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PORTFOLIO SILVIA VERCHER


TITAN

HERSCHEL GAP

ROCHE DIVISION

ENCELADUS

TELESTO

CALYPSO


MIMAS

ATLAS

CASSINI DIVISION

DIONES RHEA

PANDORA PHOEBE JANUS

PALLENE YMIR ALBIORIX


ARCHITECT & URBAN DESIGNER silvia vercher

NYC / 2017


I am an architect who specializes in urban design of international global talent, vast sensibility and insightfulness to understand and learn from each context, through my unique artistic vision, strong interpersonal skills, with a prime focus to address societies´ present and future challenges such as climate change, public social space, and housing equality, with a specific design approach for innovative paradigms of historical significance, and rediscovering its unique beauty. Through my industrious and expansive professional and academic career along America, Europe and Asia, I enjoy working on international complex projects which are diverse and varied in scale and challenge my skills while simultaneously collaborating with professionals from different disciplines, and interacting with clients as well as the related communities to embrace best practices for healthy cities. I am continually exploring Architecture as a space of public appearance and other fields such as politics, sociology, cinema, music, and photography, where I draw great inspiration from testing and experimenting my ideas as a designer in this century.

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“Civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates�. Michel, Foucault. Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias.


INDEX

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RESUME

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PROJECTS’ MAP

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PROJECTS ISRAEL BE’ER SHEVA QUARRY PARK

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CHINA BEIJING HORTICULTURAL EXPO 2019

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INDIA CULTURA WATERSCAPE

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USA HUDSON RIVER REBUILD BY DESIGN LUCAS MUSEUM OF NARRATIVE ARTS FORT WADSWORTH RED HOEK POINT NY RISING CANARSIE

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CONTENT

GEORGIA RIKE PARK MILLENIUM PARK GEORGIAN PARLIAMENT ZUGDIDI PARK TBILISI SEA BATUMI OPERA HOUSE

94 100 104 110 114 118

MEXICO PLAZA CARSO

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SPAIN EL PARDO NURSERY SCHOOL CEREBRAL PALSY CENTER

136 141

EGYPT TERRITORIAL SHIFTS

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SILVIA VERCHER silviavercher@gmail.com silviavercher.com (+1) 347 892 0759 / NYC

EDUCATION MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN, Columbia University, New York, US 2013-14 Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial PRIZE 2014 for the best final semester design project William Kinne Fellows Travelling PRIZE 2014 for personal research project MASTER OF URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING, University of South Australia, AUSTRALIA 2008 EASA GRANT for one international year specialization program BACHELOR IN ARCHITECTURE & URBANIM, ETSAV, Universidad Politécnica, Valencia, SPAIN 1999 -2007 ERASMUS GRANT in Arkitektskolen Aarus, DENMARK 2005-06


RESUME

WORK EXPERIENCE URBAN DESIGNER at SCAPE

NEW YORK CITY

Jun, 2014 - Currently Design sustainable and resilient Urban Planning and Urban Design projects with strong interdisciplinary perspective thinking to civic projects of all scales in all their phases with great number of awards. Be’er Semone Quarry Park (ISRAEL), Urban design project - in process. Rager Boulevard (ISRAEL), Transportation project - in process Hudson River (HOBOKEN), Feasaibity study - completed Beijing international Horticultural Expo 2019 (CHINA), Masterplan - completed

Brooklyn Strand (NYC), Masterplan - completed

DESIGNER at FR-EE

MEXICO

Jan, 2013 - June, 2013 Design and collaborate with international professionals to explore competitions and also complete private projects. Plaza Carso (MEXIC), Private develeopment - completed Comercial center inside Candela´s structures (MEXIC), Competition Veracruz Amusement Park (MEXIC), Competition

PROJECT MANAGER at CMD Ingeniers

SPAIN / GEORGIA

April2009 – January2012 Manage multidisciplinary teams to complete public and private projects and ensure onshedule completetion within budget and considerations, during all phases of construction projects, and conduct meetings with governments and professional staff using tact and diplomacy. New Parliament of Georgia (GEORGIA), Institutional project - completed Millenium Park (GEORGIA), Institutional project - completed Presidential Tbilisi Rike Park (GEORGIA), Competition - completed Batumi Opera House (GEORGIA), Private development - design completed

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COMPUTER SKILLS ARCHITECTURE Autocad • Revit • Rhino • Sketchup • GIS GRAPHIC DESIGN Maya • Photoshop • Indesign • Illustrator VIDEO EDITION After Effects • Premier • Final Cut OFFICE Word • Excel • Powerpoint • Onenote • Access INTERNET Blogspot • Twiter • DW • SEO • FACEBOOK

