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ve ral responses to unprecedented cond tions. Confronted by shifting densities and uncharted urban transformations, Verb Crisis tackles the conflict between the limits of architectural design and the demands on the 2 > pRouecTs > MADRID VERB > Inthe im evetoome! the resiconta fabric, ie many PAU's (Programas de Act ‘or areas of urban ike other PAU: [7 ineterin, generating age asphalt that are cerupted ony by: TH > MADRLO PERLPHERY AOPHY AND WYPERSISTEM Ecoboulevard Vallecas ecosistema urbano: Belinda Tato, vose Luis Vallejo, Diego Garcia-Setién The project for the Ecoboulevard of Vallecas might be defined as an urban recycling operation consisting of the following phases: the creation of three air trees/social animateurs; densification of the existing layout of trees; the reduction and creation of an asymmet- rical layout of vehicular traffic thoroughfares; and superficial inter- ventions in the existing urban tissue (perforations, infill, painting and so on) as a way of reconfiguring this particular part of the city. The project's departure point was the need to provide an immedi- ate solution to the problem, conscious as the architects were that the best endowment for a public space would be a dense, digni- fied grove of trees, something impossible to achieve via natural growth for another fifteen or twenty years. Therefore, this had to be an “emergency project” that would perform the same function as a mature grove of real trees. The architects devised a strategy of concentration, which intervenes in and refurbishes specific areas, in order to provide a more pleasant climatic conditions and thereby become the germ of a public space regeneration process. All aspects of the project are governed by environmental and sustainability criteria: the selection of materials, the use of alterna- tive forms of energy, acclimatization by passive systems, optimiza tion of resources; its social character, and the new asymmetrical layout of traffic thoroughfares. Three pavilions or “air trees,” act like temporary prostheses and support a wide variety of activities in the “non city.” They are light, collapsible structures, self-sufficient in energy terms, con- suming only energy captured through systems that accumulate photovoltaic solar energy. These systems must be used only until the stresses of inactivity and climatic conditioning have been cor- rected. Once disassembled, the pavilions’ former sites remain as clearings in the wood. Use of technology plays a decisive role in this project by adapting to a real, specific context. The architectural potential of technology lies in its reprogramming and combination with other elements to configure genuine architectural ready-mades; In this case, the employment of acclimatization techniques normally used in the agricultural industry. Thanks to the autonomy of the air trees, they are exportable objects that may be reinstalled in other con- texts that demand a process of urban activity regeneration.