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AA São Paulo 2014 ‘LIQUID URBANISM’

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AA VISITING SCHOOL SÃO PAULO 2014:   LIQUID DESIGN -  MULTIPLE SCALE São Paulo, Brazil, South America July 22nd -31st, 2014 During the intense ten-day workshop of the AA São Paulo Visiting School 2014, advanced computational design and digital fabrication was used to GENERATE speculative new architecture models in the creation of a ‘liquid design’ that can mediate multiple-scale flows. The workshop explored the redevelopment of a bordering territory along the Marginal Rivers of São Paulo, where in the 1960’s, much of the water-system was disastrously canalized, causing problematic flooding and the creation of ill-conceived residual post-industrial riverbanks that are inhabited by monolithic, large-scale programs such as sports centers, distribution centers, mega-stores and a convention center.   The Visiting School São Paulo worked on bringing a new urban life for these sites by redefining the existing macro-architectural typologies along the river with micro-scale interventions that can introduce new flows of urban street culture. Specifically, the workshop focused on the reinvention of the large-scale market distribution center, CEAGESP (Companhia de Entrepostos e Armazéns Gerais de São Paulo), to introduce programs and structures that could mediate a new movement of people, commerce, and environmental forces using parametric design and fabrication.

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