The project provides living and working spaces that allow a site to function self-sufficiently through modes of production. These "moments" that are placed throughout a light industrial zone on the outskirts of Granada, Spain, break from archaic forms of the city both spatially and socially. The challenge of the site is that it harbours numerous urban processes: interests of residential developers, private industrial areas (fragrance and plastics production), oversized commercial shopping malls, agricultural land and terra incognita.
The project responds to these conditions with a series of main spaces: an open theatre, workshops, classrooms, laboratories, living quarters for local flora researchers and a trust fund that administrates profits generated on-site for reinvestment in its maintenance and new projects.
Each of these moments of production are linked to a complimentary architectural response. The architecture of these moments are fragile, able to transform and mutate for future uses and exist in parallel with nature.
Location of "10 Moments of Production" in Santa Juliana, Granada.
The proposed develoment (L) of the site by the city council is like an exhibition hall (M). Uses the same logic of charging more for exposed stalls which creates an inherent hierarchy. In contrast, the proposal (R) uses a landscape that distributes even rent-values.
Immaterial Capital, (detail): library and reading court.
Where knowledge is ex-changed. Citizen-specialists drop by to share expertise.
The working community performance. Indoor theatre with a retractable roof. Islands of nature mimic furniture. (Detail)
Real Capital, (detail): The user can donate a percentage of their weekly working hours to a project of their choice that benefits the community in general.
Resources from surrounding light industry transform workshops which are sewn in-between small houses.
A third element , a microclimate limits the living and working spaces. (Detail)
Reflexive Capital, (detail): Service > Advertising > Performance > Capital > Recapitalisation
Large advertising boards flank a major thoroughfare, neighbours (workers) show their services, their skill.
A portion of the revenue is fed back into the site's trust fund.
A reflective textile prevents cultivations from overheating. The boundary between inside (constructed space) and outside, doesn´t exist.
Air, light and program is exchanged. (Detail)
Hanging meeting rooms suspended above a garden street.