A Symbiotic Relation of Cooperative Social Housing and Dispersed Tourism in Havana Vieja.


Development model and architectural prototypes.

A Symbiotic Relation of Cooperative Social Housing and Dispersed Tourism in Havana Vieja.


Development model and architectural prototypes.
Future architecture understands and uses the process of becoming better and sees it as an area yet to be fully profited by.
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  • # Social
  • # Environment
  • # Economy

Great cities are challenged with great problems. One of them is gentrification caused by mass tourism. Venice, Barcelona, Havana and many other great cities are becoming theme parks, and are no longer places to live in. Economic gain is weight against human values and those are confronted with the power of money and social fragilities which yet did not earn a price tag.

Architecture well set in the political, social and economic reality is able to find ways of reinventing connections and addressing said problems. Future models of development will find every step of the process from designing to building, living and working equally rich in tools that may grant the city and its inhabitants the necessary power to oppose outer forces harmful to the area’s social cohesion and well being and at the same time still allow for the economic potential of tourism to be harvested while invited on healthy terms, both for the visitor and the host.




Idea by

Iwo Borkowicz
Grodziska 5
Poznań
Poland
Iwo Borkowicz obtained a bachelor degree in Architecture and Urban Design at Artistic University of Poznań in Poland, he continued his education in Gent, Belgium at International Masters in Architecture and Sustainability at KU Leuven where he obtained a Master Degree.

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