

Ammonia

Ya m

Sulfuric Acid

LPCD

74

LPCD

LPCD

LPCD

es to70% Delhi contribut

29

n

of river pollutio

LPCD

of water is wasted Toxic Food

Lost of Ecology

*LPCD: liters per capita per day

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IDENTIFYING NETWORK SYSTEMS EXISTING ABANDON WATER INFRASTRUCTURES

old city

Lutyens Plan

Nullah

Reservoir

Yamuna River Central Ridge PROPOSED ECOLOGICAL ZONES AND CONNECTIONS TO THE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE Lutyens Plan

Nullah Baoli Southern Ridge

Reservoir

Asoli Wild Life Sanctuary Yamuna River

PROPOSED ECOLOGICAL ZONES ABANDON WATER SYSTEM: BAOLIS & RESRVOIRS NATURAL STREAMS: NULLAHS METRO LINE ANCIENT SETTLEMENTS LOST WATER COLLECTOR SYSTEM:


PROPOSED ECOLOGICAL ZONES

+728

Zone -1/ Baracamba +717 road

+722

+744

+718

+730 +714

+706

+712

+712 +735

+717

+706 A

Zone -3/ Rajpath B

+706 C

+704

+706 +709 +707 +724 +734

+720

Zone -2/ Bungalow +704 zone +715

+723

+710 +730

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ECOLOGICAL ZONE 02: RECHARGE UNIT Open up the block

3 2 1

1

1

1-Dohbi Community

Existing Conditions

Ecological Zones

3

4

2- High Residential

4- Neglected Baoli

3 4

1

2

2

3- Community

1

1 Connection to surrounding blocks 2 Free underutilized buildings for open space

STRATEGY OF INTERVENTION Methodology

Potential densification

5 1 3

2

4

Reactivation of existing service area

4

Existing densification 1 2 3 4 5

Social and cultural nodes Potential recharge of water Potential bungalow reactivation Summer and winter winds People paths

Bengali Market

Baoli reactivation and Ground water recharge

Activation of existing dohbi community

High School Connaught Place

new social spaces and services Mandi House

Design approach 5 4

permeable soil

2 1

1 2 3 4 5

Water collectors

3

Reprogram bungalows New social spaces and services Heritage reactivation Permeable soil Social integration

Reprogram Bungalows


PHASE OF DENSIFICATION Existing footprint financial area

PHASE 01 baoli and permeable surface for filtration

PHASE 02 service densification

WATER SYSTEM INTERNAL NODE BAOLI water collection and social point community space service densification

heritage preservation

Activation of existing dohbi community

changing topography community suppply

PHASE 02 bungalow repurpose and housing densification

ARTERIA Barakhamba road

possible densification

roundabout collecion and distribution

permeable surface bioswale water table recharge unit 70% collected water 25% rechargeable surface

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ECOLOGICAL ZONE 02: RECHARGE UNIT

1 National School

2 Gandhi Smritibig

3 Hungarian Center

4 Embassy

1 2

1

3 2

3

EXISTING CONDITION bungalow METHODOLOGY private

private - semipublic - public

EXISTING FOOTPRINT private bungalow

TYPOLOGY B

bungalow

community

EXTENSION HOUSING

SERVICES / WORKSPACE

CENTRAL NODE of the ECO-BLOCK Daily: water collector + social space + cultural & educational services

bungalow

neglected community

7,480� private space

TYPOLOGY A

services

semi-private space

PHASE 01 eco-node/reservoir + new program

private space

PHASE 02

private space

PHASE 03

round about


PROPOSAL

N

STRATEGY 01:

- sustainable infrastructure - mix-used buildings - mix income housing

typology A

semi-private space

public building

typology B

67” private space

M

STRATEGY 02:

- public-social node - water collector system - strengthen culture & educational public building

