Morar Carioca

Urban Planing

Client: Rio de Janeiro City Hall | Architect: Triptyque
Ground: +500 houses
City: Rio de Janeiro | Country: Brazil
Schedule: 2011

The possibility to intervene and change the fate of the favelas is an exceptional opportunity for all lovers of Brazilian cities and its people. Favelas, slums and shantytowns represent one third of the world population and are, therefore, a universal thematic. We must be prepared to meet this historic challenge.

The competition indirectly aims to answer to another great challenge of the contemporary city: the integration of the low-income population in the central areas of major cities.
Our team aims to answer in a cross and interactive way to the extraordinary complexity of transformations set up by involving the beneficiaries, real resources available. The rich human and cultural heritage of the communities should be able to occupy a privileged place in the realization of this project.

We propose a dynamic method based on the interaction and set parameters, allowing contextual specificities to influence over the final outcome. We seek to regenerate the favela, not to replace it. We cannot neglect the necessary improvements to be implemented in housing. To provide the means to regenerate the favela, it is essential to plan, thereby healing this chronic disease of modern societies.

From a detailed study of each context, we propose to identify intervention strategies developed in 11 main themes. We have chosen not to insist on any particular aspect. Each subtheme may prove to be, according to the context, the determining factor.

General Manager: Luiz Trindade | Credits: Triptyque