LANGUAGES SPANISH CATALAN ENGLISH PORTUGUESE ITALIAN

Native spoken Native spoken Professional working proficiency Elementary proficiency Elementary proficiency

COMPLEMENTARY SKILLS BACHELOR of MUSIC in PIANO Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Valencia, SPAIN 1992-2002 BACHELOR of FINE ARTS in PHOTOGRAPHY, Escuela de Artes y Oficios de Valencia, SPAIN 2004


RESUME

SELECTED AWARDS HABITAT III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, by General Assembly of the United Nations: “Pedagogy & Practice” and “Water infrastructure” side events

2017

NYC PUBLIC DESIGN COMMISSION, Award for Excellence in Design, SCAPE

2016

NY AIA HONOR AWARD - Urban Design Category: “Beijing Expo Masterplan”, SCAPE

2016

LUCILLE SMYSER LOWENFISH MEMORIAL PRIZE: “Densification in Delhi”

2014

WILLIAM KINNE FELLOWS TRAVELLING PRIZE: “Cuban Soundscapes”

2014

International Architecture Award from the EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE ART DESIGN & URBAN STUDIES AND THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM: “Batumi Seafront Boulevard”, CMD Ingenieros

2012

ROSA BARBA EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE PRIZE: “Tbilisi Rike Park”, CMD Ingenieros

2012

VALENCIA CENTRAL PARK COMPETITION participation: “Station Park”, Kazuyo Sejima & Cmd Ingenieros

2012

Australian Student Prize for the ADVANCEMENT OF ARCHITECTURE Honorable mention: “Abandon Mines”

2008

Australian SCIWORLD COMPETITION finalist: “Sydney Research Center “

2008

VII NATIONAL AWARD FOR YOUNG ARCHITECTS Honorable mention: “School in Madrid”

2007

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PUBLICATIONS

ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL PROJECTS


RESUME

Research project: “CUBAN SOUNDSCAPES”, Habana, Cuba

in process

Research project: “CULTURAL WATERSCAPES”

in process

“VOICES AND VISIONS OF ST. LOUIS”, Harvard University

2016

Publication and exhibition: “DENSIFICATION IN DELHI, INDIA”, Delhi, INDIA

2014

The Sketchbook Project: “WRITING ON THE WALL”, Art House Co-op, New York, US

2012

“CONCURSO NACIONAL DE IDEAS PARA JÓVENES ARQUITECTOS”, Madrid City Hall, SPAIN

2007

“ISLANDSK BYGNINGSKUNST”, Aarhus Arkitektskolen and Reykjavik arkitect F.I.A., ICELAND

2006

“SOCIAL BUILDING PROJECTS”, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, SPAIN

2003

ASSISTANSHIP GRANT, Richard Plunz Graduated School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, NYC

2014

ARCHITECTURE WORK GRANT Aarhus Arkitektskolen, ICELAND

2007

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP, Michael Sorkin Aarhus Arkitektskolen, DENMARK

2006

SOCIAL AND URBAN PLANNING ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP, Aarhus Arkitektskolen, GREECE

2006

IAESTE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WORK GRANT, Universidad Politénica de Valencia, BRAZIL

2005

SCHOLARSHIP DELVING VALLDIGNA, European Union Culture program Universidad Politénica de Valencia, SPAIN

2002

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SILVIA VERCHER

PROJECTS

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BY LOCATION ISRAEL

CHINA

INDIA

USA

2014-17

2014

2014

2013-2017


JOURNEY

GEORGIA

MEXICO

SPAIN

EGYPT

2009-12

2013

2007

2014

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SCAPE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE [NYC]

URBAN DESIGNER


ISRAEL BE’ER SHEVA QUARRY PARK Abandon quarry international competition BE’ER SHEVA / 2014


ISRAEL

Currently a void in the urban fabric, the Be’er Shemone Park uses topography, vegetation, and shade to connect historically divided neighborhoods and the broader region. Our intervention reaches past the quarry boundary, producing an urban identity for the city that honors its history of culture and education. At the North End of the site, the cultural center, designed by Topotek Architects, reveals a new gateway to the city, showcasing landscape and geology. Central to the design is a connective civic promenade that transverses the park space, offering views of both the newly constructed landscape and micro-excavation sites. The deep cuts and elevated promenade intentionally intensify shadows, and expands the use of the park throughout the daytime. Water collects at the bottom of the deepest cuts, encouraging the growth of vegetation and creating a transcendental escape from the desert environment. Be’er Shemone provides an experience that is constantly evolving.

