Interventions that have an impact on large area of a city and its inhabitants
What is a metropolitan intervention?
This is the largest scale type of interventions that take place in the public realm of a city, related to the altering of an important portion of a city. A type of intervention of such magnitude and notoriety that impacts not only at neighborhood scale, but rather the way the city is perceived and experienced, becoming a metropolitan landmark, a metropolitan super-attractor of social interactions, and a trendy international destination for local citizens & tourists.
This typology combines urban planning and landscape design, intervening the city at waterfronts, bridges, parks, or whole districts, by improving the quality of its public realm, creating spaces of opportunity for collective outdoor leisure, mixed-use entertainment spaces, play & joy, etc… Interventions of this proportions catalyze major social interactions across the city, boosting commercial activity and real estate development.
The main objective of this typology is to improve the public realm of an entire city, raising the bar of citizens’ outdoor lifestyle standards, encouraging massive public affluence and cultivating important human dynamics in a given metropolitan area.
A massive public realm activation of pure outdoor leisure and entertainment
Starfish Hub is a massive public realm activation of Saadiyat Marina Village, in the coastline of Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE), a massive development of new urban areas planned for creating an international attracting landmark for Abu Dhabi. The project consists of 5,000 m2 of pure outdoor leisure, fun and entertainment facilities, strategically concentrated in one single multi-functional plaza, seeking a design solution that would transform the area into a major public destination within Saadiyat Island.
A masterplan for a major hotspot for social interactions and outdoor lifestyle
Mamsha Beach Waterfront is a master plan proposal in Abu Dhabi, the design of a waterfront promenade in the coastline of Saadiyat Island, a cultural-maritime enclave that counts with the Guggenheim, Louvre & Zayed National Museums of Abu Dhabi. The project consists of the design of a programmatic waterfront promenade, creating not only a walkway along the beach, but rather a promenade fully equipped with outdoor leisure and entertainment facilities all along the way, in order to massively activate the public realm and transform Mamsha Beach into a major public destination within Saadiyat Island.
A masterplan proposal for a riverfront in Seoul
This is a masterplan proposal for the competition launched by the Municipality of Seoul with the purpose of improving the public facilities of the Swimming Pools in Jamsil Hangang Park, not only by renovating the Swimming Pools themselves, but rather by seeking a solution that would reactivate the entire Park as a public destination within the City of Seoul.
Crystal Pool in Archdaily
Crystal Pool is a creative public space intervention designed for the grand opening of a new mixed-use complex located in the New Bund, the emerging international business center in Pudong (Shanghai), with the aim of fostering entertainment & social interactions among new visitors, appealing to kids, youngsters & adults alike.