Residential and productive, weaving neighbourhood
Site Location Lasarte-Oria (Gipuzkoa)
Project Scales L/S - urban + architecture / architecture + context
Site Family CREATING PROXIMITIES - Third spaces in-between
Post-competition phase Planning and/or project development and construction project
How Can the Site Contribute to the Productive City?
The aim for this site is to generate an alternative to the current polarisation of uses in the surrounding area, where residential and production activities are adjacent but in uncomfortable coexistence. The locality is eminently rural, an intrinsic value of the area. Homes and production have always been integrated, initially in the form of family farms and later on, housing linked to industry. Reminders of both situations can be found around the site. It is surrounded by areas used for livestock farming and also social housing, an urban replica of the 19th century factory workers’ dwellings.
The aim for Europan 15 is to study ways to update this symbiosis of residential and production uses with a view to fostering harmonised coexistence and mutual enrichment.