The vision for the cloud is the creation of urban hybrid architecture. It is a mixture of public and private functions with flexible spaces providing room for a multitude of planned and unplanned activities. The project consists of two main parts. At ground level there is a base designed as an open plaza, which serves as a recreational area supporting an area related to physical activities such as football, swimming, climbing and outdoor fitness zone.Dwellings and public functions are distributed throughout the cloud and connected by a single path serving as a fluid and continues spine throughout the building. The intention is a symbiotic spatial organization where the different functions act together to form a synthesis, hybrid architecture, the Favela Cloud.
The cloud concept derives from the vision to create an urban cobogó. It becomes a structure that provides shading for a public space, which is otherwise directly exposed to the sun. The idea is based on the elevation of the building volumes into a spatial organization over the football court. The structure will work as an active element enhancing the urban space beneath it.
View of the cobogó inspired building skin
The move is made possible by a highly complex skin acting as a framework to support the platforms containing the various programs. The skin wraps the hybrid program of the cloud and act as shading for the spaces underneath.
Cloud plan level 02
Cloud plan level 01