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URBAN DESIGNER

DESIGNING EXPERIENCE PHASING STRATEGY

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0. existing 0. EXISTING

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1. protect 1. PROTECT

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3. reveal 3. REVEAL

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URBAN DESIGNER NATIVE VEGETATION PALETTE

Treebelt Buffer Pistacia atlantica typ., Mt. Atlas Mastic Tree Olea europaea, Olive Tree Doum palms, Gingerbread Palm

Oasis Relief Washingtonia filifera, Fan Palm Doum palms, Gingerbread Palm Phoenix dactylifera, Date Palm Drimia maritima Phlomis brachyodon

Promenade Shade Lemon-scented eucalyptus, Gum Tree Acacia schaffneri, Twisted acacia Jacaranda mimosifolia, Blue Jacaranda

Desert Gardens Experience

SCAPE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE [NYC]

Moricandia nitens Sternbergia clusiana Polygonum equisetiforme Drimia maritima Phlomis brachyodon

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CYCLE

ISRAEL

PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPE

CITY MAKING

CULTURE MAKING

PLAZAS / PATHS / BENCHES EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS SCIENCE, GEOLOGY, AND SCULPTURE

SPACE MAKING

EDGE STREET TERRACES / CINEMA / STAIRCASE

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SHALLOW FOUNTAIN WATER FEEDING EQUIPMENT WATERFALL OPEN STREAM COMPACTED STREAM BED

COMPACTED GRAVEL BASE COMPACTED SUBGRADE

ACCESSIBLE STAIRS QUARRY BOULDERS EXISITING GRADE

URBAN DESIGNER

EXISTING DEBRIS UNDISTURBED LIMESTONE SUBGRADE

UNDERGROUND MINE EXISTING OUTER RAPPING TO REMAIN

6M UNDERGROUND MINE

SECTION 04 - WATERFALL + SHADED PROMENADE

12M WATER FALL AND OPEN STREAM

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SCALE 1:100

20M EPHEMERAL GARDEN ABOVE BEACH PAVILION

EVERGREEN TREE 5% SHADED PROMENADE SEATING STAIRS

REINFORCED CONCRETE SHRUB GROUNDCOVER PILING LANDFORM

SCAPE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE [NYC]

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PARKING LOT ASPHALT PAVEMENT REINFORCED CONCRETE SLAB

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OUTDOOR RESTING AREA FILL MATERIAL

COLUMN CUSTOM BENCH

EXISTING GRADE COMPACTED SUBGSRADE UNDISTURBED LIMESTONE SUBGRADE

SEATING STAIRS EXISTING GRADE WADING POOL REINFORCED CONCRETE COMPACTED GRAVEL BASE

17M BEACH PAVILION

SECTION 03 - WADING POOL + NATURE POOL SCALE 1:100

PALM TREE

BAR COUNTER INDOOR SEATING AREA

3M SHADED AREA

15M WATER-SIDE LOUNGE

18M WADING POOL


ISRAEL

VERGREEN TREE ROMENADE

GEOLOGY WALK PALM TREE

STONE PAVING COMPACTED GRAVEL BASE COMPACTED SUBGRADE FILL MATERIAL

10M ADED PROMENADE

13M PALM TREE BEACH

3M BIKE TRAIL

9M SHADED PROMENADE

RIPARIAN EDGE PLANTING QUARRY BOULDERS EVERGREEN TREE ACCESSIBLE RAMP TO UNDERGROUND CAVE

OPEN STREAM FILL MATERIAL

5M PLANTING

7M STRE

LEDGE STONE PAVING COMPACTED GRAVAL BASE

PLANTING SOIL HORTICULTURAL SUBSOIL CONCRETE CURB BIKE TRAIL

REINFORCED CONCRETE STONE WALL FILL MATERIAL

CUSTOMIZED RAILING REINFORCED STRUCTURE EXISTING GRADE UNDISTURBED SUBGRADE

6.5M SHADED POOL ZONE

3M ACCESSIBLE RAMP

20M NATURAL POOL

5.5M LEDGE PATH

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URBAN DESIGNER


CHINA BEIJING INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL EXPO 2019 2015 NY AIA Honor Award Masterplan finalist competition BEIJING / 2014


CHINA

Beijing International Horticultural Expo takes a systems-based, site-specific approach to expo-planning, creating a long-term regenerative strategy for the Gui River region in southern China. Rather than treating the site as tabula rasa, our proposal integrates current patterns of use to both host an International Horticultural Expo and enhance post-expo ecologies, social connectivity, and land conservation. The site’s existing wetlands, agricultural cycles, and circulation patterns are magnified and developed through a phased implementation of water treatment systems, multimodal transportation routes, and renewable energy production. Designed to counter the tendency for expo sites to be abandoned after the event, the Beijing International Horticultural Expo leverages the expo as an opportunity to create an upward spiral of ecological growth.

