E16 Portraits - Breezeblocks
Alzira (ES) - Special Mention
Associates: lvaro Olivares (ES), Sergio Llobregat (ES), Joan Maravilla (ES), Esther Sanchis (ES) – architects
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"In the case of Alzira, last century's urban growth had defined a dense city that turned its back on its natural and productive environment and isolated the peripheral neighbourhoods of Torretxó and La Alquerieta, where a great deal of social conflict has arisen. All this, understanding the session topic, led us to define the main objective of our project: to connect all the areas through a dynamic and resilient urban model that integrates all the inhabitants in its management, with a comprehensive strategy that goes beyond merely constructing dwellings in the delimited area."