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Vertical Agriculture Research Center San Juan: Archipelago City, Liquid Territories and the Rite of Passage Environmental Friendly Expansion of Existing School

Fajardo, Vieques and Culebra Liquid Territories: A Scientific Approach to Architecture

Giovanni RamĂ­rez Morales, AIT


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Palmer and el Yunque National Rain Forest Palmer and el Yunque National Rain Forest

Vertical Agriculture Research Center, RĂ­o Grande PR Problem: Palmer community is the entrance to El Yunque National Rrainforest but lacks of urban coherence. Many of its buildings are in need of maintenance and Its detrimental urban conditions urge anintervention. Solution: It consist of a rearrangement of blocks and streets giving the order it lacks and creating a research center for vertical agriculture as the datum. The building serves as a park, library and plaza suggesting dynamic participation of the community to learn methods of food production without causing any damage to the delicate ecosystem a further up, the rainforest.

Giovanni RamĂ­rez Morales, AIT


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Palmer and el Yunque National Rain Forest

San Juan, Archipelago City, Liquid Territories and the Rite of Passage Problem: Polynuclear city, divided by concomitant centers which are mutually exclusive, creating interstitial “liquid territories” that lack organization creating a barrier or “rite of passage” to get from one “island” to another. Solution: Phase 1 of an ambicious proposal that consist of connecting two of the “islands” through a park-walkway and highline that gives green areas to the residents of the comercial areas and a pleasant rite of passage from Puerta the Tierra to Old San Juan

Giovanni Ramírez Morales, AIT


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Palmer and el Yunque National Rain Forest Palmer and el Yunque National Rain Forest

Environmental Friendly Expansion of Existing School Las Piedras,PR Problem: Existing building in extremely bad conditions failing to comply with ADA regulations or meet the fire department safety requirements Solution: Expantion to provide increase enrollment cappacity, rearrrangement of the scheme to create a coherent spatial sequence and equip new buldings with sustainable technology to reduce its footprint and long term energy costs.

Giovanni RamĂ­rez Morales, AIT


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Palmer and el Yunque National Rain Forest Palmer and el Yunque National Rain Forest

Fajardo, Vieques and Culebra Liquid Territories: A Scientific Approach to Architecture, Caribbean Sea, PR Problem: Current coral bleaching due to commercial activity between the islands and fishing activity. Extreme ecologic alterations to the environment and deterioration of the beuty and exhuberance of the niches. Inefficient transportation for the citizens and lack of recreational and research activity Solution: Creation of an architecturally design artificial reef to provide a framework for reasearch and regeneration of the endangered niche to repopulate the natural flora and fauna and generate a microeconomy of recreational activity to teach the importance of environmental preservation

Giovanni RamĂ­rez Morales, AIT


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