ARCH 201 Spring 2009
Buenos Aires Water Studio
Urban Water Strip To reverse the southward direction of urban expansion, cleanse the waters of the Riachuelo and stimulate economic growth, the city of Buenos Aires intends to rehabilitate the river’s edge. The establishment of a sports, working and recreation strip along the river, with an emphasis on water sports in particular, may help Buenos Aires launch a successful bid to become the first Latin American Olympic city. The city intends to locate its new water sports infrastructure along the Riachuelo in a park that will be both productive and recreational, venues for water sports located within a water farming and/or hydroponic park. Students are asked to design facilities for various water-sports.