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LONDON Waters of change
BRAZIL Living on the edge
Community Learning C.
ELZA GOMES GALLO 26 years old | EU citizen – No work permit required
7 Lotus Mews N19 4BJ 077 43469711 firstname.lastname@example.org
• TERRAMARE – Sao Paulo, Brazil (Oct 2013 – Jul 2015) Architectural firm specializing in consulting, design and construction of Public Aquariums; Role: Architect - I was the assistant designer of the ‘Oceanarium Brazil’. My main duties were using Autocad and Sketchup to design the technical areas and exhibition layout. (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_QdZevU8S0). - I was responsible for designing a new concept, the ‘Itinerant Aquarium’. This was a very interesting and challenging project to work with since all parts of the Aquarium had to be mobile. Attention to detail and the choice of materials were essential in developing a project that could be easily carried and assembled.
EDUCATION University College London, UK (Sep 2015 – Sep 2016) MSc Sustainable Urbanism Modules Included: - Sustainable property: Valuation, Investment, Development; - Urban Design: Place making; - Critical Debates in Sustainable Urbanism; - Sustainable Urban Design; - Sustainable Urban Development; - Urban Problems and Problematics; - Case Studies in preparing regeneration projects;
Major research project topic: Living on the edge - Finding synergy between adaptation strategies and spatial quality in coastal cities: Investigating how adaptation strategies can increase coastal resilience against climate change hazards whilst simultaneously adding value to the public realm – A coastal adaptation design guidance http://issuu.com/elzagomesgallo/docs/final_project_para_ issuu?workerAddress=ec2-54-173-76-123.compute-1.amazonaws.com Pontificia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil (Jan 2008 – 2014) - BA (Hons) Architecture, Urbanism and Landscaping - Ranked 1st in class
1st Class Hons
Università Politecnico di Milano, Italy (Sep 2011 – Jul 2012) - Exchange program in Architecture, Urban Planning and Urban Design
• INTERFACE – Campinas, Brazil (May 2013 – Aug 2013) Architectural firm specializing in interior design, residential projects and urban design; Role: Urban designer/architectural intern - The focus of my work was on urban design and planning for new residential neighbourhoods. This was a very comprehensive work where I worked on the layout of new roads and urban lots, design of public spaces, such as parks, and urban landscaping. - I also worked as the assistant designer in residential projects. I was responsible for interior design, landscaping and 3D modelling of the projects. • FABIO ANDRADE – Campinas, Brazil (Feb 2011 – Jul 2011) Architectural firm specializing in residential and retail projects; Role: Urban designer/architectural intern - Assistant designer in residential and commercial projects; Landscape and urban designer; Responsible for the graphic art - including plans and sections - and 3D modelling,
AWARDS/HONOURS Santander Universities Scholarship Awards BA Class Valedictorian Awarded 1st place in the Università Politecnico di Milano exchange program
TECHNICAL SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS - AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Artlantis rendering and studio, Hand Drafting, Model-Building, Freehand Sketching, Architectural Photography; - Languages: Portuguese (native), English (bilingual proficiency), Italian (Minimum professional proficiency) and French (Elementary proficiency);
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • TETO – Sao Paulo, Brazil (Feb 2015 – Jul 2015) Organisation that brings professional design services to communities in need; Role: Urban infrastructure designer – Volunteer - I carried out field research to survey and identify potential ‘in need’ communities. - My duties included evaluating new project possibilities based on the communities needs, such as playgrounds and communities’ centres, and their subsequent design. Since this is a nonprofit organization I had to pursue design solutions within a very tight budget, which was essential in developing my creativity skills.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS - Just Space – Seven Sisters Development Trust – Volunteer work (Dec 2015 – Feb 2016) Worked in the design and layout of the final action plan for a project focused on delivering a community Plan for Wards Corner (Borough of Haringey). - I have practiced ballet and jazz for many years and actively participated in dance competitions for a long time. I practice watercolour and soft pastels painting and I am very interested in developing my skills as a photographer.
WATERS OF CHANGE
Stockholm Royal Seaport (UCL, 2016) Collaborators: Vieira, G. and Chalisa, N.
