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Fun as building material | Marielyst STRAND, competition proposal by Kristine Jensen and Ecosistema Urbano

Category: ⚐ EN+colaboraciones+competitions+creativity+design+ecosistema urbano+landscape+urbanism

Marielyst is a small town in the south of Denmark well known for being one of the most popular holiday locations on the Baltic Sea. Since the beginning of XX century its 20 km of white sand beaches attracted an increasing number of seasonal tourists, up to host nowadays 6000 summer houses in its area. The spatial configuration of Marielyst appears chaotic and it’s lacking of a recognisable identity; the main element of the urban structure is the principal street, a traffic vein that allows people to reach the heart of the small town, and from which secondary narrow streets start connecting every single wooden house. The subject of Marielyst competition was finding and providing a spatial organization to this place in order to structure an urban articulation among its parts. Moreover, an important feature to be considered in this site’s revitalization was the “beachy” atmosphere of Marielyst, its main character.

As usual, we worked with a multidisciplinary and international team, with the Danish landscape Office Kristine Jensen, after being chosen among 4 other finalists.

plan

Plan

Our proposition started from the identification of the land’s shape, which changed its configuration many times until the present. In the past, the island of Falster -where Marielyst is located- was composed by three smaller islands and was crossed by water; the area had been also flooded and remained swampy for many years, until the late 1800, when it was drained. Inspired by this ancient situation, we conceived the idea of   “Delta“, a sinuous and porous path that connects the dynamic activities of urban space with the relaxed atmosphere of a beach context.

Summer time

Summer time

The landscape project focuses on the valorization of the great quality of the natural elements that characterize the site -pines, sea, sand dunes, dike, grass- making them stand out very clearly. The concept of  “Delta” appears with the intention of spreading many accesses to these natural landmarks, connecting them through physical and conceptual paths. The Delta structure allows to pull the beach ambience in the urban space, both melted in a fluid unity; the achievement of this atmosphere is possible by choosing very soft and discreet materials to create paths and furniture elements, by substituting the current asphalt with tracks, marks and signs that simplify integration between the two ‘souls’ of the place.

winter time

Witer time

We elaborated one of the main aspects of Marielyst STRAND proposition, the activity plan. “Let it be fun!” is the motto we’ve chosen to summarize our idea to regenerate this area, being certain that the requalification of an urban space could not disregard the involvement of people in making the place alive.

The activity plan during daytime

The activity plan during daytime

Activity plan for the night

Activity plan for the night

We’ve developed a series of entertaining and bizarre urban objects and we have settled them in the Marielyst area in order to provide several activities aimed to reinvigorate the site during summer as well as winter time. We have tried to get inspired by the surrounding environment to elaborate ideas that allow people to appreciate the visible and the invisible natural local elements.

catalogue

Catalogue

Our proposition for Marielyst urban contest mainly consisted in designing urban objects strictly connected with natural elements that characterize the site, like rich vegetation, long beaches, fresh water and strong wind. The objective of our urban design strategy for Marielyst was to transform this ordinary beach on the Danish coast in a unique and very attractive site that could easily become a reference point for people who want to spend funny holidays in sustainable way.

Catalogue

Catalogue

The catalogue includes elements to enjoy the view of landscape from above (the watching tower, the balloon in the sky); elements integrated in the vegetation that allow to take advantage of its amenity in an unconventional way (the hammocks, the spider net, the hanging chairs, the fireplace); objects that transform the beach in a big playground (the playful tower, the oversized playground); objects that use wind to catch its power and transform it into energy (the windmill lamp) or just exploit its strength to create ephemeral landmarks (the wind fish, the wind parade).

Catalogue

Catalogue

Other elements are mobile and contribute to constantly change the configuration of the place, like the rolling cabins -temporary supports for sport activities or refreshment bars-, or the vehicles on wheels, a kind of elaborated bikes that could be used to move along the city and create temporary stages, movable slides, or on the road benches. Moreover a big attention is given to the socializing areas, as the rooftop terrace of an existing building along the main street, the picnic area or the water cloud, a playful object very useful to refresh atmosphere during sunny days of Baltic summer.

Catalogue

Catalogue

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Ecosistema Urbano in the winning team for Albertslund Syd

Category: ⚐ EN+colaboraciones+competitions+ecosistema urbano

Last year, 2011, when we moved to Hamar and started working for the new Stortorget, we had the opportunity to meet Vandkunsten, the danish office responsible for the design of the new Culture house in Hamar. We then started to know more about their work and different and interesting projects.Albertslund Syd recreationFrom this encounter, we cooperated together for the competition of Albertslund Syd, an intervention for the renovation of 1.000 courtyard houses in Copenhagen. The team also included other companies and professionals as Wissenberg, Transolar, Lise Gamst, Imagine Envelope, etc. The task was to develop the best suggestion for the renovation of the houses and to provide ideas for the urban architectural vision for improving Albertslund Syd.

Albertslund Syd diagrams

Last week we found out we have won the competition. We are very excited about this, and we are looking forward to start this new cooperation!

Albertslund Syd diagrams 2

The full report with jury evaluations is available at  www.masterplansyd.dk and at the website of the Albertslund Kommune.

