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Concepción del Rocío Aranda Iglesias Architect - Urban planner

PORTFOLIO 2018


RESUME. Hello! I am Concha, architect and urban planner. This is a selection of my most interesting design, planning and research projects. I understand the role of architects and urban planners as technical help to create community and enforce the relation between the civil society, the public sector and the private sector. In my work, I pay special attention to the context where the project take place and the characteristics of its identity. I deeply believe in the communication with different stakeholders to enhance the quality of a project. At the same time, I defend the proposal of sustainable urban environments. Sustainable as balanced between economical, social and environment sustainability. My passion is the complexity of the informal city and the necessity of urban planners in developing countries, that is why I dedicated some of my academic trainning to the African context. I enjoy working in teams, something that I have been doing since the beginning of my bachelor. I think it is only by discussing different perspectives how the best ideas come to the table and the project gain its richness.I am used to work under high pressure, identifying problems and developing rapid solutions to address them. I have design and technical abilities and effective communication skills. Besides keeping an energetic and optimistic mood, a hard-worker and a reliable person.

EDUCATION [2016-2018] Master Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences (2 year-program). Honours Programme Urbanism specialization. Bouwkunde Faculteit. TU Delft. [2011-2016] Bachelor in Science of Architecture (5 year-program). Technical School of Architecture. Technical University of Madrid. (ETSAM-UPM) [1996-2011] Madrid Government Excellency Scholarship in 2011. Royal School Santa Isabel-La Asunción of Madrid

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE [Oct 2017-March 2018] Junior architect and urban designer. J van’t Spijker office of Architecture, Urbanism and Research [April 2017-July 2017] Internship as architect and urban designer J van’t Spijker office of Architecture, Urbanism and Research [2015-2016] Internship in Urban Department at Technical School of Architecture. Technical University of Madrid. “Mapeo Co.Opera proyect”. [2015-2016] Member of HaB-Etsam research group (Official group of Technical University). Project development in basic habitability. International cooperation. [2014-2016] Architects without borders ONG.[http://asfes.org] One month workshop in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal. Construction and design of a women’s clinic. Sand-building techniques courses [2013] Reconstruction of a watermill in Nanteuil-en-Vallé, Poiteau-Charêntes, France. Course of traditional masonry techniques. [2012-2016] President of ACetsam since 2014. (International cooperation student association.)


CONTACT Birth Date. 6 de agosto de 1993. Cรกdiz, Spain. Adress. Piet Heinstraat 1A, Delft. 2628RH. The Netherlands Phone Number. +31642008457 Email. concha_cai@hotmail.com Linkedin: Concha Aanda Iglesias Online portfolio: https://proyectconcha.wordpress.com

LANGUAGES Spanish. Mother tongue. English. Advanced - C1. CAE Certificate 2016 French. Intermediate Chinese. Beginner - A1. HSK1 2015. Dutch. A1

COMPUTER SKILLS VECTOR PROGRAMMES Autocad Rhinoceros Sketchup ADOBE PROGRAMMES Photoshop Indesign Illustrator Premier Pro VIDEO EDIT PROGRAMMES (VideoScribe, Final Cut Pro) WINDOWS OFFICE PROGRAMMES (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). *Advanced control of both Windows and Mackintosh operative systems.

[TEAMWORKING] Deeply interested in learning new skills everyday. Receptive, team oriented with experience in multicultural enviroments. Throughtough my studies I have been involved in teamworks in several capacities.

[HOBBIES] Great enthusiasm in photography and graphic arts. Mountaineer


MASTER PROJECTS Msc Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences. Urbanism track. TU Delft. Delft, The Netherlands.

BACHELOR PROJECTS Bachelor in Architecture, ETSAM. Madrid, Spain.


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A Corridor towards Sustainable Urban Development. Maputo, Mozambique. - expected July 2018

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Faster, Higher, Stronger. Group project

GRADUATION BACHELOR THESIS

[IN]formally. Hierarchy of the informal city state through indicators.

BASIC HABITABILITY

Improvement of a settlement in Medio Piura, Peru.

