12 July 2012
Ooze has been allocated the international research grant form The Netherlands Architecture Fund (SFA) for the research project ÀGUA CARIOCA.
ÀGUA CARIOCA proposes to analyze the potentialities for natural, self-sufficient and decentralized small-scale water management in informal settlements by means of two case studies in Rio de Janeiro. The research will result in an innovative design proposal for a pilot project in the Maré district, integrating a closed water cycle into its social, spatial and ecological context.This study and other related projects realized by OOZE in various cities in Europe will be exhibited at the CAU (Centro de Arquitetura e Urbanismo do Rio de Janeiro) in December this year. With this exhibition about ÀGUA CARIOCA and a publication in the form of a magazine, we aim to create heightened public awareness for the potential of such alternative systems and hope to raise funding to implement and realize this pilot project in 2013.