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NOAH en Nueva Orleans, un diseño conceptual de ciudad flotante [E. Kevin Schopfer].

Diseñada por E. Kevin Schipfer, el Hábitat de Arquitectura Ecológica de Nueva Orleans [NOAH] es una propuesta urbana de arquitectura ecológica cuya filosofía se basa en la combinación de una estructura de gran escala urbana y sostenible, concretándose en este caso en una ciudad flotante. (Sab, 12 Sep 2020)
NOAH en Nueva Orleans, un diseño conceptual de ciudad flotante [E. Kevin Schopfer]. El Hábitat de Arquitectura ecológica de Nueva Orleans o NOAH [New Orleans Arcology Habitat] es una propuesta urbana de arquitectura ecológica realizada por E. Kevin Schipfer. El diseño alberga 40,000 personas en una plataforma flotante triangulada que incluye apartamentos, tres hoteles, tres casinos, espacio de retail, aparcamiento para 8,000 vehículos, instalaciones culturales, espacios públicos, equipamiento educativo e instalaciones sanitarias.



Nueva Orleans es una ciudad con ricas tradiciones e importancia estratégica. También es una ciudad con necesidades particulares, a corto y largo plazo, que deben ser encauzadas. Estas necesidades han sido dramatizadas en mayor medida debido a su localización, que la ha situado en conflicto directo con las fuerzas de la naturaleza provocando obvios impactos.
Si las predicciones del cambio climático global fueran remotamente ciertas, Nueva Orleans estaría ya en ese futuro escenario. Por tanto, Nueva Orleans tendría una oportunidad sin precedentes de establecer nuevos estándares creativos que solucionasen ambos problemas y a su vez ofrecieran una dirección que sirviera como prototipo o modelo para satisfacer las necesidades futuras de las ciudades costeras.






El proyecto propone una nueva fórmula de diseño urbano para Nueva Orleans. La escala, el presupuesto económico y la formación estructural de NOAH son elementos viables según las previsiones de crecimiento y de tecnología de hoy día. Existen las obvias consideraciones políticas y económicas que modificarían los límites actuales de esta propuesta. Este es un proyecto con un enorme potencial que da un paso más allá en las expectativas actuales para Nueva Orleans y otros lugares en el límite de la nueva era de las posibilidades de crecimiento urbano-. [E. Kevin Schopfer].







Texto en inglés.

The new orleans arcology habitat or -NOAH- is a proposed urban arcology by architect E. Kevin Schopfer. in its built capacity the design will house 40,000 persons within a triangulated floating platform that includes: residential units, three hotels, three casinos, retail space, parking for 8,000 cars, cultural facilities, public works, a district school system and health care facility.







NOAH is a proposed urban arcology [Architecture and ecology] whose philosophic underpinnings rest in combining large scale sustainability concentrated urban structures, and in this case, a floating city. NOAH is an ideal demonstration project for all the right reasons. New orleans is a city of both rich traditions and strategic importance. It is also a city with particular needs, both immediate and long term which must be addressed. these needs have been dramatized by the very nature of its location which has placed it in direct conflict with natural forces resulting in obvious impact. If global climate predictions are even remotely correct, new orleans is already that future scenario today. accordingly, new orleans has an unprecedented opportunity to set new creative standards which address both current issues and also offer distinct prototypical guidance to the future needs of coastal cities.

Location/ Site Specific.

In reviewing all the options and possible sites for NOAH, the most logical location is on the mississippi riverfront and adjacent to the central business district. the location specifically will occupy an undeveloped parking area with an extended connection to the audubon aquarium of the americas.

E. Kevin Schopfer: NOAH [new orleans arcology habitat].

The New Orleans arcology habitat or -NOAH- is a proposed urban arcology by architect E. Kevin Schopfer. In its built capacity the design will house 40,000 persons within a triangulated floating platform that includes: residential units, three hotels, three casinos, retail space, parking for 8,000 cars, cultural facilities, public works, a district school system and health care facility.

NOAH is a proposed urban arcology [architecture and ecology] whose philosophic underpinnings rest in combining large scale sustainability concentrated urban structures, and in this case, a floating city. NOAH is an ideal demonstration project for all the right reasons. New orleans is a city of both rich traditions and strategic importance. It is also a city with particular needs, both immediate and long term which must be addressed. These needs have been dramatized by the very nature of its location which has placed it in direct conflict with natural forces resulting in obvious impact. If global climate predictions are even remotely correct, new orleans is already that future scenario today. Accordingly, new orleans has an unprecedented opportunity to set new creative standards which address both current issues and also offer distinct prototypical guidance to the future needs of coastal cities.