The Royal Seaport, a former brownfield area, is being developed as a world-class environmental urban district in the city of Stockholm. The vision is that of a smart and sustainable neighborhood, with a high technological environmental profile to meet future ecological, social and economic challenges. The Strategic Sustainable Urban Plan for Stockholm Royal Seaport encompasses problems of the broader Stockholm context, such as the current housing crisis and climate change related issues. Keeping the aim of designing SRS as a showcase for other sustainable developments globally, the proposal focuses on the waterfront regeneration, capitalizing on land appreciation and, simultaneously, creating an unique identity for this new neighborhood by reconnecting people with water.
AERIAL VIEW OF PROPOSAL
The plan proposes the creation of two new sustainable centres where sustainable technologies will be showcased and where locals can be advised regarding environmental issues. they are also community centres, providing conference rooms, multipurpose halls and sports courts, therefore promoting an ongoing engagement with locals and visitors
SECTION THROUGH FLOATING PARK
SECTION THROUGH PROPOSED WATERFRONT PARK LOOKING TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CENTRE
Strengthening ecological links
Relocating one cruise docking port
Activate the waterâ€™s edge
Maximize sun availability
Living streets (UCL, 2015) Collaborators: Vieira, G.; Chalisa, N. and Mahgoub, A. Hammersmith developed well as a commuter-friendly area. Despite this, it has not been able to attract people for any other activities. To change this scenario the proposal incorporates leisure and cultural activities for the community and public, rejuvenating the historically significant structures, creating spatially and aesthetically exhilarating experiences and making Hammersmith a vibrant hub of public involvement and chance encounters. The urban design proposes a radical intervention for the town centre and the surrounding areas by bringing the focus to the historically significant structures, re-integrating green areas and public spaces. This is achieved with the completely removal of the Hammersmith flyover and the demolition of Broadway Shopping Centre. MASTERPLAN
Built Public green spaces
Grade II* Grade II
FIGURE GROUND + GREEN SPACES
FIGURE GROUND + ROAD NETWORK
EVOLUTION OF TYPOLOGY
SECTION THROUGH A4 ROAD AND BOULEVARD
KEY Residential Hotel Services Office Mixed-use: Residential and Services Mixed-use: Office and Services Civic Buildings Institutional Entertainment and Leisure
0 - 10 m 10 - 20 m 20 - 30 m 30 - 40 m 40 - 50 m
Public Green Spaces Private Green Spaces m
Under Construction Vacancies
SECTION THROUGH KING STREET AND LYRIC SQUARE
LOUGHBOROUGH JUNCTION High street under arches (UCL, 2016) Collaborators: Vieira, G.; Bent, E.; Battersby, L.; Achkarian, C.;
Loughborough Junction is centered around the Loughborough Junction railway station. Railway infrastructure dominates the landscape, which consists of nine rail bridges and up to one hundred railway arches. As a result, the central neighbourhood is relatively enclosed.
In order to improve the livelihood of local residents and to stimulate the local economy, a regeneration plan was developed with three main interventions proposed: An Estate Regeneration, an Arch Regeneration and a Bridges and High Street Strategy. The proposal seeks to make innovative use of undervalued and underutilised railway infrastructure features which currently dominate the landscape, and instead turn them into strong defining characteristics of the neighbourhood. The railway infrastructure will go from blight to focal point. The bridges and arches, which once made sections of the neighbourhood places to avoid, will help make the community a destination and will become spaces within both residential and commercial areas which residents and visitors can enjoy.
