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Zaha Hadid estrena su propio blog

Category : ⚐ ES + arquitectura + hallazgos


Parece que esto de los blog crece, crece y crece. Descubro hoy que desde unos pocos dias Zaha Hadid se ha apuntado al carro de la web 2.0 estrenando su propio blog: www.zahahadidblog.com.
Los contenidos de su blog son en realidad de los autores de la rivista digital de design: dezeen.

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El blog entra en technorati

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El blog de [ecosistema urbano] entra en Technorati, probablemente el agregador de blogs mas importante de toda la blogsferra.
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Nueva sección de enlaces a blogs de interés

Category : ⚐ ES + hallazgos

Hoy estrenamos dos nuevos enlaces. Se trata de los blogs de dos personas que nos parecen muy interesantes.
El primero es el blog epulare de Jorge García de la Cámara, responsable del Área de Culturas y Tecnologías Emergentes de EsArq. Desde su pagina llegamos al blog de Juan Freire un biologo con una interesante discurso critico sobre la ciudad contemporánea y las nuevas tecnologías.

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Ecosistema Urbano wins West Palm Beach Design Competition!

Category : ⚐ EN + ⚐ ES + ⚐ IT + architecture + city + competitions + design + ecosistema urbano + news + sustainability + urbanism + work in progress

We are very happy to announce that our project Open Shore is the winning proposal of Shore to Core, the international design competition to reimagine downtown West Palm Beach as a dynamic, resilient waterfront city! We are thrilled with the great reception that the project has had, and eager to continue its development side by side with the people and the institutions of West Palm Beach.

Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA) today announced Open Shore by Ecosistema Urbano as the winning proposal for the Shore to Core waterfront design competition. The Shore to Core competition invited international designers, planners and architects to envision what the future of the West Palm Beach waterfront could look like over the next 20 to 30 years, taking factors including populations, economies and the environment into account. The winning proposal will serve as a “vision board” for the city’s future, providing a starting point and framework to help the city adapt and make the most of the waterfront.

Ecosistema Urbano | Open Shore | Rain Plaza

Selected from a pool of over 40 international teams and two finalists, Ecosistema Urbano’s winning proposal envisions a healthier and more resilient downtown and waterfront for West Palm Beach—a keystone city in southern Florida with a growing population of people in their 20s and 30s, as well as large Black and Hispanic populations. The competition proposals imagine new amenities that reflect the city’s emerging populations, and Shore to Core’s organizers believe that design is a crucial tool for tackling these evolving needs. The initiative included public consultation, and this input played a role in the jury’s decision-making process.

Ecosistema Urbano | Open Shore | Strolling on the Waterfront

Ecosistema Urbano’s winning design answers Shore to Core’s call for a comprehensive, forward-thinking urban plan to make West Palm Beach’s waterfront a year-round destination for locals and visitors alike. The proposal includes what could be the first public bioclimatic domes in the U.S. adorned with hanging gardens. These domes create climatically comfortable spaces 365 days a year, thereby supporting a more socially cohesive city.

The proposal also illustrates how the city’s Banyan Garage could be upcycled into a mixed-use building with both public- and private-sector roles featuring adaptive climates suitable for a range of activities, including a farmers market, coworking spaces, and skyline viewing platforms. Additional amenities include vibrant thematic alleyways—with such features as a rock climbing wall, interactive exhibition space, and immersive foliage—that harness the cultural values and experiences unique to West Palm Beach, while also providing shade and introducing new elevated programming spaces

 

 

Ecosistema Urbano will present their proposal to the WPB CRA board in May 2017. The CRA board will identify priority projects within the Banyan Garage and downtown alleyways, and then contract with Ecosistema Urbano. This process will be followed by outreach to the community about the individual elements that are scheduled for possible implementation in late 2017 or early 2018.

“The Shore to Core competition and resulting proposals truly offered insights into how we can plan a strong and vibrant future for our city,” said Jeri Muoio, Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach. “Ecosistema Urbano’s design was applauded by all as enhancing the waterfront and creating new, iconic experiences that incorporate our natural resources, cultural spaces, and inclusive urban atmospheres.”

“Ecosistema Urbano’s proposal addresses social cohesion in a compelling way by integrating locally responsive systems with a welcoming public space that will further diversify the city,” said David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute. “We’re thrilled that West Palm Beach is looking to the future and rethinking how to create a downtown that is uniquely theirs— a downtown that enhances the wellbeing of residents and visitors alike.

