Low Cost Void

A landscape without greenery. Given the huge dimension of the proposed park, one and a half times the Retiro Park, and given the “urban” condition required by the competition bases, complementary to the adjacent “forest park”, a strategic stance is taken: to liberate the site from any imposed master plan, leaving it empty and opening its future to any possible configuration. A long multi-purpose ring building enclosed a vast urban void and contains cultural, sports and leisure facilities. The project explores a poetic of emptiness and dis-programming as a possible urban structuring features in the contemporary city.