REFUGEES. NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE LAVAPIร‰S. Welcome home. Nangi nos.

LANDSCAPE URBANISM

Intervention in a valley in Aranjuez, Madrid.


1| GRADUATION MASTER THESIS. (IN PROCESS)

A Corridor towards sustainable urban development. Mobility based sustainable urban development and adaptive governance. Maputo, Mozambique. Gradution Master Thesis located in Maputo, Mozambique. The aim of the project is to harness the potential of the Maputo Development Corridor, major infrastructure in the Metropolitan Area of Maputo, to lead the population growth of 54% expected for 2040 of the main urban extensions of Mozambique: the cities of Maputo and Matola. The project proposes a vision and strategy for a sustainable development of Maputo Metropolitan Area in 2040 introducing the concept of Adaptive Governance. The research and proposal rely on collaboration with the university Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo and a fieldtrip to the location funded by TU Delft, TU Delft Global and Universiteitfunds where the ideas were confronted with several stakeholders.

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Mozambique

Maputo Province

Maputo Metropolitan Area (MMA)


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Stakeholders feedback on locationstakeholders NATURAL LANDSCAPE

LUIS LAGE [architect, former director UEM]

DEVELOPMENT POLICIES strategy is not building new infrastructures but create a hierarchy on current NECCESSITY TO GO THROUGH THE PLANS there are some strategies planned that never happen

SUSANA JEQUE [architect, professor at ISCTM]

NACHO MARTÍNEZ INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS [UN Habitat Mozambique] + JOAQUIN ROMERO [Transport expert. UNHAB consultant] MARÍA SALAZAR

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[architect. Former World Bank in Mozambique]

AIRPORT? MDC COMPETITIVE touristic potential MOBILITY IS in Moamba to create agricultural poten- A PROBLEM a city in between. moving univ and tial turning into integrated technological park industry in Catemmobility railway reinforced be MMA? CONNECTING INSTITUTIONS urban development and infrastructure planning need to be related

INFORMAL economy activities are new centralities

NEGATIVE INFLUENCE of international institutions. unbalanced the economy of the country

CATEMBE UNDER RADAR the bridge will bring changes and the development is happening

STRUCTURAL TRANSPORT stops-hubs growth Circular

MAPUTO - TOURISTIC MATOLA-INDUSTRIAL different guides and directions

INFORMAL ECONOMY reallocation related with transport and urbanisation

ONLY SUPPORT institutions supporting but change need to be population based

ACTORS INVOLVED URBAN DEVELOPMENT parallel governance central power and democratic elections from population. power fights

INHABITANTS CORRUPTION lack of proper education and health systems

LUCÍA & FRANCISCO [20-30 years old]

CATEMBE YES movement of ministeries 5 min by car

CATEMBE YES if there is decentralization from Maputo city center

N4 TOLL ROAD the road construction costs are covered. 2000cars/day 32MTZ payment.

HOPELESS VISION “the only possible future is one worst than the present”

LOW SALARY need for more than one job. cleaning houses: salary 5000-7000 MTZ month

ALMINA [20-30 years old]

PERIOD OF UNSAFETY next political elections October 2018

PAULINO [40-50 years old] ARCHITECTS MARIO DO ROSARIO [architect in Maputo and coordinator of master course in ISCTM]

CATEMBE will rely on Maputo mirroring functions River shores - both Moving ministeries Technological parks

CATEMBE? city expansion for offices but residencial only coast. mostly private investments

MATOLA IS CHEAPER most people can not afford to live in Maputo

INFORMAL TRANSPORT chiapas 80-90%

FUTURE-SEWAGE FUTUREcurrently only in GARBAGE center. rest septic common graves landfill MMA AMOR assoc.

