solar-panelled furniture ‘yuma lab’ rethinks the dynamics of cities

rEVIVing areas with inclined multifunctional urban buildings


Inside the city Magdalena, Colombia, ‘Yuma lab–The River Workshop’ by the CORHUILA College and ESAA and architects Taller Ciudad Portátil, El Sindicato Arquitectura, Katherine Bello Gómez, is an city intervention created up of five various prototypes that let the articulation of unique uses: viewpoint, agora, continue to be, picnic space, eating place, inn and dock. Composed of wooden buildings with solar panels the interventions are located in four distinct strategic places through the Plaza de la Gaitana and its surroundings. It raises the significance to collectively rethink the dynamics and interactions that make new city models. 


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very first inclined city intervention in the plaza de la Gaitana



4 collaborative, resting spaces FOR THE Group


Having city environment into thing to consider, The Plaza de la Gaitana and its surroundings, the designer’s respond to the general public constructions with diverse social demands. The very first job found in the Plaza has two city interventions composed of the repetition of a truss that produces the stands, seat, viewpoint and shadow. One particular intervention capabilities as a viewpoint in the direction of the Gaitana, and the other towards the Magdalena River.


In the center sq., by usually means of two trusses the construction creates furnishings for resting with a shaded table. Less than the trees together the river, two inclined platforms are placed by the river to enable buyers to have picnics, browse a reserve or consider a nap. Just about every of these city initiatives optimize the use of renewable energies, with USB charging points and studying factors with light by way of photo voltaic panels set up by renewable electricity engineering college students from CORHUILA and the enterprise Sunny Application.

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structural toughness of wooden trusses have the inclined plywood



moveable interactive constructions adhere to function as opposed to sort


Soon after defining the practical techniques, the variety, materiality and construction had been identified. Each and every intervention is built with wood trusses that structure and dimension the in general condition and style. Inclined plywood platforms and furniture of distinctive designs, measurements and hues establish the distinct things to do of each individual part of the intervention, and can be disassembled and assembled for other employs. 


On the roadway, a tactical urban arranging intervention was proposed by the artist Katherine Bello Gómez to make improvements to the link of the intervention area with the town. Last but not least, 3 facts pointers facilitate directions to customers who stop by the city home furnishings. The prefabrication was carried out in a few days via collaborative get the job done among college students, lecturers, collaborators and the group and the on-site assembly took a person day to comprehensive. 


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inclined plywood produce a stair-like composition with a lot of seating possibilities

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two city structures fill the plaza

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interactive inclined plywood

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inclined ways of wooden by the river supply various seating spots

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