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Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico

City by Fabian Brenne

May 25, 2011

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
rainy season of Mexico City

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
history of Mexico City

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
hydrological system of Mexico City

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
hydrological system of Mexico City

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
localization

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
programming linking the niche

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
scheme system of embraced water

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
niche 5 de Mayo

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
niche Bucarelli / Articulo 123

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
niche Belisario Dominguez

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
model: niche 5 de Mayo

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
model: niche Bucarelli / Articulo 123

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
model: niche Belisario Dominguez

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
model: niche Belisario Dominguez

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
model: niche Belisario Dominguez

Embraced Water - an urban ecological concept for Mexico City by Fabian Brenne
collage: niche Belisario Dominguez

 

Graduation Design
Architecture student: Fabian Brenne
University: Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design
Professor: no supervising professor
Time: winterterm 2010/2011
Category: cultural building

 

Despite rainy season and Mexico City's location adjacent to a chain of lakes, the city suffers from water shortages. Since the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards natural water resources have been exploited heavily. Subsidences of ground, water shortages - especially in the winter months - are the devastating results of this process.

The project "umbautes Wasser" takes advantage of the numerous areas of open land in the historic center of the city to establish long-term storage of water as a decentralized system in the dense urban context. Used in a proper way, the rainy season in Mexico-City would be able to supply the whole city with water and the poor water situation of the city could be solved.

"Umbautes Wasser" is a local intervention, which collects the water, treats and stores it. The water collected on one single housing block could provide enough water for the domestic use of approx. two housing blocks, their surrounding vegetation and all other site-related water  consumption.

An artificial landscape gets adjusted to a niche, creating space for water, public uses, recreation, space for activities and provides a new microclimate in the dense urban environment.

"Umbautes Wasser" has been developed as a system that consists of simple standardized elements to fit different places and to respond to various needs.

 

submitted on Sat. May 21, 2011

 

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