DENSIFICATION in Maputo; expansion in Matola: is only urban inside the circular road

DENSIFICATION informal settlements increasing dwelling 1 height

The international institutions ARE LEAVING FUTURE-WATER current reservation 20%. MZ end point water in Africa. Shortages World bank involved

POPULATION NATURAL GROWTH there is not human or ecological capacity of DENSIFICATION planning the growth < 4 floors. maintenance better life conditions

INFORMAL AXIS spontaneous policentrism people staying in informal centers instead going city

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[architect. Former coordinator of Spanish cooperation in Mozambique]

CHALLENGE INFORMAL find the formality within the informal city

2|territorial space and availability

DUALISM GOVERNANCE parallel central and democratic powers. Internal fights

DOMINGOS MACUCULE [architect, professor UEM. Director CEDH]

PRODUCTION-CONSUMPTION

CHALLENGES 1|administrative and human capacity MZ

STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT THE BASIC PROBLEMS water, sewage, safety and mobility current problems need to be solved.

JOAO TIQUE [architect, director UEM]

INFRASTRUCTURES

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UNSAFE SALARY live day by day.

N4 1800 trucks/day to SA. Catembe bridge will follow N4 and connect MZ & SA

Future growth next East expansion hard. No to WATER resources: water, volcano rock. North. Moamba: rich AGRICULTURE

NO AIRPORT waste of resources. No neccessary.

Development that first allow to ENRICH the country and then use that money to invest in infrastructues

TRAINNING working culture. 1-economic growth 2-urban development

COMPANIES CASA MINHA ALFONSO CABRILLO [founder and director. civil engineer]

MUNICIPAL APPROVAL there is interest from the Municipality

DENSIFICATION SYSTEM improvement informal settlements from inside.


Vision. Maputo Metropolitan Area 2040 â&#x20AC;&#x153;An inclusive and sustainable urban developmentâ&#x20AC;?

# 1 - The not slum

# 2 - Fostering the opportunities of MMA

# 3 - Sustainable development

Values: inclusive growth; prosperity; sustainability; human rights; identity.

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2| HONORS PROGRAM.

STUDYING PUBLIC SPACE AND PUBLIC LIFE IN THE CASE OF MAPUTO. Showcasing the disconnection between cultural identity and colonially designed public spaces. The honors program is an initiative of TU Delft to allow its best students to develop a deep research in parallel to the usual master studies. This research reflects on the characteristics of the public space in the African context. Within the research group of Public Space in Africa, 4 master students studied in different cities in Africa (Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and Maputo) and compare their findings about the public space. The main common conclusion is “There is not a generic public space in Africa, it is contextualized” This project is the case study of Maputo, where 3 different kinds of parks have been analyzed and represented to propose a list of characteristics to define how the public space is being used in this city.

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- attacts to the periphery > peri-urban population move to free inward safe urban areas - cutting off energy and rail-road transport -undermine city economy -people flocking to city for refuge. REFUGEE CRISIS

Nationalisation programme pursued by Freelimo. [socialist government] Nationalisation of banks, key industries, land, abandoned and rented properties and other facilities like education or health. Intervention in the management of many abandoned enterprises.

Political status African Legal status Requirements to fulfil citizenship

PDULM-Plano director de Urbanizaçao de Lourenço Marques. Eng. M. Azevedo

RAPID URBANIZATION DEVELOPMENT

CIVIL WAR Between Freelimo & Renamo Parties

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2000 1999

Maputo city council. “Basic Urbanization Programme” belt of planned residential land around the city in an attempt to pre-empt spontaneous occupation. (Lack of national policies and strategic planning)

Native Law “Estatuto dos Indigenas”

PEUMM . Urban structure Plan for the Municipal Administration of Maputo.

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Preeconomic rehab programme. Capitalist economic reforms under International Monetary Fund and World Bank. MATOLA SEPARATED Critical period for the urban area due to negative structural adjustments during civil war. Lourenço Marques + Matola + Machava. renamed Maputo (enlarged administrative border)

Extension project for Lourenço Marques city on “Plano Araujo” Major Antonio José de Araujo

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Eneas Comiche. Positive influence

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Problematic floods

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Close the trading company Lourenço Marques and Inhambe (responsible of slavery trade)

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Wars with Nguni people

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The explorer Lourenço Marques find the potential for trade with Southern river stuaries