YAMUNA RIVER RAJ PATH AVENUE

public space

67” semi-public space

private building

80% collected water public space

bioswale

WATER PROGRAM

M

educational and cultural programs

60% supply community 20% supply Raj Path system

public space

13 collection distribution


RAJ PATH FILTRATION SYSTEM

Raj Path road

main water collection point government buildings

national center of art programed spaces

point collection wetland

2

the national museum

terraces

services

collection retention Elevation

+765 +751

+735

sand +717 +700

gravel

Discharging clean water

wetland

A.C. A.C +693

+680

+660


rain water rain water rain water

gray water

To Social Spaces

Collection and Recharching Unit Raj Path Pools Filtration System

To storage unit and Yamuna River

Roundabout Collector

The ecological zone of Raj Path will involve several moments of interaction. This water program will be the catalyst of social activities. facilitating the interaction between existing public institutions such as Andera Gandhi Art center and The National Museum. water will be retained in a connected wetland around Purana Qila and through

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02 BONDING REGIONAL CAPACITY by the multi- modal corridor Academic Project

LOCATION: New Rochelle FACULTY: Skye Duncan and Justin G. Moore SCHOOL: GSAPP, Columbia University YEAR: Fall 2013 North Avenue has long been the main corridor in New Rochelle that serves as a major transit connection between the northern and southern ends of city. However, the city’s dependency on cars, lack of walkability, fragmented downtown corridors and limited access to waterfront amenities diminishes the possibilities that North Avenue can offer while disjointing its northern neighborhoods from the south and waterfront. The design develops both the waterfront and downtown areas as anchoring points while reinforcing North Avenue’s connectivity. A new waterfront green corridor is introduced by reconfiguring the landform as well as connecting existing public waterfront parks, while the downtown area is reconstructed through modifying multiple existing structures as well as introducing new development. The waterfront and downtown is then connected through new inter-modal transit system, while this connection is reinforced by rezoning along North Avenue between the two anchors. The systematic development of waterfront and downtown then becomes new destinations to the city while reconnecting to the north.


STRATEGICAL APPROACH RECONSTRUCTING the urban fabric

existing activities design opportunities

neighbourhood disconnection

RE- INCORPORATING existing activities

ACTIVATING open space

RE-SHAPING transit modes

regional network FRAGMENTED CITY

SITE ANALYSIS COMPETITIVE RETAIL CORRIDORS

EXISTING PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES ALONG NORTH AVE.

