Morro Santa Teresa, an area of 87 hectares, is knitted into the urban fabric of the city. At
present, the area contains media installations, a social reintegration institution for young
people, a home for elderly poor and a football sports center. It is an urban area subject to constant social tension due to these buildings, facilities and upper class residences being closely located to low income neighbourhoods. The proximity to Gua?ba Lake provides the site a physical and visual landmark, which makes it one of the most significant areas of the city of Porto Alegre.
The view of the historic center of the city along with the rich landscape that opens up from
the highest point of the area makes Morro Santa Teresa a strategic spot for formulating innovative proposals that take into consideration urban scales at the street, neighbourhood and city levels.
It is expected that the projects submitted for the International Student Competition will propose answers to the complex reality described above, especially in relation to:
? Interconnection of the territory with the surroundings and between parts within the territory itself – the road structure, morphology of adjacent centers, relationship with vegetation areas, view of the city and Gua?ba Lake, etc.;
? Informal occupation within the area (slums);
? Preservation and enhancement of the vegetation;
? Preservation and enhancement of the area’s architectural elements of historic and cultural value.
Participants are free in what way they wish to present their ideas/designs/plans, there are however some guidelines:
The work should be submitted in PDF format to the following e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org together with the following supplementary documents:
? Registration Form and Assignment of Copyright Agreement, completed and signed by each author;
? Proof of the authors’ student status;
? Copy of proof of registration/payment to the 54th IFHP World Congress 2010 from one member of the team.
Please send the supplementary documents by digital means at the same time the work is submitted.
The Organizing Committee of the 54th IFHP World Congress 2010 will send each team participating in the competition an e-mail confirming receipt of the project and supplementary documents.
Register by: 08-30-2010 / Submit by: 10-01-2010