ARCHITECTS: Teratoma Productions
In the current capitalist model the productive city is no longer located in the public
space but in the private space of the shopping centers. Squares works as generic
esplanades incapable of producing social cohesion in their immediate surroundings.
This model has favored the proliferation of tourism and short stay users. Through
our proposal we developed a model of productive public space that is inserted in the
squares of the city generating an ecosystem of nodes whose level of affection goes
from the nearest neighborhood to the global city. The squares are no longer empty
spaces but a productive and nerve center of our society.
The second objective is to generate a natural ecosystem that is integrated into the general structure of the city. This ecosystem is composed by the six nodes of the squares communicated by the main axis of Gran Via that unites the two great green areas of Madrid. The project takes as its starting point the Plan to convert the center of Madrid into a large A.P.R. The restriction of the car allows the increase of green areas and to explore the bike as a means of alternative mobility.
The present city is designed from the incomprehension of the subterranean spaces. We walk through the streets without being aware that under our feet there is a great infrastructure. The third objective of the project is to understand the relationship between this underground world and the surface, and to explore the car parks as spaces of opportunity to build a complex public space in which the productive city can have room.