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INDEPENDANCE FROM PORTUGAL

Lourenço Marques renamed Maputo by the Freelimo party. Period of turbulence with exodus of Portuguese population and inward Guarantee labour recruitments rights City division bairros-quateiroes migration from the surroundings for South Africa in exchange of Municipal assemblies to keep New masterplan proportion rail and port exports from guidelines of Freelimo 3rd - zooning control Mozambique (40%) congress. - densities South Africa reneged on labour - open spaces and transport related agreements - setbacks + proviLimited industrial sector processsions for low ing raw materials for local Maputo province income areas consumption - occupation in the

Starting the construction work for lowering the topography in The Baixa of Maxaquene and minoring the barriers along the slope of the city to integrate the Baixa with the higher plain

Schematic plan, Antonio Gonçalves

Expansion to satellite urban areas like Matola. Close to the induatrial area of Machava.

Portuguese dictatorial system “Estado Repeal of Native Law. African = Novo”. Central control with dualism in rights than Portuguese. the structure of the city: non Africans Independance war in Angola. in the inner city and Africans in the Reference for Mozambican belt. idependance war.

1959

Settlement elevated to Town status by Lisbon

Start of economic colonial exploitation of the region with the trading company of Lourenço Marques and Inhambe

The Dutch build a front in Delagoa Bay (Maputo Bay) abandoned in 1730

Railway construction to the Transvaal

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PEAMM - Plano de estructura de Area Metropolitana de Maputo


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Lunch break | Informal sellers | Spheres of appropiation | Spontaneous city | African cultural identity

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High class | Western design public space | Familiar neighbourhood | Colonialism | International organizations

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Craft market | Fixed programme | Touristic Maputo | Loss of publicness | Diversity: sellers - costumers

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Conclusions Strong cultural identity – To write over written text Predominance of informal economies – Negotiation relations Safety issues – Management and privatization ‘loss of publicness’


3| CIRCULAR ECONOMY.

FASTER, HIGHER, STRONGER The use of a mega-event as an urban tool to implementthe principles of circular economy in the development of AMA. The third quarter of the Master Urbanism at the TU Delft was about Spatial strategies for a Global Metropolis. The Metropolis is the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) located in the Netherlands. Cities and populations are growing and the AMA is one of them, at the same time sources are getting scarce. The goal of the government of the Netherlands is to change from a linear economy to a more circular management of limited resources to be less polluting and dependent on exporting countries. This project will answer the question: how to achieve a sustainable management of limited resources in the development of AMA? and propose a vision and strategy to increase the housing stock of the region working with a sustainable framework. Using a mega event as catalyser to propose initiatives and sustainable principles in the built environment will

be a game changer for the region, because of the many investors, stakeholders, businesses, popularity and publicity adjunct to the event. The main change will be in the construction cycle, which is on the user and technological side of the Braungart & McDonough diagram. The development is proposed to be designed with the method of modular construction: new materials, flexible building with elements, waste separation and reuse, which is very flexible. This cycle comes back into three other flows of the region: water, waste and energy. While decreasing the use of materials in the construction cycle, these flows will also decrease in demand. This will lead to a better management of (limited) resources in the AMA.

Circular economy in AMA Scheme of the relations between cycles. Water, energy, waste, construction and food. Own illustration based on GIS data.

Future vision of AMA after the megaevent


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4| GRADUATION BACHELOR THESIS.

[IN]Formally. Hierarchy of the informal city state through indicators. This project looked for a definition of informal city based on literature review. The first part of the thesis propose ten factors to frame what Informal city means. In collaboration with the PhD of Luis Perea Moreno, CEU University teacher: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Towards a quantitative analysis of the informal cityâ&#x20AC;?, this research proposed a simplified matrix of indicators to measure the informality in a city; based on the theory proposed by Luis Perea. This matrix is applied to three main cities: Rio de Janeiro, New Delhi and Makeni. At the same time, the project simplifies and summarizes different technical profiles to grade the indicators. It is an effort to improve the understanding of technical knowledge to make it accessible for everybody.

