The workshop was held in collaboration between the School of Architecture of NTUA and the university of PUCE, in Quito, capital of Ecuador. Our workshop examined alternative planning procedures and strategies around the urban fabric in theory and in practice. A strategic goal was the interaction with the city itself and the collaboration with various local agents. In addition, the organization and diffusion of the laboratory outcome was meant to reach the general public, in the context of Habitat III (the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development), Quito (October 17-20.
In this context, our workshop addressed the community of Chamanga, which belongs to the region that was devastated by the earthquake that hit the country in April 16, 2016. Our workshop’s topic was Chamanga’s area which was deemed high risk for any type of new construction and were the new public space of the community was allocated .
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