“Transforming the critical issue of flooding into a resource for the community”
Project description by jury
Finding effective water and flood management strategies is critical for the province of Chaco, Argentina which is affected by extreme rainfall and related flooding events. This proposal, resulting from a multidisciplinary and multiscale design effort, attempts to offer water infrastructure for the city of Resistencia that goes beyond merely solving an environmental problem. Located in a territorial void of a peripheral area, the urban dike proposed by the project is conceived not only as a hydric platform but also as a social catalyst for the city. The artificial water basin is equipped with a series of modular structures adaptable to different uses that create various leisure scenarios according to the water level. A band of vegetation surrounding the infrastructure is placed as a transition area between the water and the adjacent urban fabric.