EUROPAN 16 - Living City
San Dona Veniezia / WINNER
13 Dec , 2021
The cities have always been the spiritual reflection of time. In ancient times, the city’s center was configured to carry political, cultural ideologies and foundational democracy which are fundamental aspects defining the society. In modern times, our culture, civilization, and built environment are facing another challenge on a global scale which is climate change and the degradation of nature. Hence, beyond creating solely a space for commercial, communal activities, restoring the urban ecology system in the city’s center is a defining feature that promotes nature-centric urbanization, and harmonious cohabitation between humans, nature, and other species. The relocation of the bus terminal presents an opportunity to reclaim the city’s center as a living and dynamic system that favors and stimulates socio-cultural networks of all kinds. As a philosopher, Clément Rosset said ”anti-nature is nature anti, a way of defining a thing by its natural opposite: the city posited as the opposite of nature. The city, hence, would be anti-artificial; it must then recover and once again find life, nature, animals, greenery, purity, calmness”.
Quartier West Backnang / Runner up
Entdeckt! Der Murrpark als anpassungsfähiger Lebensraum für Alle
The city as a park! Backnang West is more than a former industrial area on the river. Backnang West is a flood plain formed by the Murr and extends from slope edge to slope edge. A geographical unit with its logic, its processes and its adaptability. It is our suggestion to trust this existing geography and to take it seriously as a holistic park. This means, to think of the city quarter in terms of its landscape, its topography. More than a finished quarter, we are presenting an intervention strategy for a sustainable and changeable living space.
A conventional museum has been always conceived as an introverted object with an extravagant outer skin covering the chained enclosed spaces in which arts will be showcased and admired. The ribbon museum investigates a fundamental shift in museum typology. It aims to redefine the act of exploring by focusing on the outdoor experiences where the surrounding landscape will be in the center of attention. It will be an extroverted edifice which emphasizes the outdoor experience. Hence, the architectonic of the local landscape will be the main actor in the scene.
A fictitious ribbon is a generic attribute of urban form production. This concept is not a norm, but an urban state of exception that forces the generic to conform to the finite form of a location. The concept will manifest a global urbanscape through various site-specific interventions. Take this ribbon and place it above the Hanoian old town quarter, it will take the form of the roof’s topography and mutate into a sky pathway. Put the ribbon below the ground, it will turn softly into an urban ribbon that runs around the lake and alternatively goes up and down according to the existing urban structure. ...
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Taking on the challenge of negotiation with the authorities and the real estate investors.
The proposed scheme, therefore, seeks to determine an equilibrium between projective density and actual infrastructural capacity, a synergy rather than the rivalry between nature and architecture, while enhancing the cohabitation between collective memory and modern urban regeneration based on an ecological-oriented guideline.
If the future motorway A154 will be operated as the territorial backbone, the whole network of agricultural interventions will be functioning as the acupuncture practice. By focusing on narrow emergent points in the territory, it involves pinpointed interventions that create a positive ripple effect to transform the whole conglomeration of Pays de Dreux. Using green infrastructure to protect the inhabited zone from harmful effects of the future motorway. a(gri)puncture network in combination with green armature and soft mobility grid will be essential elements to harmonize the conflicts between the interfaces of different urban fabrics. A(gri)puncture is a progressive conversion of underused space into productive place.
is mentor of M32
Nov 20, 2018