A week prior to the award ceremony, the Archiprix workshop takes place. All Archiprix participants of the 2019 edition are invited to participate. The tasks, progress, and the results of the workshops are presented here. As are records of the previous workshop editions.

05 Cartographies for an Undetermined Ground

2019-01-10 14:22:37 - landscape | Reverse of volume RG, Yasuaki Onishi, 2012
Cartographies for an Undetermined Ground

"Known urban typologies of square, park, district, and so on are of less use or significance than infrastructures, network flows, ambiguous spaces, and other polymorphous conditions that constitute the contemporary metropolis. (...) The function of design is not only to make cities attractive but also to make them more adaptive, more fluid, more capable of accommodating changing demands and unforeseen circumstances."

—Alex Wall, Programming the Urban Surface, 1999


The Matadero Franklin neighborhood can be understood as a product of multiple social, productive, economic and natural processes that overlap in a concentrated area, establishing interactions that define a new ecology. The cities infrastructure is one of the clearest elements to visualize the relationship between urban processes and the ecological conditions that determine them.
We will focus on the friction area between the neighborhood's urban fabric, the metropolitan infrastructures, the cemented green areas as well as the interstitial spaces between them, defining the critical potential of cartographic techniques in the generation of arguments that mediate between local and territorial conditions through different scales.
Using the definition of topography as an intermediator between specific forms of specific sites and the metropolitan infrastructures, the workshop will seek to generate strategies that strengthen the ecologies in each of the different scales.


Alejandra Bosch holds a Master in Arts, Landscape and Urbanism from the Architectural Association, London, and an Architecture degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture and its Master in Landscape Architecture (MAPA). Founding partner of Lyon Bosch + Martic, she seeks to catalyze new relationships between ecological, programmatic, social and material conditions.



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