Local Microgrowth

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Europan11
GonzaloGutierrez+GonzalodelVal

 

– Honorable Mention
– Europan 11 España. (pags. 102-103)
– Collective exhibition EUROPAN 11, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid. 2012
– Collective exhibition EUROPAN 11 Croatia at Luža gallery (Dubrovnik), 2011

 

Dubrovnik´s strong touristic character deteriorate the daily life of the city. Local people are affected by the high prices, tourist-focused services and the seasonal demographic variable. Encouraging an exodus to other cheaper and less exploited areas. The Dubrovnik administration proposes the creation of a large car park and a bus station at the back entrance of the fortified town, generating programs which are closer to the tourist than to the neighbors.

Is it possible to enhance the value of the daily activity of Dubrovnik as an independent system fromthe existing tourist engine? “Local Microgrowth” calls into question the required program and investigates an evolutionary urban growth to enhance everyday life and local sustainability.

The intervention is not part of a static urban fabric but a part of a ongoing development process. The Nash´s Balance application within micro scale urban environment, offers the possibility of adapting evolutionary economical and biological concepts. This development “Local Microgrowth” is based upon several different steps, adding new elements to a program or inserting programs which complement and balance the whole.

Every single decisions would be made from an agency administrator which would assess the impact of the whole and any possible extensions, always accomplishing the aim of enhancing the local character of Dubrovnik. Applications would have to be enhanced and fomented by and towards the population through different uses such as the gastronomic school, library, art gallery, co-working offices, ect.

The light and fragmented nature of the parametric implementation would allownon-aggressive modifications in their configuration, allowingsubstitution of elements which might remain obsolete or do not reverse the expected benefit. Moreover the creation of a multitudinous parking it is not being “imposed”, but its current location is proposed to be changed to the west area of the walls (touristic exploitation area) and provide the current parking system with a purely local and residential nature. With qualities appropriate to the scale of Dubrovnik, adding a different character (park- parking) where vehicles coexist with vegetation, enabling the word “parking” to get rid of its inhospitable concept.

With “LOCAL MICROGROWTH” this program is called into question and new implant systems are explored to enhance the daily, closer to the residents, Dubrovnik.

Is it possible to enhance the value of the daily activity of Dubrovnik as an autonomous and independent system from the existing tourist engine?
“LOCAL MICROGROWTH” calls into question the required program and investigates an evolutionary urban growth to enhance everyday life and local sustainability.

Location

Dubrovnik

Date

July 28, 2011