The runner-up design finalist, Perkins + Will, created a proposal focusing on community-building with a continuous waterfront park, extended Great Lawn, and the Banyan Garage revitalized as a multi-use civic space. Van Alen has synthesized the work of the finalist teams into a key findings document, “A Shore Thing: Key Findings from the Shore to Core Competition,” that summarizes the shared insights from all three proposals.

The Shore to Core competition has parallel research and design tracks: The aim of this structure is to understand how waterfront cities like West Palm Beach can become healthier, and to create design strategies that will make them more responsive to rising sea levels. The winning research team, Happier by Design, focused on how specific types of public spaces may increase the wellbeing of people who use them, and conducted a pilot study analyzing the health benefits of more complex and engaging urban landscapes.

By testing environmental psychology principals with tactical urban interventions, Happier by Design found that public space designs that boost feelings of fascination foster wellbeing. The research team also recommended that designers focus individuals’ attention on nature and create spaces that are both comfortable and interactive, including such features as movable seating and adjustable lookouts that frame the landscape. The team’s recommendations affirm the dynamic and engaging designs proposed by Ecosistema Urbano. The combination of innovative research and original design in Shore to Core reflects Van Alen’s mission to use research and design to inform the planning of new civic spaces.

 

To read the final reports, see:

Key Findings | Van Alen Institute
Open Shore | Ecosistema Urbano (Design Winner)


Happier by Design | Happy City, University of Virginia, StreetPlans and Space Syntax (Research Winner)
Adapt to Thrive | Perkins + Will (Design Finalist)

 

Competition Jury:

Raphael Clemente, Executive Director, Downtown West Palm Beach
Colin Ellard, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, Department of Psychology
Patrick Franklin, President and CEO, Urban League of Palm Beach County
David van der Leer (Jury Chair), Executive Director, Van Alen Institute
Jeri Muoio, Mayor, City of West Palm Beach
Penni Redford, Sustainability Manager, City of West Palm Beach
Manuel Clavel Rojo, Clavel Arquitectos (substitute for Terry Riley, K/R Architects)
Jon Ward, Executive Director, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency
Lilly Weinberg, Director of Community Foundations, Knight Foundation
Claire Weisz, Founding Principal, WXY Studio
Nancy Wells, Professor, Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Design and Environmental Analysis Department

Ecosistema Urbano Team:

A multidisciplinary Madrid and Boston-based team comprised of principals Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo; Marco Rizzetto, Carlos León, Antonella Marlene Milano, Luisa Zancada, Jorge Toledo, Marta Muñoz, Pablo Santacana, Lola Pouchin, Maria Vittoria Tesei, Andrea Bertrán, Ana Patricia Maté, Lucía De Retes Cascales, Cristina Rodríguez, Elizabeth Kelleher, Lorena Tselemegkou, Luana Scarpel, Silvia Sangriso, Daniela Menendez, Julia Casado, Constantino Hurtado, Andrés Walliser.

 

To view high-resolution images for this project, including work by the winning team, click here

To view animated images of Ecosistema Urbano’s proposal, have a look here

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Ecosistema Urbano’s proposal for West Palm Beach… now published!

Category : ⚐ EN + architecture + city + competitions + design + landscape + sustainability + technologies + urbanism

We are very excited to share with all of you the final document of our proposal for West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

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Laboratorios de innovación ciudadana: reseña de las jornadas CityFollowers #1

Category : ⚐ ES + ciudad + colaboraciones + colaboradores + ecosistema urbano + educación + espacio público + laboratorios urbanos + networkedurbanism + participación + Uncategorized + urban social design + urbanismo

Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho,  director de la UCJC; presenta las jornadas

El pasado 24 de enero del 2017 moderamos la primera jornada del ciclo  “City Followers Talks”, que tuvo lugar en la Escuela de Arquitectura y Tecnología de la UCJC (Universidad Camilo José Cela), en el campus de Almagro. Esta fue la primera de una serie de cuatro jornadas que buscan acercarse a los procesos de transformación urbana desde la innovación y la gestión, y que fueron presentadas por Miguel Ángel Díaz Camacho, director de la escuela.

La temática elegida para esta primera jornada fue la de los “laboratorios urbanos” como espacios de innovación y gestión urbana.  Invitamos a colaborar a los protagonistas de diferentes experiencias que se acercan de una u otra forma al concepto de “lab”.

