Recuperación de un trazado urbano histórico

Recover of the urban historical street

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The project is a LINE.

From Radial village to Modern stad to Green city…to Innovation City.

The street connects different interesting points of the city like the church, the historical market, educational buildings, the piazza, existing public gardens, the shopping mall…with the historical centre of Eindhoven.

It is a civic space as a public space for the citizens recovered to the cars.

Retrieve historical traces that survive in the city and in the collective memory.

Convert this path brings vitality and keeps it to slow circulation. It is a critic of our century to the architects Van den Broek & Bakema. During the sixties and seventies this architects tried to delete the existing historic roads in the city.

These roads and traces remain in the collective imagination, and where the citizens are currently on a bike and travel every day.

The main idea of the project is to preserve the memory of the place and retrieve one of the historic roads. It is about recognizing and preserving a line (trace) to redesign it as public space for citizens.

The line is converted in the: main street, urban bridges and small urban buildings, as a fractal architecture.



Typology Masterplan, urban design, landscape
Location Eindhoven

Second Prize SAIE Selection Projects 2011, Bologna (Jury: Mario Cucinella, Matteo Thun, Françoise Jourda)

Finalist Next Landmark Competition Venice 2014

First prize Fundación ONCE. Madrid

Exhibited in MoMA, New York

Selected for the Spanish Architecture; Urbanism Biennale XII, Madrid

Exhibited in Landscape Biennale Barcelona 2012. Spain

Client  TU/e Eindhoven University of Technology, Municipality of Eindhoven
Team  CREAM Architects















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