1. The proposal intends to be just a first word in a complex negotiation with many other actors, especially with the inhabitants of Santa Engracia. The problematic is very complex, and architecture will only give answer to a very small part of it.
2. Spanish actual city planning has two actors: the public administration and the market. A model is searched that includes the inhabitants in their own city’s decision-making. Instead of the conventional geometrical aprioristic planning, a ‘liquid city’ is proposed, anytime adaptable to its social contents.
3. A non geometrical model of city growing is proposed based on two elements: SEEDS and VECTORS.
4. The urban SEEDS are unities of centrality and mobility. They are the beginning of a growing process, whose geometry and content are not yet defined. They are characterised by their elements of relation. Four types of ‘urban seeds’ are proposed -colonisation, suture, regeneration, and green space seeds.
5. The VECTORS define each element’s movement and growth, from the logic of its own process, and not from an external frame or geometry. Four basic vectors are proposed that would allow an organic growth of the city -principle of real-time, principle of Participation, principle of the smallest scale of intervention, principle of primacy of public space.
6. The whole work explores architectural narrative itself. It is aware of the insuperable limitations of conventional architectural tools to describe complexities like Santa Engracia’s, and looks for ways of expressing rather the processes than the objects.