Proyectos que tienen en común la innovación y co-gestión en el desarrollo del espacio urbano: Medialab-Prado Madrid (Marcos Díaz) y Experimenta Distrito (Lorena Ruiz), varios proyectos de [VIC] vivero de iniciativas ciudadanas (Mauro Gil-Fournier), la Civic Factory Fest Valencia (Civic Wise), el LCDMX – Laboratorio para la ciudad de México (Gabriella Gómez-Mont), el Open Urban Lab de Zaragoza (Ana Jiménez) y City Kitchen de Zuroark (Aurora Adalid).

Durante el debate surgieron temas como la necesidad de llevar los laboratorios ciudadanos a los distritos, que comentó Lorena Ruiz. Desde Experimenta Distrito planteó su preocupación por la necesidad de imaginar otros formas de vinculación a las instituciones o cómo recuperar oficios perdidos como la figura del pregonero.

Marcos García visibilizó la esencia de Medialab-Prado como un espacio donde conviven “[…] personas diferentes en proyectos comunes, diferentes saberes en un mismo prototipo”. Algo que conecta con la visión de la ciudad como un espacio colaborativo donde actúan agentes diversos, que nos transmitió Ana Jiménez desde el Open Urban Lab Zaragoza.

Para VIC la ciudad está llena de iniciativas con las que conectar, como su trabajo en Open Lab en el TEC de Monterrey, México, una de las universidades que están tratando de incorporar la idea de laboratorio. Mauro Gil-Fournier nos habló además de uno de sus últimos proyectos, Marinalab en el Parque de La Marina en San Sebastián de los Reyes.

Aurora Adalid de Zuloark nos dejó con un buen sabor de boca con el proyecto City Kitchen, que gira entorno a las búsqueda de nuevas metologías colectivas “aplicables y replicables por las diferentes iniciativas ciudadanas”. Una forma de crear espacios de innovación desde la sociedad civil.

El debate fue retransmitido en vivo vía Twitter a través del hashtag #cityfollowers, donde podéis encontrar algunas de las aportaciones de los asistentes. Para los que no pudisteis participar o seguirlo en directo, aquí os dejamos el vídeo de la sesión:

Vídeo de la primera jornada #cityfollowers

Si no queréis ver todo el vídeo, podéis pasar directamente a las presentaciones de MedialabExperimenta Distrito, VIC, La Mesa, Open Urban Lab, Factoría Cívica y LCDMX. Y el punto en el que comenzó el debate.

También podéis consultar esta charla (desde otro punto de vista) y otras realizadas en la UCJC a través del canal CityFollowers en Periscope, y revisar esta otra reseña de las jornadas realizada por Francisco Camino.

Compartiendo opiniones durante el debate

¡Os esperamos en las próximas jornadas!

#2 Patrimonio: co-gestión y revitalización – 28 de marzo

#3 Movilidad: acceder, conectar y compartir – 30 de mayo

#4 Tecnología: smart… ¿qué? – 27 de junio

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ecosistema urbano: call for collaboration for a research project

Category : ⚐ EN + ⚐ ES + colaboraciones + convocatorias + ecosistema urbano + news

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As we mentioned in our previous post, Ecosistema Urbano is working with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Seville for a research project focused on the topic of maintenance of public space, aiming to define the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) Criteria for Public Space Maintenance.

In this framework we are currently seeking a civil engineer, construction engineer, building engineer or  architect, with proven expertise in the field of construction and maintenance of public space to start a collaboration in this research project. Chosen candidate will work on the topic of maintenance of public space side by side with ecosistema urbano. The official language of the project is English and all the documents to be produced should be in English.      

Requirements:

Graduate in civil or construction engineering 

+ Professional proficiency of written and spoken English and Spanish

+ Expertise in the sector of public works and maintenance of public space  

+ Well organised person and proven research methodology

+ Basic knowledge of European Union green policies

+ Strong understanding of environmental issues

+ High capacity to work independently and respect deadlines

 

Candidates should submit their cv to am@ecosistemaurbano.com.

 

Ecosistema Urbano está buscando un ingeniero civil o de construcción, arquitecto o arquitecto técnico con experiencia probada en el campo de la construcción y mantenimiento del espacio público para iniciar una colaboración en un proyecto de investigación que se está desarrollando dentro del marco de políticas públicas sostenibles de la Comisión Europea. El candidato elegido trabajará sobre el tema del mantenimiento del espacio público junto con ecosistema urbano. El idioma oficial del proyecto es el inglés y todos los documentos de proyecto se producirán en inglés.

