MaCT The Responsive City – Final Presentations
The final presentations of the The Responsive City Design Studio of the Master in City & Technology, led by Senior Faculty Areti Markopoulou and Guest Faculty Bruno Moser (Foster + Partners) with the assistance of MAA Coordinator Marco Ingrassia, were held on the 21st of June at IAAC.
There, to discuss the proposals, were IAAC Academic Coordinator Mathilde Marengo, IAAC InnoChain Phd Candidate Angelos Chronis, IAAC Theory Advisor Manuel Gausa, IAAC Urban Sciences Lab Director Willy Müller, the Local Advisor Hemant Purohit, Anupama Kundoo of Anupama Kundoo Architects and Luis Fraguada of BAD – Built by Associative Data.
The aim of the MaCT design studio was to define visions and design proposals for the Worli BDD Chawl, a 27 hectares residential district located in Mumbai, India. The area has already been the object of a design competition finalized to the demolition of the existing buildings and the construction of a high-density multifunctional district.
The design studio has been supported by a Seminar on Augmented Reality, led by Angelos Chronis, which focused on the integration of augmented and virtual reality interfaces in the analysis, design and management of the urban environment.
There were two proposals from the students: Adaptive Neighborhood – by Mohit Chaugule, Chiara Dall’Olio, Caglar Gokbulut, Rahul Pudale, Chenghuai Zhou – which envisions a responsive system in the neighborhood that will make the space adapts to activities; Collective Microgrid – by Ilkim Er, Mayra López, Seda Tugutlu and Sherine Zein – aiming to involve citizens’ participation in an energy productive ecosystem, creating a model for new energy self-sufficient and productive neighborhoods.
The Master in City & Technology focusses on the needs for the habitability of the 21st century cities and the significant role of technology for the formation of the new urban environments. IAAC proposes this new Master program oriented in training Change Makers that City Government Administrations, the Industry and Communities need in order to develop projects for the transformation of the cities.