TARQUITECTOS were featured in ArchDaily earlier this summer, and we would like to re-visit their The Green Carceri design. The project has an excellent and simple concept by defining The High Line Park as an undeniable urban plant structure, which needs branches with “new shoots and buds”. The Green Carceri is one of these branches, developing an original shape, adapted function and seamless transition in the urban space. The building would provide a mixed use program to include “a botanical research center, library, residential area, and a suspended mass of vegetation in an urban green space.”
We would argue that this “growing life form” concept is quite strong for an urban planning strategy, and could entice economic developers to be persuaded to think differently. Projects like this would provide people with a more desirable location, instead of those LEED designed residential buildings which already seem inadequate.