REGIONAL CONNECTIONS AND ATTRACTIONS Westchester County Airport

33 Min

white plains

YONKERS

21 MINS 20 MINS

SCARSDALE

30 min SCARSDALE

playland themepark

78 min

harbor island park

WESTCHESTER

TUCKAHOE

79% PRIVATE

E

H AV

NORT

WATERFRONT

QUAKER RIDGE

YONKERS

welwyn preserve park

21%

north hempstead beach park

AIN M

ST

THE ROC CITY

90,446

PARKING

SQ FT

SURFACE PARKING PUBLIC SERVICES PARK

BRONX

LOCAL RETAIL REGIONAL RETAIL LESS THAN 15 MIN LESS THAN 30 MIN

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION

PUBLIC

8% OTHERS

american merchant marine museum

18% PUBLIC

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laguardia 18 MINS

grand central 33 MINS

PARKS RAIL HIGHWAY MARINA AIRPORT BUS

71%

VEHICLE

TRAIN STATION FERRY ROUTES


BONDING PROCESS NR PUBLIC MIXED USE LIBRARY

ANCHOR POINT

ANCHOR POINT

ANCHORS BONDING

REGIONAL BONDING

RECONSTRUCTING DOWNTOWN

DEVELOPING WATERFRONT

RECONFIGURING CONNECTIONS

RESHAPING TRANSIT MODES

RECREATIONAL WETLAND PARK MAIN STREET FERRY TERMINAL CHURCH STREET

TRANSPORTATION NEW CONNECTION PROGRAMS

PUBLIC SPACES

PEDESTRIAN PATHWAYS

COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL FERRY SYSTEM ACTIVITIES

BIKE LANE

TRAIL SYSTEM

NEW PROGRAMS

BUS SYSTEM

BIKE LANE

TRAIL SYSTEM

FERRY SYSTEM

STREET CONDITIONS

BUS SYSTEM

SYSTEMATIC MASTER PLAN

NR transit hub and mixed use library

WITH PROJECTED TRANSPORTATION MODES CONVEYING POTENTIAL PUBLIC ACTIVITIES


STAGE 4

SHAPING A HEALTHY LIVING THROUGH REINFORCING PUBLIC SPACE

PROPOSED FERRY MULTI-MODAL TRANSIT CENTER DOWNTOWN/WATERFRONT

NORTH AVE. RECONFIGURATION

STAGE 1 NEW MIXED-USE LIBRARY DOWNTOWN BID NEW BRIDGE

STAGE 2 WATERFRONT PARK SYSTEM

STAGE 3 MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

NORTH AVE. EXTENSION

DOWNTOWN GREEN

WETLAND PARK

NORTH AVE.

METRO NORTH

TRANSIT CENTER WATERFRONT

TRANSIT CENTER DOWNTOWN 5 MINS

7 MINS 6 MINS 20 MINS

NEW MIXED-USE LIBRARY I - 95

NEW BRIDGE

DOWNTOWN GREEN

MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT NORTH AVE. EXTENSION DISTANCE: 0.36 MILE ELEVATION DIFFERENCE: 70 FT

RECREATIONAL WETLAND PARK

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BONDING REGIONAL CAPACITY by the safe corridor Academic Project LOCATION: East Harlem FACULTY: Skye Duncan and Justin G. Moore SCHOOL: GSAPP, Columbia University YEAR: Fall 2013 Home to many locally owned shops, Third Avenue suffers inactivity and safety issues due to high vacancy rates, ill street surface conditions as well as lacking community oriented programs. To provide a safe and active main corridor, a retail and community oriented hybrid marketplace is introduced, aimed at developing new investment, anchoring existing programs along and around Third Avenue, offering activities while attracting foot traffic onto the street. These anchoring entities are bonded through recreating the street fronts by infilling NYCHA open space and occupying vacant units. The corridor is then further reinforced by series of beautification actions, aimed at providing a safe street environment, while extending its connection to the related existing contexts.

night conditions of vacancy infills


STRATEGIC ANALYSIS

REDEVELOPING VACANCY

UTILIZING NYCHA

street condition design opportunities

existing program street safety

ENHANCING COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES

SUPPLEMENTING SCHOOLS/ RECREATIONAL SPACES

$$

P

STREET INACTIVITY

STREET CONDITION ASSESSMENT 3RD AVENUE

STREET ELEMENTS ABSENCE OF LIGHTING

FREQUENT SAFETY ISSUE DEACTIVATE THE STREET LACK OF GREENERY

37% AVOID AREAS DUE TO GANG-RELATED CONCERNS

3RD AVE

43% ABSENCE PARTIAL EXISTENT

3RD AVE !

OF CRASH VICTIMS ARE KIDS

E 125TH ST

CROSSING CONDITION

HIGHER SPEED -TRAFFIC FLOW

22%

! E 116TH ST

CARRY A WEAPON TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STREET CRIME HEAT MAP STATION

POOR CONDITION REGULAR CONDITION GOOD CONDITION

E 125TH ST

AMTRAK LINE

E 106TH ST HIGH

SIGNAGE SPEED SCHOOL

SUBWAY LINE PROJECTED SUBWAY PROJECTED STATION

LOW

!

LIMITED INVESTMENT

HIGH VACANCY RATE

13%

VACANT

87% ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICES OTHER SERVICES HEALTH CARE

E 106TH ST SCHOOL !

