PROJECTS
Simón Diaz Center Competition2010
Third prizeCaracas, Venezuela

 

Casa Borges is located on the crest of a hill in eastern Caracas that is today surrounded by the slum community of Petare. Its transformation into a cultural, recreational and educational center represents an important opportunity to better respond to the community´s social ills which include violence among youth, elevated school dropout rates and adolescent pregnancies.

 

The project embraces sustainable architecture principles by incorporating recyclable materials, urban agriculture and the reuse of rain water accumulated on the roof to irrigate vegetation and communal gardens. The project proposes a series of walkways that foreground the landscape and function as extended thresholds that allows visitors to enjoy a moment of transition between the exterior context and the new cultural spaces in Casa Borges. Four access points fiscally integrate the center with its surroundings.

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