Service Points: Public Facility Towers – Rethinking and Rematerializing Contemporary Infrastructures
Ángela Ferrero, Bélen Pizarro & Seizen Uehara - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Design (FAUDI), Córdoba, Argentina
Service points as ephemeral infrastructures for immediate and permanent responses in the context of cities' crisis.
How should infrastructures be today?
In a context in which cities grow faster and faster, without planning and where the benefits of the city are for a few, we believe that it’s necessary to re-materialize sustainable construction and rethink which should be the role of infrastructures in the present and future of cities.
Talk about sustainable construction does not only mean thinking about high-cost energy saving technologies or large global interventions, but also considering the feasibility of functional changes of the same infrastructure and involving people as a starting point for the project. In other words, it must provide a multi-scalar response: from large energy generating infrastructures to smaller-scale infrastructures that have direct access to people.