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Climate Change Adaptation in Kokkedal

Category: ⚐ EN+colaboraciones+concursos+eu:live

We are very pleased to announce that Ecosistema Urbano has been pre-qualified to participate in the competition “Klimatilpasning i Kokkedal” (Climate Change Adaptation in Kokkedal, 30km North of Copenhagen, Denmark). We participate together with Spectrum Arkitekter (DK) and Tyréns (SE) and with an expert panel consisting of: Morten Elle (U.S.), Territorial Studio (FR), Street Movement (DK), Soren Hansen and Steffen Aarfing (DK).

klimatilpasning

This competition is a collaboration between Realdania Fredensborg Municipality, Realdania, Local and Construction Fund and the public housing companies in Kokkedal.  The challenge is to explore new possibilities for local management of stormwater and flooding and how to combine it with recreational areas ​​and new active sites, new places for citizens to meet.

Image credits: Spectrum Arkitekter

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#followcreative | boamistura

Category: #follow+#followcreative+⚐ ES+colaboraciones+dreamhamar

De nuevo viernes, día de #followfriday por twitter, y un buen momento para conocer gente o ideas nuevas antes de cerrar otra semana de trabajo. Hoy, dentro de la serie #followcreative, os presentamos un colectivo de jóvenes artistas que nos tienen fascinados desde hace tiempo con su trabajo, y con los que hemos tenido el placer de colaborar recientemente: boamistura.

boamistura

Nacieron como colectivo a finales de 2001 en Madrid, y su trabajo abarca desde las tendencias más evolucionadas del graffiti y la pintura mural en las calles, a la ilustración, el diseño gráfico o la pintura de estudio, todo ello con una enorme variedad de registros y situaciones distintas. El propio nombre —del portugués “buena mezcla”— ilustra la diversidad de puntos de vista y estilos que componen el grupo, formado por artistas procedentes de diferentes campos como la arquitectura, la ingeniería de caminos, las bellas artes y la publicidad, pero con muchas otras cosas en común: la calidad de su trabajo, el compromiso social y cultural que subyace en toda su obra y el amor por el graffiti, el color y la vida. Como dicen ellos: 5 cabezas, 10 manos, un solo corazón.

boamistura

En septiembre de este año tuvimos el privilegio de verles trabajar en directo sobre la plaza Stortorget en Hamar, el primer trabajo que hacían en ese soporte y con esa extensión, y que transformó un aparcamiento en una plaza tras apenas tres días de intenso trabajo sobre 1500 m² de asfalto.

proceso de pintado de Stortorget

proceso de pintado de Stortorget

pintura acabada

Podéis ver más fotos del proceso y el resultado en la galería de Flickr de dreamhamar.

Os invitamos a visitar su impresionante porfolio,  y a seguirles en Facebook y en Twitter.

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re:move final release

Category: ⚐ EN+art+colaboraciones+eu:abierto+events

re:move final release [http://www.move2digital.net/en/index.html]

fernando casás [http://www.fernandocasas.es] intervention uses leds put together by francis naranjo [http://www.francisnaranjo.blogspot.com] in a mural outside expocoruña exhibition centre [http://www.expocoruna.com]

fernando casás launches the first of the series of leds which have been set by francis naranjo in a display unit outside expocoruña trade centre.  his work _despois de m/arte_,  is a contribution to the collective works titled _re:move final release_

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Green State of Mind. When all is said and done, more is said than done

Category: ⚐ EN+colaboraciones+eu:abierto+sustainability

In this week’s post I would like to continue my reflections on sustainability by asking where we actually stand ourselves in the face of climate change? How are we prepared to accept neccesary restrictions and unavoidable change?

Well, the majority of people still do very little. Yet this should not make them feel guilty because a real change in climate change is not about guilt and expiation. On the contrary, mistakes and errors are natural milestones in the search for new solutions, they show us what we have overlooked and what we could do better and more intelligently. continue reading

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Nano Vent Skin, los edificios cambian su "piel"

Category: ⚐ ES+arquitectura+colaboraciones+sostenibilidad+tecnologías


De manos del diseñador mejicano Agustín Otegui nos llega ésta maravilla que utiliza la nanotecnología en pro de la eficiencia energética.

Se llama NanoVent Skin y como puede intuirse por el nombre consiste en modificar la superficie o “la piel” de los edificios con un sistema de nanoturbinas que se alimentan de energía solar y que se encargan de eliminar C02 de la atmosféra gracias a que la superficie está imprengada de micorroganismos que se alimentan de el.

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Twixt Winds and Billows. Sustainability in the Built Environment

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+colaboraciones+sustainability



“The storm is master. Man, as a ball, is tossed twixt winds and billows.”
Friedrich Schiller

The destruction of the natural bases for our lives and the consequences of this represents one of the greatest challenges for the 21st century. Given the fact that none of this is new, but has been debated for a long time, we have to wonder whether fresh disasters really are needed to cause a genuine change in our approach? Unfortunately history teaches us that human being really are not long-term planners, but respond almost exclusively to crises. continue reading

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Aparcamiento vertical de bicicletas

Category: ⚐ ES+colaboraciones+sostenibilidad+urbanismo

Cada vez son más habituales los carriles bici en las ciudades, pero también abundan cada vez más los robos de algunas de sus partes. Es por ello que a un joven diseñador de Bahrein se le ha ocurrido diseñar éste parking de bicicletas vertical


Abhinav Dapke ha sido el diseñador al que se le ha ocurrido ésta brillante idea para maximizar el espacio en las vías urbanas y permitir que los usuarios de bicicletas aparquen sus bicis de forma segura.
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Arquitectura dinámica

Category: ⚐ ES+arquitectura+colaboraciones+sostenibilidad


Aunque parezca ciencia ficción, no lo es. El arquitecto italiano David Fisher es el creador del prometedor proyecto Dynamic Architecture. Como su propio nombre indica, se trata de arquitectura dinámica. Pero edificios que se mueven con un objetivo; autosatisfacer sus necesidades energéticas.

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