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URBAN DESIGNER


2020 POST- EXPO DECONSTRUCTION AND ECOLOGICAL GROWTH

CHINA

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URBAN DESIGNER

IMPROVE WATER QUALITY OF THE RIVER

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BIOFILTRATION PONDS

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GUI RIVER


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CLEAN E NERG Y SOLA R EN ERG Y

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WETLAND

INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL GUJIAYING VILLAGE

THEME GARDENS

IRRIGATION

WATER TREATMENT PARK

EXPO GARDENS

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CORE WATER STRATEGY

水体 WATER FEATURES 水体 WATER FEATURES

检票口 TICKETED ENTRANCE

SCAPE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE [NYC]

检票口 TICKETED ENTRANCE

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瀑布 WATER WALL

瀑布 WATER WALL

湿地

WETLANDS

水塘

PONDS

湿地

水池 WETLANDS

WATER BASINS

水塘

PONDS 灌溉水渠

IRRIGATION CANALS

水池

WATER净水湿地公园 BASINS

WATER TREATMENT P

灌溉水渠

倒影池 IRRIGATION CANALS

REFLECTING POOL

净水湿地公园

WATER TREATMENT PARK

倒影池

REFLECTING POOL

规划绿色区域 PROGRAMMATIC GREEN AREAS 规划绿色区域 倒影池 PROGRAMMATIC REFLECTING POOL GREEN AREAS

水池 POOLS

倒影池 REFLECTING POOL

雨水 RAIN 雨水 RAIN

表皮渗透 PERMEABLE SURFACE 表皮渗透 PERMEABLE SURFACE

净化 CLEAN

收集 COLLECT 收集 COLLECT

净化 CLEAN


CHINA

PARK

水池 POOLS

水塘 PONDS 水塘 PONDS

人行道 PEDESTRIAN PATH 人行道 PEDESTRIAN PATH

湿地 WETLANDS 湿地 WETLANDS

妫河 GUI RIVER 妫河 GUI RIVER

排水 DISCHARGE 排水 DISCHARGE

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URBAN DESIGNER

REGIONAL WATER STRATEGY

官厅水库 GUANTING RESERVOIR

妫河

SCAPE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE [NYC]

GUI RIVER

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现有湿地系统 EXISTING POND SYSTEM

拟建湿地系统-促进水体循环 PROPOSED POND SYSTEM FOR BETTER FLOW AND CIRCULATION


CHINA

湿地-净化水体 WETLANDS CLEAN AND DISCHARGE WATER

雨水-收集 RAIN WATER COLLECTION

灌溉-花园系统 IRRIGATION SYSTEM FOR THE GARDENS

净水湿地公园- 收集、净化水体 WATER TREATMENT PARK COLLECT, CLEAN AND DISCHARGE WATER 视觉走廊 VIEW CORRIDOR

次级水体连接 SECONDARY WATER CONNECTION

倒影池 REFLECTING POOL

现有水体 EXISTING WATER 拟建水体 PROPOSED WATER 水体流向 WATER DIRECTION

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URBAN DESIGN STUDENT


INDIA CULTURAL WATERSCAPES Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize 2014 “Cultural Waterscapes” Exhbition at the Indian Embassy of NYC, 2014 Publication and exhibition, “Densification in Delhi, India”. Delhi, INDIA, 2015 “The parlor” conference, NYC, 2016 “Pedagogy & Practise”, Habitat III Conferences. Quito, Ecuador, 2016 NEW DELHI / 2014


INDIA

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 Lutyens 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. Team: Silvia Vercher, Marco Sosa, Belen Ayarra, Zahraa Alwash

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URBAN DESIGN STUDENT HISTORICAL AND ECOLOGYCAL TYPOLOGY

WATER TABLE RECHARGE UNIT ACTIVATION OF EXISTING DOHBI COMMUNITY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY [NYC]

