Function: Shipyard, fisherman labor union, and canning factory
Site location: Sengshi islands.
City and date of birth: Madrid, 6/September/1990
University / Institution : Universidad de Alcalá
Tutors: Cristina Jorge Camacho, Héctor León López.
The project is located on Gouqi island, belonging to Shengshi islands (located on Shangai, China). This islands had suffered from a whole desconection and had been isolated from industry and business development. The western islands had become an important focus of engineering and commercial node. Meanwhile, on eastern islands (like Gouqi), inhabitants live for the subsistence fishing and only export raw material. The port of the most important city in the island has enough measure for shelting a local industry, but it hasn’t means and infraestructure necessaries for this matter. That’s why the project is located here.
First of all, the project pretends to restore all the port and nearbies with new docks for fishing boats and their organization. Furthemore, the creation of a new canning industry that can export a better product than raw matter (like fish cans). This would reactivate the island economy and it would create new jobs for the inhabitants of Gouqi. The third aim of the proyect is to create a turistic place for the accomodation of the tourist of the island (more of 100.000 fishing tourst go every year to Sengshi Islands).
Finally, the project pretends to create a Shipyard in order to improve the quality of the boats and fix the worst fishing ships and teach the craft of fishing with a fishing school. In order to do that is necessary to destroy 30 houses of fishermen, but it is considerated as something neccesary. Due to this situation, the project provides housing for the fishermen and families that have seen their houses destroyed.
Author: Jorge Martín