DECAY:GROWTH | An Urban Renewal Study
Pathways, as important as the city skeleton, are the networks that physically and mentally shape the urban image. However, the pathways of the megalopolis Metro Manila has overgrown resulting to various disturbances and disconnections in this image – triggering behavioral disturbances and conflicts among the population and activities, and subsequently driving to the decay of the urban system. Due to the myriads of events happening in the pathways, the current channel system itself has theoretically become an amalgamation of elongated nodes, landmarks, edges, and districts which accomplish the qualifications of a city picture in basis on the elements distinguished by the prominent urban planner Kevin Lynch. The project proposes a creation of an improved city in the pathways of EDSA (Pioneer Avenue to Buendia Avenue) through architectural interventions in a technological format responsive to the current events which aims to revolutionize the pathway system of Megalopolis Metro Manila.
- Thesis Proposal