PARK COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES VACANCY COMMERCIAL

3RD AVE ACTIVITIES

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

28%

SERVICE

FINANCE & INSURANCE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION CLOTHING GENERAL MERCHANDISE FOOD & BEVERAGE MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRONIC SPORTING GOODS FURNITURE BUILDING & GARDEN MATERIAL MOTOR VEHICLE

58%

RETAIL

OCCUPIED

REAL ESTATE ARTS & RECREATION

3RD AVE BLOCKS VACANCY

E 116TH ST

VACANCY TYPOLOGY 100% VACANCY

PARTIAL VACANCY

100% VACANCY

13%

VACANT

LOW OCCUPY

EAST HARLEM NYCHA

UNKNOWN

83%

OTHERS

21

17%

NYCHA


BONDING PROCESS ANCHOR POINT

ART, ENTERTAINMENT & EDUCATION ORIENTED RETAIL SPACE

DESIGN FRAMEWORK VACANCY INFILLS

ADDITIONAL RETAIL SPACE AND LOW INCOME HOUSING

BONDING

THROUGH STREET SURFACE RENOVATION

E 125TH ST 3RD AVE

3RD AVE

3RD AVE

P MAIN ANCHOR

VACANCY INFILL IN MAIN ANCHOR ALONG NYCHA HOUSING E 116TH ST

E 106TH ST

MAIN ANCHOR_ ART ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION ORIENTED RETAIL VACANCIES SCHOOLS STREET RENOVATION PROJECTED TRAIN STATION EXISTING TRAIN STATION


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03 FOOD EXCHANGE TERMINAL: AN INTERMODAL PORT FOR HUNTS POINT Academic Project

LOCATION: The Bronx, New York FACULTY: Kaja K端hl SCHOOL: GSAPP, Columbia University YEAR: Fall 2013 The design proposes to maximize existing infrastructure at Hunts Point and create improved inter-modal connections in order to reduce the markets reliance on trucks, increase its operational and spatial efficiency and double as a passenger transport system for workers and the public. Beyond improving the operational efficiency of the Hunts Point market, this new inter-modal system could be expanded across the New York region to create a food distribution system for the city that is flexible enough to be agile in the face of extreme weather events. Finally, improving the market infrastructure will act as a catalyst for improving the urban quality of Hunts Point. Through re-zoning we propose to improve the public interaction with the market, their access to fresh food in the area and help develop the area as a food hub that supports food production at many different scales.

container port


FOOD DISTRIBUTION TODAY: RELIANCE ON TRUCK TRANSPORTATION

HUNTS POINT CURRENT SITUATION

2.7% bus

railways railyards

77% drive

container ports freight carfloat

%

QN

5mins

the existing

9 million kg/ton co2

31.4%

20.5% 15.1%

30.6%

STATEN ISLAND

per day causing

2.4%

PERCENT OF ASTHMA HOSPITALIZATION IN NYC

BX

BX

9%

existing ferry service areas underserviced by subway percentage of market workers commuting from this bourough

8%

Global Marine Term. & Greenville Yard Newark Airport & Port Newark

25 mins

QN

4.5% other

air pollution and health issues 3,000

EXISTING INTERMODAL FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE IN THE NY HARBOR daily commute: 14.4% subway

~ 1 acre

standard

BROOKLYN

middle-man

nyc average

QUEENS

processing

~ 100 persons

nr. of acres of open space per person

H.P. neighbourhood

BRONX

94 % 6%

lack of open spaces

school/universities restaurants /food services public non-profit market/ food retail

MANHATTAN

how does the market work

21%

the existing

M1-1

manufacturing - light

M1-2

manufacturing - light / buffer

M3-1

manufacturing - heavy

R-6

residential - medium density

10% 22% Staten Island Railroad & NY Container Term.

15%

terminal market

South BK Marine Term. & 65th St Yard baldor kg/ton co2

krasdale PERCENT OF ASTHMA HOSPITALIZATION IN NYC

meat market budweiser sultana distribution

truck routes parking space

fish market

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INTERMODALR PROPOSED FREIGHT NEW INBOUND FREIGHT

NEW OUTBOUND FREIGHT in the ny harbour

in the ny harbour local

local

hunt’s point market

hunt’s point market regional

regional

railways

railways

railyards

railyards

container ports freight carfloat maritime freight

container ports freight carfloat maritime freight 2.5 miles maximum radius for truck freight

phase I’: large cargo_train boat

oak point & container terminal


EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS_ MULTI-MODAL x 30

INBOUND

=

TRUCK VS. BOAT distance:

