Group Project Quarry Patterning

  • Aurelie Frolet, M.Arch. 2018
    Caroline Niederpruem, M.Arch. 2018
  • Class

    ARCH 5115 Core Design Studio V
  • Instructor

    Associate Professor Jeremy Foster
    Visiting Critic Julian Palacio

Bosque de Maria, in Bogotá, Colombia, is an abandoned, privately owned quarry site — a potential gateway to the city's eastern mountain range, the Cerros Orientales, as well as ground for development. Quarry Patterning proposes the establishment of ecological, vegetation growth, and construction development zones. Low-density, low-rise, incremental housing units are placed along the periphery, while high-rise, high-density development acts as rock-catchment infrastructure across the site's most exploited quarry walls. An intermediary zone of both typologies, created at the heart of the site, addresses major ecological initiatives of the plan, depicting the potential for integrated housing, soil regeneration, and landscaping initiatives.

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