ACCESS AND CONNECTIVITY
THE RENOVATION AND OPENING UP OF THE RAIL ARCHES STIMULATES LOCAL ECONOMY BY CREATING NEW, INNOVATIVE RETAIL AND COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
THE BRIDGE BEAUTIFICATION PROPOSAL OFFERS LOCAL ARTISTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFORM THE 6 BRIDGES THAT DEFINE THE LOUGHBOROUGH STREETSCAPE INTO WORKS OF ART
LIVING ON THE EDGE
Finding synergy between climate adaptation strategies and spatial quality in public spaces (UCL, FINAL PROJECT) Regardless of todayâ€™s mitigation measures past emissions commit us to predicted sea level rises of between 28 and 98 cm until 2100. This means that, by the end of this century, densely populated coastal areas could be under water unless they adapt. The project develops an integrated approach towards coastal adaptation by exploring how can we increase coastal resilience through strategies that can also be used as place-making tools, therefore solving the existent conflict between protection and urbanization. Research on coastal adaptation and waterfront design resulted in the development of a framework: Design principles for coastal adaptation, which was spatially explored in the city of Santos, Brazil. The developed proposal is a direct reflection of a context-based application of the framework, resulting in a tailored approach to coastal adaptation design. The adaptation strategies were implemented in a way to highlight the existing qualities of the area, improve water accessibility, and create new social and educational activities nodes along the waterfront. The projectâ€™s sustainability is guaranteed by the use of climate adaptation strategies that also help to restore the indigenous ecosystems, enhancing local biodiversity and promoting community stewardship and environmental preservation. SECTION THROUGH WATERFRONT GARDEN AND STEPPED SEAWALL
SECTION THROUGH FISHING MUSEUM AND NEW LANDMARK PIER
THE REMOVAL OF ONE AVENUE LANE ENABLES THE DESIGN OF A LARGER PROMENADE. FLOODWALLS ARE STRATEGICALLY PLACED AND SHAPED AS BENCHES OR FLOWERBEDS, CREATING SPACES FOR SEATING AND RELAXING AND PROVIDING SHADE TO THE USERS OF THE CYCLE PATH.
WITH THE NEW STEPPED SEAWALL BEACH ACCESSIBILITY IS FULLY RESTORED, AND EVEN IN TIMES OF HIGH TIDE THE WATER CAN STILL BE REACHED.
SECTION THROUGH STEPPED SEA WALL AND PUBLIC AQUARIUM
COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRE
Education as the activator of community life (PUCC, FINAL PROJECT)
The Community Learning Center was designed to act as integrator of the local community. Here, architecture is used as a tool to activate social life and to create a new identity for the neighbourhood. This identity is defined by the design of the building, a landmark in the residential urban landscape, whose relationship with the environment provokes at the same time estrangement and attraction. The building’s design reflects the internal educational program of the school, with two contrasting architectural styles. The most rational, orthogonal side of the building hosts the ‘typical’ classrooms (Elementary School and High School), whereas sports and social activities take place at more flexible areas, defined by a more playful and loose architecture.
SECTION THROUGH AUDITORIUM
SECTION THROUGH CLASSROOMS AND MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS
SECTION THROUGH SPORTS COURT AND AUDITORIUM
THE MULTIPURPOSE CLASSROOMS ARE LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR,WITH LARGE OPENINGS THAT PROVIDES A VERY COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF THE NEIGHBORING HERITAGE.
GROUND FLOOR PLAN
THE MATERIALS USED FOR THE BUILDING FACADE â€“ HOLLOW CONCRETE BLOCKS AND BRISE SOLEIL OF PERFORATED METAL SHEET - WERE SELECTED BASED ON ITS THERMAL PERFORMANCE AND SPATIAL COMFORT
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
Reconnecting neighbours through art (Politecnico di Milano, 2012) Collaborator: Corrêa, L. The urban analysis revealed a strong relation between the artistic, cultural and educational large-scale activities that happen in the University of Politecnico di Milano and Triennale – the design and art museum. The project site is situated in a strategic point near the train station, and therefore it has a large flux of people - consisting mainly of students – passing by through the daytime. This flux has encouraged the creation of small commercial establishments to cater for the students needs during the day – such as restaurants and printing services - but these enterprises are not well diversified. Furthermore, they do not significantly contribute to enhance the spatial qualities of the neighbourhood. The plan’s main goal is to recreate the traditional form of living in the neighbourhood by enhancing the relationship between neighbours whilst simultaneously consolidating the existing identity of Bovisa as a centre for art and design. The proposal is to create a space that integrates the residents and the general people who live or pass through Bovisa by allowing cultural activities to take place along the residential units. The solution is a Co-Housing aimed at artists, with an exhibition gallery for the works that are produced by the residents.