40 mi

time:

21 mi

capacity:

25

tons

750

tons

fuel:

x 60

average:

52 mi/hr 17 mi/hr

_50 min travel time _84 min travel time

5 mi / gallon

3.2 tons / gallon

0.2 mi / gallon

17.5 tons / gallon

x 30

OUTBOUND

=

BOAT VS. TRUCK distance:

15 mi

time:

7,5 mi

capacity:

25

tons

750

tons

fuel:

x 60

average:

52 mi/hr 17 mi/hr

_18 min travel time _26 min travel time

5 mi / gallon

3.2 tons / gallon

0.2 mi / gallon

17.5 tons / gallon

Hunts Point

Hunts Point

Midtown

Port Newark

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FOOD EXCHANGE TERMINAL

phase II

REZONING ALONG HUNTS POINT AVENUE

phase III

CONNECTING THE TWO PORTS THROUGH PROGRAMMING

produce market

truck routes budweiser meat market PA PARKING P ARKIN NG

gorcery store fish market ferry terminal

phase I’: large cargo (train-boat)

phase I’’: medium cargo truck-train-boat phase I’’’: passenger ferry

hunts point market


OPEN PLAZA AND PASSENGER FERRY TERMINAL

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04 FOOD AND AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGICAL PARK Private Competition

LOCATION: Cerri, Buenos Aires, Argentina YEAR: 2012

The private competition for the a Food and Agriculture Technological Park in Cerri in the province of Buenos Aires consisted on a preliminary master planning of the site and the design for the correspondant facilities. The park aims to expand and specialize in four specific markets: Premium, Organic, Kosher and Halal. That meant as well, a proper set up of a framework that would respond to each category. Specifically, the project consisted on:urban corridors, the access, that had to be integrated to the Administration Building with total area of 2,960 m2 and corresponding facilities building for maintenance and general services. The concept for the park’s urban design was mainly focused on creating urban life taking important consideration on the mobility , specially directed to a bike and pedestrian flow. The access design is characterize by a big cantilever, that connects the three main sectors: the entrance, the administration building and the community facilities building, That meant not only a visual unification of the program, but also the identification from the route. While the Administration Building is characterized by its centrality, and simplicity, the Community facilities Building undergoes a more complex language. It consists of a main longitudinal hall that gives birth to three independent volumes. Two of them are destined for offices purposes, while the other, two story tall, accommodates the cafeteria, hotel, zoom and boardrooms. The materiality is repeated through the different constructions using concrete, glass and corrugated sheet.


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MASTER PLAN PROPOSAL

PARCEL PROGRAMMING

ORGANIC SECTOR HALAL SECTOR

KOSHER SECTOR PREMIUM SECTOR

ACCESS COMMUNITY FACILITIES BUILDING ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

SERVICES ALURA WARANT STOREHOUSE

PRIMARY CIRCULATION SECOND CIRCULATION


PARCEL’S TYPOLOGY The lots is where each industry will settle up. They consist of an administration building with an already established typology, and an area destined for production.

GROUND FLOOR

FIRST FLOOR

DETAILS

FRONT ELEVATION

BACK ELEVATION

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COMMUNITY FACILITIES BUILDING


FIRST FLOOR

SECTORIZATION SCHEMES GROUND FLOOR

FIRST FLOOR main hall zoom cafeteria offices restrooms

ROOF PLAN

boardroom hotel circulation expansion

esqumas programa en axo

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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGICAL PARK ACCESS

1 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

2 SECURITY GATE

3 COMMUNITY FACILITIES

ZOOM+BOARDROOMS

ADMINISTRATION MONITORING

SECURITY

CHECK POINT

CAFETERIA

HOTEL

OFFICES


ADMINISTRATION BUILDING_120 m2 SECTORIZATION SCHEME

office and boardroom restrooms A’

reception hall maintenance control room

A ENTRANCE ELEVATION

BACK ELEVATION

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SECTION A-A’


05 A NEW IMAGE FOR COLLEGNO Academic Project

LOCATION: Collegno, Piedmont, Italy PROFESSOR: Luigi Falco SCHOOL: Politecnico di Torino YEAR: 2009 The objective of the project was to delineate a new urban design that would regenerate the industrial area at Collegno, located on the outskirts of the city of Turin. The design presents a new urban pattern that defines several sectors: one for residential use and the other one for offices. Both sectors include spaces for tertiary activities and retail. It was essential to take into account regulations and to respect the surfaces required for each sector. Matters such as private and public parks, circulation, transportation and sound barriers were all taken into consideration.

