The development of low-cost, high-rise housing units is extremely challenging. Housing is the raw material of the urban, and, therefore, the subject of developers’ day-to-day work. Due to the familiar nature of the program, innovation becomes truly disruptive. This challenge formed the basis for the event Disruption Days NY 2020, in which Gómez Platero was invited to participate together with nine other Latin American architecture firms.
The design brief called for designing a prototype that could face a new world of possibilities within the accessible high-rise housing market, on a 10,000 sqm plot of a medium-sized Latin American city, with a maximum price of USD 50,000 per unit.
As well as getting to know the vision that leading Latin American architectural firms have for the future through their specific designs, the purpose of the event was to integrate international best practices, foster discussion between the participants, generate new ideas within the realm of real estate, and become acquainted with global innovation practices that may be applicable in Latin America.
The research shares the solution we came up with, where we explain our value added proposal.
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