HERITAGE PRESERVATION

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PERMEABLE SURFACE BIOSWALE


INDIA

STRATEGY OF INTERVENTION Reactivation of existing service area Existing densification

High School Baoli reactivation and ground water recharge

Connaught Place

Bengali Market

Potential densification

new social spaces and services

Mandi House

permeable soil Activation of existing dohbi community Water collectors

Reprogram Bungalows

COMMUNITY SPACE CHANGING TOPOGRAPHY

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URBAN DESIGN STUDENT

RAJ PATH FILTRATION SYSTEM

MAIN WATER COLLECTION

NATIONAL CENTER

POINT

OF ART

GOVERNMENT

RAJ PATH ROAD

PROGRAMED SPACES

BUILDINGS

SERVICES

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY [NYC]

WATER FILTRATION TERRACES

Elevation

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THE NATIONAL MUSEUM

Collection

Filterati

1.7 billion L/year

+765

2 billion L

+765 +751

+735

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+717 +700

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FIRST COLLECTION POINT COLLECTION WETLAND

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5.2 bilion L/year

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URBAN DESIGN STUDENT

CULTURAL NETWORK

rain water rain water rain water

gray water

Collection and Recharching Unit

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY [NYC]

Roundabout Collector

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INDIA

To Social Spaces

Raj Path Pools Filtration System To storage unit and Yamuna River

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URBAN DESIGNER


USA HUDSON RIVER FEASIBILITY STUDY IN HOBOKEN REBUILD BY DESIGN Competition with OMA HOBOKEN / 2015 • LUCAS MUSEUM OF NARRATIVE ART Urban design project with MAD Architects CHICAGO / 2015 • RED HOEK POINT Private developer NEW YORK CITY / 2016 • WADSWORTH FORT Historical landscape STATEN ISLAND / 2016 • NY RISING CANARSIE Feasability study with HR&A and Parsons Brinckerhoff NEW YORK CITY / 2014


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HUDSON RIVER REBUILD BY DESIGN COASTAL STORM AND STORMWATER FEASIBILITY STUDY

SCAPE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE [NYC]

SCAPE is partnered with OMA and Dewberry Engineering on the Hudson River Rebuild by Design (RBD) project, a coastal storm and stormwater management feasibility study for the City of Hoboken, New Jersey. The first stage towards implementation of the RBD Competition proposal developed in 2014, the design consists of two components—Resist, and Delay, Store, and Discharge (DSD). DSD maximizes the potential to capture, store, infiltrate, evaporate, and release stormwater in the city of Hoboken to create a sustainable stormwater system for the city to mitigate future flooding events. Through study of physical, environmental, and infrastructural constraints, the team located key sites and right-of-way opportunities where stormwater interventions would provide co-benefits to the city. First stage design work culminates in a toolkit of implementable strategies to improve stormwater and flooding events.

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WATER STORAGE UNIT

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LUCAS MUSEUM OF NARRATIVE ART WATER SYSTEM

PERFORMATIVE DUNE LANDSCAPE

SCAPE partnered with Studio Gang Architects and Applied Ecological Services to design an immersive and performative landscape for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art along the Chicago Lakefront. The landscape design integrates the museum into the Lake Michigan waterfront and draws from the region’s distinct coastal dune topography. A series of distinctive planting zones take cues from the Lake Michigan shoreline in the woodland, prairie, dune field and wetland. An evergreen-dominant woodland OVERFLOW

with dense shrub and groundcover planting buffers Lake Shore Drive and provide slope stabilization on the site’s edges. The Event Prairie is a grass mosaic dotted with canopy trees creating space for gathering and shade on sunny days. The EcoPark consists of a series of cascading ponds that reference the naturally-occurring dunes of the region. The ponds collect precipitation from the site and use highly textured perennial wetland grasses, ferns and flowers to provide wideranging habitat. WET PONDS

WATER COLLECTION AND DISCHARGE STRATEGY

SCAPE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE [NYC]

EVENT PRAIRIE SURFACE DRAINAGE

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LAKE MICHIGAN

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FORT WADSWORTH AND STATEN ISLAND GATEWAY UNIT VISIONING FUTURE’S HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

SCAPE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE [NYC]

National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy asked to speculate on new futures for Fort Wadsworth and the Staten Island Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. As an urban national park, Fort Wadsworth is a valuable historic, ecological, and cultural resource most widely known for its panoramic views of New York harbor and massive fort and battery infrastructure. While the assets are clear, much of the site is difficult to navigate and interpret and does not strongly connect to the surrounding neighborhoods or regional populations. The project developed a series of catalytic and small-scale interventions that better link the park to the coastline and the surrounding region and more clearly reveal historic resources within the visitor experience. A new bicycle route, an expanded pedestrian trail network, and an allocated space for the expansion of low-impact camping program within the coastal zone.

