connecting.fragments

This project located in Argentina is based on the idea of developing a new plaza in the struggling town of Puerto Gaboto. The goal of this plaza is to reconnect fragmented programs and actors through a looped network in the community between the formal and informal settlements. The design is to encourage public interaction, traffic and commercial development along what will emerge as the town’s main-street.   The project acts as the connection for the fragmented surrounding conditions of the excavation site of the newly discovered fort and the monument to the same fort, as well as the formal city grid and the informally settled water’s edge. The program was formed through a study of the major nodes and buildings within network of the town. The site was then stratified and the topography was pushed along the existing trails to create a strong connection and usability for students, researchers, fisherman, and visitors.

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