City and music park

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The city and music park, is a project that responds to the National Contest of Preliminary Projects in Comodoro Rivadavia.

Ilustración / Illustration: Arq. EPDP Silvia Monguillot, Arq. EPDP Estefanía Rodríguez, Arq. Victoria Monguillot y Arq. Gabriel Elías Fernández.

Located in the arid landscapes of the Argentine Patagonia, the uneven natural topography of the site in an east-west direction, defined singular formal characteristics that were taken up again to understand and design the formal structure of the parks. Thus, the hills that fall towards the sea shape the soil that supports 4 programmatic systems whose combination structures the park: I- Cultural promenade. II- Viewpoint boulevard. III- Sound promenade. IV- Musical Guanacos.

Ilustración / Illustration: Arq. EPDP Silvia Monguillot, Arq. EPDP Estefanía Rodríguez, Arq. Victoria Monguillot y Arq. Gabriel Elías Fernández.

Among grasses and forests, the open sky reappears, and with it, the scenery of pauses with views of the most impressive natural and patrimonial landscapes of the area. The arid Patagonian landscape defined the choice of plants, materials, textures and colors that resulted in a design that invites visitors to learn about the flora, fauna, soils and climate of the place in an educational and playful way that combines a beautiful and musical experience with a sound promenade of three elements (wind, water and earth) that permeates and humanizes our park, offering the opportunity to enter into the natural landscape. Thus, the “wind section” offers a series of structures that work with the wind to produce a variety of sound experiences.

The “water section”, on the other hand, are mirrors designed to contemplate a rhythmic musical composition through the flowing, falling and dripping of water, and lastly, the “earth section” proposes floor materials that generate an amusing variety of sounds when stepped on (or rolled on). In another route, the “musical Guanacos” appear in a sort of deconstructivism. These large-scale musical installations constitute the landmarks or special places of the park while also allowing an innovative sensory interplay by using the wind and the body to produce sounds. The name and scale of this installation is based on the fact that these objects evoke the presence of an oil well valve, also known as a pumping unit, stork or guanaco.

Ilustración / Illustration: Arq. EPDP Silvia Monguillot, Arq. EPDP Estefanía Rodríguez, Arq. Victoria Monguillot y Arq. Gabriel Elías Fernández.

The design of this park is defined by some elements of land-art, while playing with the natural environment of the place, on the basis
of the topographic re-interpretation and the work of the scenic levels. Some elements of pre-existing plant relics and the unique range of greenish-grayish and other colors of these landscapes were rescued, and the industrial cultural image that takes center stage with the imposing tanks of YPF was highlighted.

“Thus, was born the idea of a musical park that uses the winds to play with sound”.

Comodoro Rivadavia es una región donde los vientos predominantes constituyen el mayor reto o dificultad para pensar actividades al aire libre. Así nace la idea de un parque sonoro que utiliza los vientos para jugar con el sonido, adentrarse en la naturaleza del paisaje y resaltar el valor de los paisajes patrimoniales acercándonos a nuestro objetivo principal, que sin lugar a duda fue crear parques de escala tan urbana como humana,
que operen a favor de las personas, su felicidad, salud y calidad de vida, valorando sus paisajes naturales, culturales y sociales para restaurar una nueva imagen de impronta industrial, cargada de implicaciones simbólicas y permitiendo movili- dades accesibles y programas inclusivos en un área donde la ruta nacional (bordes más importantes del sistema de parque) fragmenta, divide y vulnera toda posibilidad de acceso al predio en la actualidad.

Ilustración / Illustration: Arq. EPDP Silvia Monguillot, Arq. EPDP Estefanía Rodríguez, Arq. Victoria Monguillot y Arq. Gabriel Elías Fernández.

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