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MATERIALITY AND IDENTITY

LANDSCAPE ROOMS

BIKEWAYS

GATHERING AREAS PEDESTRIAN PATHS

PAVING = WAYFINDING

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PROGRAMMED ROOMS

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URBAN DESIGNER

RED HOEK POINT

SCAPE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE [NYC]

RED HOOK MARITIME NEIGHBORHOOD

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Surrounded by water on three sides, SCAPE’s design for Red Hoek Point integrates aquatic habitat and water-based recreation into a low-rise commercial development on the former site of the Revere Sugar Factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The 2,000 linear foot waterfront esplanade features three unique edges and park experiences. The southern Eco-Recreational Edge provides a tranquil space for viewing tidal ecosystems and kayaking. The northern Historic Maritime edge celebrates the bustling maritime traffic around the historic Beard Street Pier warehouses and water taxi stop. An axial Mineral Courtyard accommodates cars and people, uniting the two commercial structures with a series of outdoor rooms structured by salvaged stone and reclaimed steel. The courtyard terminates at the Basin Panorama, where the ground lifts to enhance views to the Statue of Liberty, and falls away to create tidal pools and water-walkways along the edge. Above, an undulating green roof captures and slows water, sheltering a colorful roofscape track for running, walking meetings, and active events.


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CANARSIE / FRESH CREEK - AVENUE L

NEW YORK RISING CANARSIE COASTAL AND STORMWATER FEASABILITY STUDY As part of a New York state initiative to respond to storm damage from Hurricane Sandy, SCAPE, with HR&A and Parsons Brinckerhoff, developed a series of strategies for rebuilding resilient communities such as Canarsie in Brooklyn. The community reconstruction plans included cost and feasibility studies for a wetland reconstruction and a berm at Fresh Creek. The berm would connect with protection features in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’

(USACE). Through fieldwork and community meetings, the study, coupled with the NYS DEC and USACE projects, would create a comprehensive flood protection strategy that would include the placement of berms in the upland perimeter to provide shoreline protection, ensuring greater resiliency to coastal flooding, and the effects of climate change.

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POSSIBLE BIOSWALE EXTENSION

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DOT 60 ft

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BERM TO 10 YR FLOOD PROTECTION (7.7’ NAVD88) + GREENWAY BIRD BLIND / EDUCATIONAL CENTER WETLAND RESTORATION

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NYCDPR / NYCDEP - FRESH CREEK

FRESH CREEK MHHW 2.28 ft MLLW -2.77 ft

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GEORGIA TBILISI RIKE PARK Riverfront park Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize TBILISI / 2010 • MILLENIUM PARK Georgian Parliament Park KUTAISI / 2011 • GEORGIAM PARLIAMENT Georgian Parliament KUTAISI / 2010 • ZUGDIDI BOTANIC GARDEN Historical center Masterplan ZUGDIDI / 2012 • TBILISI SEA Regional Masterplan TBILISI / 2011 • BATUMI OPERA HOUSE International Georgian Opera House BATUMI / 2009


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TBILISI RIKE PARK Area: 6 Ha / Budget: $3.2MIL / Built: 2010

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The Old City Rehabilitation & Development Fund required a new green on the riverbank of the Mtkavi River under the views of the Presidential Palace which function is to connect Tbilisi old city centre with the new districts. The park is a 6 Ha grid abstraction of the map of Georgia clearly visible at night thanks to the lighting proposed. The program of uses invites to enjoy in each “region” with different activities. The landscape project enhances the use of native plants and the central area makes a symbolic reference to the Rose Revolution, a significant fact on Georgia´s history. This project was closely directed but the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

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MILLENIUM PARK Area: 115 Ha / Budget: $33MIL / Built: 2010

CMD INGENIEROS [GEORGIA]

The Kutaisi City Hall required a new urban park surrounding the new Parliament of Georgia. The landscape design creates a beautiful environment but at the same time highlights the architecture and arranges circulation and access for parliament members, staff and people from Kutaisi who wants to enjoy this new green area.

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The program is defined by the Parliament garden (289,390 sqm): Parliament, Lake of Angels, Ministerial building, Staff building and Gardens. And the Millennium garden (837,576 sqm): Lake of Colchis, Power station, buildable zone and Gardens.