Why a floating city?

There are three major challenges which must be overcome to be of significant advantage to new orleans. The first challenge is to overcome both the physical and psychological damages of recurring severe weather patterns. Though repopulation has begun, the need to provide a stabilized and safe environment is paramount to a long term recovery and economic well being of new orleans. The second challenge is that new orleans has too much water. The city has been built at and below sea levels which creates consistently high water table and makes it prone to flooding and storm surges. The third challenge is that new orleans is built on soil condition which consists of thousands of feet of soft soil, silt and clay. These conditions make building large scale concentrated structures difficult. Telieving that NOAH is a viable plan, our solution to overcome these challenges is to take advantage of these seemingly conflicting issues with the introduction of a floating urban platform.

Note: This proposal in no way suggests that ongoing water retention measures should be abandoned. Rather, a floating urban platform should be viewed as a complimentary venture.

Design brief / Exterior.

The triangle is inherently the most rigid of all structural framing systems. The system is designed to dissipate gravity and severe wind loads through an all-steel applied [eko skeleton] exterior frame and conventional internal framing methodology. Second, the triangle is an -open- frame configuration, dividing NOAH into three separate -towers- converging at the top. The intent of this open system is to allow all severe weather /winds to in effect -blow through- the structure in any direction with the minimum of massing interference. To further dissipate wind loads, the outer edges are curved and tilted. The -tower- surfaces, both flat and curved, would be outfitted with secured sliding hurricane panels forming a uniform exterior protective barrier skin.

Sustainability / Ecology.

NOAH is designed to expand the horizon of sustainability and will seek LEED certification. NOAH will eliminate the need for cars within the urban structure, and thus becomes a carbon neutral entity. Internal electric transport links, vertical and horizontal, create a pedestrian-friendly community. A wide range of passive and active provisions will be employed throughout the structure. Some of these elements are secured wind turbines, fresh water recovery and storage systems, passive glazing system, sky garden heating/cooling vents, grey water treatment, solar array banding panels, and river based water turbines.

Conclusion.

This is an exploration proposal which suggests a new urban design formula for new orleans. The scale, economic program, and structural formation of NOAH are all viable in today’s growth projection and technologies. There are obvious political and economic considerations which would adjust the current bounds of this proposal. This is a project of tremendous potential which pushes beyond current expectations for new orleans and places it in the forefront of the new age of urban growth possibilities.

Project credits.

* Design / concept: e. kevin schopfer AIA, RIBA.
* Executive architect: ahearn / schopfer associates, Boston, MA. cambridge seven sssociates, inc. cambridge, MA
* Associate architect: raymond c. bergeron, NCARB, New Orleans, LA.
* Visual: tangram 3DS, kittery, ME.
* Structural / mechanical: arup, boston, london.
* Foundation Consultants: acergy, new orleans, LA.

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2 de 27 de los participantes encontró que el siguiente comentario es útil:
DISE&Nntilde;O ARQUITECTÒNICO NOAH , 2009-09-05
Comentarios por: ARIEL ROITMAN LEVY
ES MUY BUENO
 
NO HAY DISE&Nntilde;O FUTURISTA MUY BIEN PENSADO EXCELENTE PRESENTACION, GRACIAS POR LA INFORMACION
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noah , 2009-09-22
Comentarios por: adelaf
el edificio
 
Horroroso artefacto, fuera de toda escala. No sé si tiene una razón de ser, es un generador de energía o algo, o al diseñador se le ha ido la olla con la estabilidad del tetraedro.Desde mi punto de vista ecológico es otra cosa. Eso parece artificioso.
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NOAH , 2009-11-22
Comentarios por: pedro
 
¿Quién utiliza el espacio interior? Los ventiladores no parecen lo suficientemente eficientes para su cometido, si es que este es el de airear el espacio interior, ni por el tamaño (capacidad) ni por sulocalización. No es explican estas cosas en el artículo y presentación. Estaria buena esta NOAH como como estructura atractor de una feria mundial. Desperdicio de espacio y dinero. ¿Como flota?
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0 de 41 de los participantes encontró que el siguiente comentario es útil:
NOAH , 2009-09-25
Comentarios por: roberto
roberto (estudiante arquitectura)
 
creo q es es un buen articulo por que nos abre la panoramica para darnos cuenta de es la era de "IR MAS ALLA" en Arquitectura. Un poco complejo pero creo q es una buena propuesta
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