Temporary urban extension in a former landfill

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": Plan of proposal.

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    Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Europe team congratulated by head of the regional jury for Europe, Harry Gugger (far right)

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    Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Europe winning team from “ecosistema urbano”, Madrid (l-r): José Luis Vallejo, Diego García Setién, Belinda Tato, Jaime Eizaguirre, Michael Moradiellos

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": Night view of the new urban extension in a former landfill.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": Strategy plan for the next 25 years after renaturalization.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": Driver view.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": View from home.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": Bicycle lanes.

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    Cultural events.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": Information at the highway.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": Light industrialized housing.

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    Project entry 2008 Europe - "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill, Maribor, Slovenia": Detail: plan of proposal.

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    Belinda Tato, main author of the winning team of the Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Europe

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    Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Europe team member Belinda Tato

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    Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Europe team member José Luis Vallejo

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    Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Europe team member Diego García Setién

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    Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Europe team member Michael Moradiellos

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    Belinda Tato of Ecosistema Urbano, main author of the project "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill", Maribor, Slovenia.

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    Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Europe team member Jaime Eizaguirre

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    (l-r) Paloma Sobrini, Dean of Madrid's Collegue of Architecture; Luis Maldonado, Director of the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid; Alain Bourguignon, CEO of Holcim Spain; Belinda Tato, main author of the project "Temporary urban extension in a former landfill in Maribor, Slovenia", Ecosistema Urbano, Madrid.

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    Holcim Awards Silver 2008 Europe (l-r): Diego García Setién, José Luis Vallejo, Belinda Tato.

  • Awards Silver 2008–2009 Europe

With more waste than ever heading toward the incinerator, opportunities arise for former landfills to be put to new use. The Temporary urban extension in a former landfill harnessed the unlimited potential of its disused site. Its aim is to show how an area once recognized by its mounds of garbage can be re-naturalized into a living city quarter.

By Belinda Tato - ecosistema urbano, Madrid, Spain and

Ideas: Urban Requalification, Economic & Social Empowerment

With more waste than ever heading toward the incinerator, opportunities arise for former landfills to be put to new use. The Temporary urban extension in a former landfill harnessed the unlimited potential of its disused site.

Its aim is to show how an area once recognized by its mounds of garbage can be re-naturalized into a living city quarter.

Temporary urban extension in a former landfill

Project authors

  • Belinda Tato

    ecosistema urbano

    Spain

  • Diego García-Setién

    ecosistema urbano

    Spain

  • Constantino Hurtado

    ecosistema urbano

    Spain

  • José Luis Vallejo

    ecosistema urbano

    Spain

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