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This project by Alejandro Carrasco & Eduardo Cilleruelo, is the winner of the 7th Advanced Architecture Contest, organized by The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and part of Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism – KAAU project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.  The contest counted with more than 200 proposals from 96 countries.

Have a look at other proposals for the city and the habitat of the of the 21st century in the publication RESPONSIVE CITIES.

The Aerial Way or How I Learned to Stop Using the Ground and Move through the Air

SAY NO TO ROADS

Roads in São Paulo are completely saturated. There is no space for more cars since traffic jams are constant and both private cars and public transport are not working properly. CEAGESP is one of the most problematic points in the city, suffering mobility problems and urban congestion due to the traffic in the highway, and the trucks and vans coming daily to the complex to sell and buy products. But… What should we do to solve these problems?


 

 

PREPARED TO FLY?

Can we transform the traditional ground related mobility systems into air-based ones? An automatic product mobility belt is proposed to reorder CEAGESP, keeping trucks out of the complex by using loading/unloading docks connected to elevated platforms which move the goods automatically from docks to storage spaces and vice versa. Aerial alternatives are proposed also for public transport, public spaces, and connections between both riversides. São Paulo is the city with the highest number of helicopters in the world due to the difficulties to move around using traditional means of transport… but they are expensive so, they are a solution just for rich people. Can we offer aerial mobility systems to other social classes as well?

CEAGESP IS YOUR FRIEND!

Due to this new mechanical platform, CEAGESP is going to be transformed into a big public space targeted to both cultural and commercial activities. It is not going to be a space full of junk anymore, but a dynamic platform for activity and social interaction.

URBAN CONNECTION

These systems solve the problems in CEAGESP, but not just that: aerial systems should improve the urban mobility all around the city, connecting neighbourhoods that were previously disconnected such as Jaguare and Vila Leopoldina. Since they are a serious alternative to traditional ground systems, they will reduce the number of cars driving around the city and so, the urban congestion.

 

 

This project by Alejandro Carrasco & Eduardo Cilleruelo, is the winner of the 7th Advanced Architecture Contest, organized by The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and part of Knowledge Alliance for Advanced Urbanism – KAAU project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.  The contest counted with more than 200 proposals from 96 countries.

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