nakazaki revitalization masterplan – 中崎の活性化プロジェクト (proposal)



Nakazaki cho, located near Umeda, the center of Osaka city, is a low rise house district that survived the bombings of the WW II and dates from the beginning of the Showa period with some of the buildings being more than one hundred years old. This project proposes a revitalization of the area inviting visitors to its street and creating architectural moments that would bring a new life to the area, not touching or destroying any of the heritage.

I propose a Palimpsest contrary to the “demolish – build new” way of urban reshaping used in Japan. I propose the preservation of memory and place by blending and connecting the flows of the city from new to old making a progressive passage between time and place.

About alexandre vicente

born in 1985, is a portuguese architect with a master degree by the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa with the thesis Surveillance and Frontier, Museum in the Second Line of Defense of Jurumenha between 2010 and 2012 worked at rc+jv arquitectos in some public competitions and made short collaborations with barbini arquitectos and chp arquitectos. in 2010 is the winner of the Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa 2010 student competition with a project for Cova da Moura. in 2012 wins the SECIL Universities Award 2011

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