RE-PERIMETRAL is an open ideas competition.
The contest goal is the reuse of the steel beams from the Perimetral elevated highway.
The Perimetral elevated highway contains 905 corten steel beams 40m long.
RE-PEPERIMETRAL contest absorbs half a century of the elevated highway‘s life, as a “caterpillar” that now mutates and is ready to fly.
The same components, the same material, now transformed by new ideas that will call upon this Rio that has not been born yet.
Things and Ideas
The main interest is the city transformation process.
The world Cup and the Olympics are transforming some of Rio de Janeiro’s structure, but the deeper transformation will be the renovation of ideas.
The components that make up a city are transitory, and their meaning corresponds to the thinking of each period. The values of each element change over time. A key to understand these meanings is the use that is given to them.
What gives them meaning?
What keeps them or transforms them?
We propose rethinking the transformation of Rio trough the demolition of the Perimetral elevated highway. An icon that has segregated the city center from the Guanabara’s Bay.
Reusing the Perimetral’s steel beams is also a suggestion of a new perspective over the city’s transformation: Reperimetralizar.
Perimetral elevated highway was born as a technical solution for a Rio the Janeiro that was modernizing to the automobile use.
Its demolition is part of a project to modernize the port area: Porto Maravilha
The question is: what’s the meaning of “modernize”?
What kind of city are we building?
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 17, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014.
Competition website: Visit website