Capability Mound

Wien (AT) - Winner


Team Representative: José Manuel López Ujaque (ES) – architect; Contributors: Mercedes Naranjo Ruiz-Atienza (ES), Paula Pastor Pastor (ES) – students in architecture

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J. M. López Ujaque, M. N. Ruiz-Atienza, P. Pastor Pastor

VIDEO (by the team)


1. How did you form the team for the competition?

For this competition Mercedes and Paula joined the studio. Both of them were talented young students at the University of Alicante (Spain).

2. How do you define the main issue of your project, and how did you answer on this session main topic: the place of productive activities within the city?

The brief of the competition was asking for a very complex topic: an architectural typology able to mix housing and industrial spaces in a 50%-50% proportion. All that without forgetting that the plot itself, “as found” (mound, nature, railway traces, walls, etc.), had a certain value and “capacity.”


3. How did this issue and the questions raised by the site mutation meet?

What the project proposes to build is precisely the spectacle of logistics referred by Nina Rappaport as a necessary condition to "involve the public in the cycles of production, consumption and recycling necessary to create a self-sufficient city." So, we wanted to turn this footprint of the past into a "capable" image of the future which mixes housing and industry.