CIRCULATION PROCECSS SCHEMES

PROGRAM

PUBLIC PARKS INTERVENTION AREA Big empty lots and industrial buildings characterized this area. It was Turin’s “forgotten area”, for which its viability wasn’t yet resolved as well as its public spaces. Our aim was to propose a new urban design, which included defined expansion areas, both public and private, offices, residential buildings and stores. Viability was resolved. We took into account the accessibility of the area, including primary and secondary roads, and established circulation pathways for pedestrians and cyclists.

PRIVATE PARKS


PRIVATE PARKS UNDERGROUND GARAGE AREA BUILT AREA PUBLIC PARKS

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MASTER PLAN THE PROJECT

03/ URBAN APPROACH

RESIDENTIAL AREA

OFFICE AND RETAIL AREA

On one side, the proposal included residential buildings with retal at the ground level, while office buildings characterize th other side. Both areasar connected through a green fabric that extends all the way through the intervention zone. This fabric helps create two different situations: the private and the ublic areas. At the sabe time, it determines the formal aspect for thee buildings as it cuts thriugh them.


URBAN DETAILS

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RESIDENTIAL BUILING TYPOLOGY The residential buildings are built following the perimeter of the block, creating green private areas at the urban courtyard. The ground floors include retail stores, where the first and second floors are purely residential. The facade is characterized by the presence of briesoleis that can be closed or opened depending on the season, preventing the direct sunlight during summer and letting it heat during the winter season. The concrete slabs protrudes 1,5m from the exterior perimeter on each side, creating exterior semi covered spaces, both for the pedestrian pathway all the way through the stores and balconies on the upper floors.

PLAN


OFFICE BUILING TYPOLOGY The project for the office building presents a plan that decreases it size as it goes up, generating terraces that overlook the park at the center of the block. While this facade that faces the interior of the block is completely clear, the one that looks at the street is composed by aluminum panels.

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06 PUBLISHING CENTER AS THE ICON FOR PATERNAL Academic Project

LOCATION: Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina PROFESSOR: Liliana Bonvechi SCHOOL: Universidad de Belgrano YEAR: 2010 PROBLEMATICS OF THE SITE - Cultural and functional isolation with the rest of the city - Poor use of green spaces - Lack of human scale - Lack of urban infrastructure - Presence of urban barriers around the site - Lack of a particular identity

OBJECTIVES TO DEVELOP - Develop a new urban grid in order to control fragmentary aspects, betting for a more homogeneous and integrated system - Design living public spaces for the development of various outdoor activities - Provide the neighborhood of an identity through the building’s particular character, working coherently with the site. The main objective is to offer passive responses to the sustainable problematic. - Promote a place of reunion, participation and social inclusion.


PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS To begin with, the project started by analyzing pedestrian and traffic’s flow. This means that our design intentions not only referred to the building itself but to the way it integrates with the environmental and urban design, interacting with the neighborhood and its customs. We chose to locate the building in the place with lowest vehicular traffic but highest pedestrian circulation. Still different types of access were provided; these could be from the train station, the school or the university. The one that brings out the most is the Train Station access located diagonally to the Publishing House, creating a virtual axis between both. The whole pathway leads to a series of spaces for various activities, representing different levels of privacy, and responding not only to pragmatic necessities, but social ones. We decided to divide the program in two buildings: the industrial building with a private access that would house the publishing house and the Graphic Arts Center, with a semi-public access, opened for the development of various activities. The industrial building would present a more topographic and industrial aspect- than the other.

