Vertical Villette:

a Contemporary Response to The Green Archipelago

The premise of the design exercise for this project was to use Oswald M. Unger’s “The city in the City, Berlin: a green archipelago” as a theoretical and practical framework. HavingMedellin, Colombia, as a tropical and contemporary context, the premise also required the project to be a mixed use building ready to work as an archipelago of new “built islands” of ambiguous,  contradictory and diverse programs.

Finally, along with the Unger’s urban framework, the project asked: What would OMA’s Parc de la Villette look like if its programming was organized  vertically once again?  The result is a vertically organized, tropical city, within the city of  Medellin, Colombia

Sabrina Ramirez-Diaz

Originally from Tijuana, Mexico, Sabrina is a designer that has been based in Los Angeles since 2012.
She received her Bachelor of Architecture from  the University of Southern California School of Architecture and her Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.