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GEORGIAN PARLIAMENT Area: 4 Ha / Budget: $130MIL / Built: 2009 Kutaisy City Hall required a new Parliament for the country to represente its independece and new ideology after its independence. They required to move the building from Tbilisi to Kutaisi to reactivate the central area of the country. The project was designed in glass to express the transparency of the democracy of the country (surrounded by the Millenium Park) and with a huge potent concrete

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Transversal sections

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bridge on the top to remark its solidity. We had the collaboration of Mamoru Kawaguchi & Kenichi Kawaguchi (structure). The program covers a gross floor area of 40,000 m2 containing offices, meeting rooms, conference halls, press rooms, exhibition areas and plenary rooms. The glass dome covers a 100m wide and 150m long area.


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ZUGDIDI PARK Area: 40 Ha / Budget: $2.5MIL / Built: 2012

CMD INGENIEROS [GEORGIA]

Zugdidi City Hall required to recuperate the Botanic garden of the city in order to reactivate the area and implement it with more program such as hotels, amphitheaters, and public spaces. This landscape and urban design project integrates the gardens of the old Dadiani’s Palace, the Botanical Garden created in 1840 and a new area located besides those both historical treasures. Both historical areas will be linked with the city´s famous central boulevard by a new, modern park area in the place where actually the old soccer stadium is located. The renewal of this area will be a real mile-stone in the development of Zugdidi.

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TBILISI SEA Area: 5,000 Ha / Competition

CMD INGENIEROS [GEORGIA]

Georgian government openned a competition for holding the Olympic village for the Summer Youth Olympic Festival Tbilisi 2015 in Tbilisi Sea. New Surrounding of Tbilisi Lake, the natural water reserve of the city, creates about 23 km of Seafront with a huge potential to develop new programs for the present growth of the city. The project divides the lake’s shoreline in subzones to create several atmospheres such as a Yachtclub and whiterwater rafting, Guest house-restaurant-resting-Entertainment for the youth and Educational activities,

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beach zone, underwater world, fishing zone, camping, Olympic village, sport flotilla “Elingi” and Regatta. The project includes the creation of large green spaces, sports and recreational facilities and new housing developments, transforming it into the natural expansion of the city. The project extends over an estimated population of 147,000. It is also planned a detailed transportation and infrastructure network that connects this new area with the city center and the neighborhoods of Tbilisi.


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BATUMI OPERA HOUSE Area: 15,000 sqm / Budget: $33MIL / Completed

CMD INGENIEROS [GEORGIA]

Batumi City Hall and Government of Adjara required the construction of an Opera House in the touristic coastal city of Batumi due its importance traditions in popular music and opera. Opera House was designed in one of the main boulevards of the city. Main hall with enough seats and facilities to perform opera and ballet. The building has the technical facilities required (dressing rooms, workshop, warehouse, etc.) for the main use and is completed with conference hall, press rooms and a restaurant on the top floor where users have nice views of the city and the sea.

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ARCHITECT


MEXICO PLAZA CARSO TORRE CERVANTES MEXICO / 2014


MEXICO

Plaza Carso is a mixed-use master plan of commercial, residential and cultural buildings, located on a former industrial site from the 1940s. The master plan includes construction of an internationally acclaimed theater as well as two museums, and a mall, which will include movie theaters, restaurants, and stores. One of the office buildings will serve as the headquarters of an important Latin-American mobile telephone company. The client was interested in constructing a more city-friendly complex, and part of the master plan is to save fifty percent of the land for green areas; all rooftops will be green, and rainwater will be captured and recycled, and thirty percent of the land is public green space.

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Located in the northwestern part of Mexico City, with Plaza Carso, the CERVANTES MIXED-USE TOWER includes apartments, offices and retail. The tower’s 22 stories are organized along a vertebral spine that provides structural rigidity where all vertical services are located. Facing the Soumaya Museum and Jumex Contemporary Art Foundation, the tower’s orientation maximizes views on all sides. Connection as urban locator and residential onlooker creates new participation, new dynamism for the center’s educational and artistic elements mixed with residential and commercial program.