Base matrix of indicators-


Informal city characteristics1| Ilegal. Irregularity in parcelation and land tenure. 2| Espontaneous. 3| No investment of public sector 4| Habitability precarious conditions 5| Autoproduced. No work division. 6| Outside the formal state market 7| Answer to the direct neccessities of citizens

8| Subdeveloped on time 9| Mixed of public and private terms. Land uses non planned. No land reservation. 10| Development phasing (inverse direction than formal city): Occupation > Construction>Infrastructures>Planning>Regularization>Legalization.

Simplified matrix applied to citiesMakeni, Sierra Leone

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Example of indicators technical sheet-

New Delhi, India


5| BASIC HABITABILITY.

Improvement of a settlement in Medio Piura, Peru. Medio Piura is a group of 12 informal settlements in the Northern area of the city of Piura, Peru. In a collaboration with the University of Piura, we have studied this area and extracted information from Google Earth to create all the maps. This has been an important step forward for the University of Piura because nowadays they can count on dwg files to develop their next projects in the area. We focused on the main aspects to analyse with the aim of being able to choose one settlement to present a detailed improvement strategy for its future development.

Location -

Analysis Roads and river

Land ownership

Land uses


Strategy -

After a process of selection, the intervention will be located in four settlements, the weakest according to the criteria established but presenting opportunities for improvement. The strategy is based on the following actions: - The collection of waste in two different scales. - Bamboo planting as a barrier next to the river and as a productive activity. -New equipments like a school and a market, new landmarks of these settlements. -New area between settlements like crops production zone, connected to the river to use the water source. -Expansion area in each settlement as far from the river as possible New location

Equipment analysis


6| REFUGEES. NEIGHBOURHOOD SCALE

LAVAPIÉS. Welcome Home. Nangi nos.

This project is a statement in favour of welcoming refugees in the big cities of UE as Madrid.Located in one of the most controversial neighbourhoods of the city, Lavapiés, it proposes a strategy of diversification of cultures and opening of the society to make space for those who need a place to be. The project reflects the journey of a refugee since leaving the origin country and propose a strategy of using the inner spaces in the traditional “Corralas” in Madrid to allocate the new inhabitants of the city. Therefore, it creates a second route in the neighbourhood in parallel of the infrastructures by connecting the courtyards.

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7| LANDSCAPE URBANISM

Intervention in a valley in Aranjuez, Madrid. Spain In the subject of city and environment, we worked in a bigger scale, where it was asked to identify the main sources of the environment and locate three different areas: a leisure area, a dump and an industrial area. After a first detailed analysis, we create a method to intervene the space and try to find, in the most objective way possible, the best place for each one of the proposed uses. After that, we focused on another scale, using an area of 100x100 meters, where we had to find the main problems to solve besides doing another analysis depending on the characteristics of the zone. To do this proccess, we used GIS programmes and worked with official data websites.

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Analysis of natural characteristics -

Diagnosis and method selection of spaces It is proposed to locate three artificial uses in the zone: leisure area, dump area and industrial area. To find the best space for each one, we create basic indicators to centralize the spaces that can not be included into the new use proposed. With this proccess, we eliminate certain areas which can not be included in the use. Main indicators for each map: LEISURE AREAS (orange): Restrictive areas: protected areas, habitats, natual spaces, areas with high vegetation Main characteristics: solar proyection, and high pendant areas, good accessibility. Maxim distance to the urban nodes: 5 km. DUMP AREAS (soft orange): Restrictive areas: protected natual spaces, flood areas and high pendant areas. Minimum distance from the urban nodes: 2,5 km. INDUSTRIAL AREAS (purple): Restrictive areas: habitats map, protected spaces map, natural spaces, high pendants map, flood zones, pendent map and geotechnic map Minimum distance from urban nodes: 2,5 km

Cv+portfolio 2018  

Hello! I am Concha, architect and urban planner. This is a selection of my most interesting design, planning and research projects. I unders...

Cv+portfolio 2018  

Hello! I am Concha, architect and urban planner. This is a selection of my most interesting design, planning and research projects. I unders...

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