Requisitos:

+ Licenciado en ingeniería civil o de construcción o arquitectura técnica

+ Máxima competencia profesional de inglés y español

+ Experiencia en el sector de obras públicas y mantenimiento del espacio público

+ Persona bien organizada y control de metodología de investigación probada

+ Conocimientos básicos de las políticas sostenibles de la Unión Europea

+ Fuerte comprensión de las cuestiones ambientales

+ Alta capacidad para trabajar independientemente y respetar los plazos

 

Los interesados pueden enviar su cv  am@ecosistemaurbano.com

Las entrevistas serán en inglés.

 

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Ecosistema Urbano is working with the European Commission in EU GPP Criteria for Public Space Maintenance

Category : ⚐ EN + ecosistema urbano + news + research + sustainability + work in progress

We are glad to announce our recent collaboration with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Seville for a research project focused on the topic of maintenance of public space. The project aims to define the EU Green Public Procurement (GPP) Criteria for Public Space Maintenance.

But.. what is exactly EU GPP? Here there is a short description coming directly from the European Commission official webpage.

Green Public Procurement (GPP) is defined in the Communication (COM (2008) 400) “Public procurement for a better environment” as “a process whereby public authorities seek to procure goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle when compared to goods, services and works with the same primary function that would otherwise be procured.”  GPP is a voluntary instrument, which means that Member States and public authorities can determine the extent to which they implement it.

Public authorities are major consumers in Europe: they spend approximately 1.8 trillion euro annually, representing around 14 % of the EU’s gross domestic product. By using their purchasing power to choose goods and services with lower impacts on the environment, they can make an important contribution to sustainable consumption and production.

Green purchasing is also about influencing the market. By promoting and using GPP, public authorities can provide industry with real incentives for developing green technologies and products. In some sectors, public purchasers command a significant share of the market (e.g. public transport and construction, health services and education) and so their decisions have considerable impact. EU GPP is an important tool as it can contribute to the stimulation of the market for environmentally-friendly goods, works and services and to contribute to the development of a more resource-efficient economy in the EU. The Commission has developed EU GPP criteria for around 20 different product groups.

Here the complete list of 20 product groups considered for EU GPP Criteria, and as you may notice the range is really wide, from Office Building Design, Construction and Management, to Transport or Computer and monitors, to mention a few.

We are now working on the first phase of the project for the development of the EU GPP Criteria for Public Space Maintenance. One of the very first document produced is a Stakeholder Questionnaire aiming to define the scope. The questionnaire has been sent to several identified stakeholders from the supply side (Providers of maintenance services, equipment, public furniture, etc), demand side (public and non-public procurers) and other stakeholders, such as national or local policy makers, environmental organizations, urban planners and designers, citizens organizations, etc.

The scoping questionnaire is available at the following link for all interested parties to contribute:

http://susproc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/Public_space_maintenance/documents.html

If you are interested in participating please express your opinion through the questionnaire, and submit it to the email address

JRC-PUBLIC-SPACE-MAINTENANCE@ec.europa.eu before the 17th March 2017.

Further questions or registration by sending an email to JRC-PUBLIC-SPACE-MAINTENANCE@ec.europa.eu

 

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Cityfollowers Talks: Jornadas de Innovación y Gestión Urbana #2

Category : ⚐ ES + ciudad + colaboraciones + creatividad + educación + eventos + urbanismo

El próximo martes 28 de marzo a las 18:30h tendrá lugar la segunda sesión-encuentro de las Jornadas de Innovación y Gestión Urbana como parte del ciclo #Cityfollowers Talks de la UCJC.

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Making the Collective City: Reflections on Participatory Processes | Conference in Lisbon

Category : ⚐ EN + city + news

Participatory Workshop by Ecosistema Urbano

Next June 8-9th the conference “Making the Collective City: Reflections on Participatory Processes” will be held at the University of Lisbon, with João Ferrão and José Luis Vallejo as keynote speakers.

In contemporary society, a time marked by globalisation, social and economic instability, a weakening of administrative “capacities” and increasingly complex social dynamics, new actors are emerging to support the development of community initiatives. Within this context, the conference aims to promote debate and reflection on methodological approaches applied in Participatory Projects in Architecture, Urbanism and Design.

This international conference will be an opportunity to discuss participation in architecture and urbanism and its role in defining common practices, policy measures and urban management strategies, in order to respond to issues of urban governance and the social needs of inhabitants.

The conference will focus on two central themes: the theoretical perspectives on the co-production of cities, and new approaches and challenges for participatory processes. To add a practical note, José Luis Vallejo will be sharing our experience and approach, and the activities we developed during the last participatory projects we have taken part in.

Save the date! You can submit an send an abstract before February 28th 2017, or register until May 22th 2017. We recommment you to check the website, as some discounts may be available for early registrations.