ANALYSIS

PROCESS SCHEMES READING AREA

AMPHITHEATER

INTERACTIVE PATHWAY SKATING RINK EXISTING BUILIDINGS

SCULPTURE PATHWAY SOCCER FIELD

PICNIC AREA EXISTING BUILIDINGS/ POINTS OF CONNECTION

PEDESTRIAN PATHWAY

EXISTING BUILIDINGS/ PRINCIPAL AXIS/ SECONDARY AXIS EXPANSION AREA

PRECEDENTS DE YOUNG MUSEUM HERZOG & DE MEURON

MELBOURNE CONVENTION CENTER ASPECT STUDIOS_AUSTRALIA

EXISTING BUILIDINGS/ PRINCIPAL PATHWAY/ SECONDARY PATHWAY

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY PETER EISENMAN

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existing buildings industrial building graphic arts center


THE FOLD

Today, architecture is inspired by new ideas, thoughts and beliefs that differ from the modern era. Some philosophers like Charles Jencks called this phenomenon as the new paradigm. The new concept characterizes an architecture that is immersed in the universe, in biological matters, in the development of organic and sculptural forms, highlighting a formal evolution that reflects the complexity, chaos and fragmentation. The fold, is one of these new paradigms. Like Gilles Deleuze concludes in The Fold, "the world is infinitely cavernous and spongy, [...] it is a huge origami". Everything is made of folds, from the living, complex objects, to works of art throughout history. The concept of folding took place since the beginning of the proposal, trying to find a way to connect morphologically the buildings with the site. This method involved a constant testing and playing with forms, that led as to several possible alternatives. From there we began to study in depth the angularities and inclinations, according to any morphological adjustment, taking into account the interior program. Both buildings seem to rise from the ground, generating a territorial mark for the site. The diagonal pathways were strongly established and empathized by the buildings, which delimited a series of visual instances. STRUCTURE The structure was based on a rib system, formed by grids of square sections. These ribs accompanied the fold through all its perimeter. In some cases, as it happens in the industrial building, we decided to leave the structure exposed, while in the second building it was recovered by sheet. The rest of the structure is also metallic, and the mezzanines are resolved by using steel-deck. For the exterior, we chose a glazed skin, covered by a perforated sheet. Both buildings, especially the Graphic Arts Center, are composed of a series of slabs arranged around a central area. They connect by means of ramps and stairs with the objective of promoting fluidity to the space. As we go up, the access gets more exclusive and private, and this is were offices and studios are located.

COMPONENTS PERFORATED SHEET

SOLAR STUDY

SUMMER

RODS OF CONNECTION

AUTUMN

WINTER

SPRING

MATERIALITY The solar study determined the level of porosity of the folds. These perforations vary regarding the interior functions and orientations corresponding to the angle of the fold.

CURTAIN WALL

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

SOUTH ELEVATION

METALLIC STRUCTURE

GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER

NORTH ELEVATION

SLABS AND VERTICAL CIRCULATION NORTH-EAST ELEVATION

SOUTH- WEST ELEVATION

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GROUND FLOOR PLANS

GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER SECOND FLOOR

Cafeteria

FIRST FLOOR

Shops

Multimedia room GROUND FLOOR

Hall-reception

INDUSTRIAL BUILDING FIRST FLOOR Production line Hall-reception

GROUND FLOOR Cafeteria


SECTION A-A’ GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER

SECTION B-B’ INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

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08 ADDITIONAL WORK SAMPLE Urban Charger_ Maya GSAPP, 2014

Incapsulate_ Maya/After Effects GSAPP, 2013

Lungo Dora walk: Parasite_ Politecnico di Torino, 2009


Transformable chair_ GSAPP, 2014

Stitching Fenway Area _ Maya/After Effects GSD, 2012

Mixed-use Buenos Aires_ Follet Iglesias Molli, 2011 (intern architect)

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María Belén Ayarra- Architecture Portfolio  

Academic and Proffesional Architecture Portfolio