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PERSONAL PROJECTS

ARCHITECT


SPAIN EL PARDO NURSERY SCHOOL Spanish national competition II National Young Architects Award “Concurso nacional de ideas” publication Centro de bellas Artes exhibition MADRID / 2007 • CEREBRAL PALSY CENTER Architecture thesis VALENCIA / 2007


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EL PARDO NURSERY SCHOOL Area: 8,225 sqm / Budget: 1,5MIL / Competition The project starts from the observation of the place. One of the concerns that accompany this projected is trying to extend the useful time of the proposal to the maximum, and also the number of neighbors to which it serves. This will, by the size of the plot, lead us to create a gradation of parks and gardens that will work outside the strict schedule of the nursery. The wide roads invaded by dense traffic not match with the scale of children proposed. The playground, around which the project is articulated, arises closed on itself. Then it seems a shelter to protect children and create a more graspable space. The classrooms are located in the northwest of the plot. Their access to the patio, with more translucent surface, has southeast orientation to catch the sunlight in cold seasons. In summer sunshine is shaded by deciduous vegetation and perforated panels on the facades. The elevation from the Boulevard hints the rich interior spaces through U-glass and the trees which take the high presence in the city.

PERSONAL PROJECTS

Team: Silvia Vercher, Maria Palencia, Andres Velarde, Pablo Siguenza

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CEREBRAL PALSY CENTER Area: 20,000 sqm / Budget: $1MIL / Thesis

PERSONAL PROJECTS

Through the lenses of cerebral palsy people the project imagines the Activity Center transformed into a sensorial space where different users live and learn there. Furthermore, the project aims to establish a relationship between the center and the city using the patios (voids) as a productive landscape that will generate social spaces. The programs are organized in section through the voids (patios). The building is composed by a huge slab, the roof of the first slab, which cross the existing pedestrian

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street that separates the programs. However the building is connected through the basement with the parking, the patios, and the external activities. On the top of this slab defined for the first floor, three volumes set organizing the bedrooms of the patients and residents. Each bedroom is characterized for comfortable measurements for people with wheel chairs, sun orientation, and private terraces.


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URBAN DESIGN STUDENT


EGYPT TERRITORIAL SHIFTS: POLITICAL & THE CITY Recombinant urbanism thesis “Voices and Visions Of St. Louis”, Harvard University, 2016 CAIRO / 2014


EGYPT

The project examines how cities evolve and develop public space and density over time in cycles of expansion and decline. The emphasis is on the urban actors who generate these spaces. Cities are seen as complex systems involving multiple actors, energy and information flows, resulting in diverse urban forms and systems of selfgovernance. Egypt’s growth pattern is manifested through multiple settlements. Each settlement came in form of an occupation/ mostly foreign. but most importantly each settlement was a physical demonstration of political ambitions. each had its armature and its usually understood as a symbol but also as most importantly public space (enclaves and armatures), each settlement either a cine citta, tele citta, or arch citta. Team: Silvia Vercher, Belen Ayarra, Wagdy Faisal A. Almogren

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2700 bc

GIZA PYRAMID

1894bc

ANCIENT CITY

MESOPOTAMIA

397 AD 1076 AD BYZANTINE

FATIMIDS

1174 AD

- 1882 AD 1882- 1952 AD AYYUBID 1516 OTTOMANS BRITISH OCCUPATION

FOUNDING CAIRO MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC


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1960 NASSER’S CAIRO

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MUBARAK’ REGIME

ARAB SPRING

MODERN CAIRO

JUST CITY

POST OCCUPATION IMMIGRATION

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‫المدينة القديمة‬

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Meta City: The just city

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Mobilizinf the nation Route to Tahrir Mosques Collection points Important twitter users Twitter user in network


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PROTESTER’S FORM OWN ID CHECKPOINTS

PROTESTER’S BARRICADE SECRET POLICE CHECKPOINT

ARMY NEUTRALIZES ZONE

6TH of October bridge & underside plaza neutralized Army tanks Tahrir Square occupation

FLAG SELLERS FOOD STALLS

STREET CLINIC

RESTROOMS WATER POINT WALL OF MARTYRS KINDERGARTEN BLOGGERS TRASH BINS

TANKS NEWS PAPER WALL

OVER NIGHTERS SIGN MAKING

KFC CLINIC

CAMPSITE

ARTWORK

DEMONSTRATION SPACE/ PRAYER SPACE MAIN STAGE PHARMACY

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SILVIA VERCHER silviavercher@gmail.com silviavercher.com (+1) 347 892 0759

NYC / 2017


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Silvia Vercher Architecture & Urban Design portfolio (NYC / 2017)

Architecture & Urban Design portfolio  

Silvia Vercher Architecture & Urban Design portfolio (NYC / 2017)

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