Bamboo Urban Metamorphosis by Oam Architecture

Bamboo Urban Metamorphosis

Bamboo Urban MetamorphosisThe design concept provides the formation of a public space for all new “identity” : a green area, sustainable where everyone can meet up , lie down, play , study, work, dance, relax, contemplate the beauty of the visual and sensory seascape , learn, educate children, cooking, farming and self- built over the overpass of Genoa.
Bamboo Urban MetamorphosisThrough the self-construction is the single city user involves giving way to improve first-person operation and the quality of the urban space of the overpass. Along the infrastructure you will have a true metamorphosis : it will re-naturalize through a plantation of bamboo and ornamental plants,  that with their rapid development will expand easily wrapping and turning it into a productive green park.
Bamboo Urban MetamorphosisThe bamboo plant is able to rebalance the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide atmospheric carbon, thereby helping to reduce the greenhouse effect. A bamboo plantation is able to capture up to 17 tons of carbon per hectare per year, an amount of about 40 times higher than that absorbed by a forest of the same size.
Bamboo Urban MetamorphosisThe module consists of bamboo canes from 4, 6, 8 cm in diameter and 25, 45, 60, 80, 160 cm long. It is in various forms: a Chair, a table, a bench, a tripod …etc. you get a homemade object, versatile allowing you to decorate the urban space according to your desire or need. Allows users whether they are citizens, tourists, workers and students to create, through independence from a tree or from a fixed, new space and self-managed in which movements are continuous, random and diverse.
Bamboo Urban MetamorphosisThe elevated area has several potential, such as passing trains produce wind, wind, rain Bay and its exposure to the South (always exposed to the Sun). By these features the choice of alternative energy systems that can exploit these capabilities such as: photovoltaics, located on South-facing, roadway piezoelectric energy, with the curtain that comes down from the elevated piezo and piezo forest reminiscent of bamboo and takes advantage of the wind of the port by the bending processes to produce clean energy.
Bamboo Urban MetamorphosisYou want to also take advantage of the wind produced by the passage of trains of the railway below through energy production by piezoelectric system. The cultivation of bamboo which, in addition to rinaturalizzare the area, has a strong ability to counter air pollution thanks to its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, thus helping to reduce the greenhouse effect.
Bamboo Urban MetamorphosisThe overpass of Genoa will become a cooperating system that will revolve around three main features: educational-educational path, with “guest” in bamboo, the infopoint for tourism, the coking areas, educational-recreational spaces, urban gardens. Courtesy of  OAM Architecture.
Bamboo Urban MetamorphosisLocation: Genova, Italy
Architects: OAM Architecture
Project Team: Diego Stefani architect, Chiara Fiore Architect
Year: 2013

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