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Passing time, passing through

"As we set up new occupation dynamics and use of territory from a new transport connection, we have its evolution marked by very different stages and scales. From the appropriation of space by users to the development and consolidation of a new environment, we work with a new regional relationship created by the LRT station. The building of an new station opens an access to all the others stations the city. We open a metropolitan gate.

We’re thinking about the time of our project, but not only the time to plan and build it. If we think about the different projects who are necessary in the construction process of the Agincourt and Palmdale stations, we can notice that the different times addressed by the plans and projects are necessary to define what kind of regulations we must adopt to make our design from a plan to a reality.  

The sedimented time of the existing urban fabric is an important axis in which we will think our project. We must understand that we are working on a suburban environment and therefore, we should respect its formal aspects. We are also speaking from a personal perspective and an everyday life of its inhabitants. We can change the time of accessing places by improving the permeability between the blocks, making the private open spaces turning into public, creating new fi elds in wich we can design new public spaces and fulfi ll the community needs. These kind of smaller moves can create new affective spaces, qualifi ed paths that represent new experiences."

(do memorial de projeto)

Concurso internacional de ideias "Toronto: middle city passages". 

Promotores: Municipality of Toronto / Metrolinx /University of Toronto / IVM 

Ano: 2015 

Autores: Alessandro Muzi, Joel Bages Sanabra, Mariana Wilderom, Marlon Longo.