Buenos AiresBuenos Aires Turns to the River, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Building on a body of research established during the past two years, the school will continue its engagement with the paradoxical relation of Buenos Aires and the Río de la Plata. Taking advantage of the opportunities that this border condition offers for architecture’s participation in the making of the city, the workshop will revolve around the possibilities that parametric digital techniques provide for a new dialogue between the metropolis and nature. This exploration will deal with the mutual exclusion between the land’s ‘solidity’ and the massive liquid border seeking an integration of natural and artificial environments.
This year we will continue our ongoing research along the coast of Buenos Aires through a series of design strategies for the southern area of the city. The negotiation between the dense mud fields of the river and the city grid provides an unexplored opportunity for urban public space.