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Planning for protest | Time to get the book and visit the exhibition!

Category: news+publications+⚐ EN

Planning for Protest

A volley of protests have taken place throughout the world since 2008, the symbolic catalyst being the financial crisis triggered by the collapse of the multinational banking systems. We are now in an era of particularly well thought-out and networked mass movements that through the convenience of a digital news cycle can be followed more closely than ever before. Planning for Protest takes an closer look at how public spaces shape both the physical and psychological backdrop of these public events.

12 architectural offices in 12 cities across the globe have examined the role of architecture in shaping, defining, or limiting the flow of protest within their respective cities. Each contributor rendered eight drawings exploring a proposal for their city, focused on a specific intervention or urban planning scale. Varying from historical studies to proposals for a radical reshaping of space for public discourse, Planning for Protest is an ongoing documentation of how the physical world around us both limits and can be transcended by the people at any given time.

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Planning for Protest takes shape as an publication and exhibition. The opening event and publication launch of this Associated Project of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale will be on September 14 at 17:00. There will be a guided visit on September 15 at 12:00. The exhibition runs from September 12—December 15, 2013.

The publication is designed by Project Projects and will be available at the opening. It consists of a portable version of the exhibition and features essays by Daniel Oliveira and Pedro Levi Bismarck.

Interested? It is currently open to purchase and support through a crowdfunding campaign. By purchasing the publication you will be supporting Planning for Protest: all proceeds will be used for funding the public program. If you will not be in Lisbon next week, you can order a copy and support the project on the Indiegogo page until next Sunday, September 15.

Organized by Ben Allen, James Bae, Ricardo Gomes (KWY), Shannon Harvey (Public Address) and Adam Michaels (Project Projects), Planning for Protest is an ongoing documentation of how the physical world around us both limits and can be transcended by the people at any given time. Download the press release here.

Participants: Antonas Office (Athens), Studio Miessen (Berlin), studioBASAR (Bucharest), CLUSTER (Cairo), Culturstruction (Dublin), SUPERPOOL (Istanbul), ateliermob (Lisbon), public works with Isaac Marrero-Guillamón (London), Ecosistema Urbano (Madrid), Srdjan Jovanović Weiss / NAO (New York), PioveneFabi with 2A+P/A (Rome) and Vapor 324 (São Paulo).

Location of the exhibition: Rua dos Douradores 220, Praça da Figueira, Lisbon, Portugal

www.planningforprotest.org 
www.facebook.com/PlanningForProtest

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Plaza Ecópolis | Premio Mediterranean Sustainable Architecture 2013

Category: ecosistema urbano+noticias+sostenibilidad+urbanismo+⚐ ES

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El premio Mediterranean Sustainable Architecture 2013 es un nuevo concurso internacional de dirigido a todos los edificios que se han completado en los últimos cinco años en la zona mediterránea.

El proyecto Plaza Ecópolis de Ecosistema Urbano ha recibido el segundo premio en la categoría CIVIC.

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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dreamhamar, seleccionado finalista en la Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Category: ecosistema urbano+urban social design+⚐ ES

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El proyecto dreamhamar, un proceso de network design para el rediseño de la plaza principal de Hamar, Noruega, ha sido seleccionado entre los 27 proyectos finalistas de la XII edición de la Bienal Española de Arquitectura y Urbanismo.

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En breve publicaremos un post más detallado sobre este proyecto, que se echa en falta en el blog, y estamos trabajando en un formato de publicación más extenso y cuidado, que esperamos poder presentaros muy pronto. Mientras tanto, si tenéis curiosidad, os animamos a revisar el material que hemos ido produciendo sobre la marcha:

La enorme web del proyecto, dreamhamar.org, llena de contenidos generados por nosotros y, lo que es mejor, por los propios participantes del proceso.

La galería de excelentes imágenes captadas por Christoffer H. Nilsen (nuestro colaborador local en Hamar) y el fotógrafo Emilio P. Doiztua.

Las grabaciones de las sesiones de vídeo en directo que fuimos haciendo cada lunes con la idea de contar de forma cercana y directa nuestras impresiones y vivencias como equipo de trabajo.

Algunos posts relacionados con el proyecto ya publicados anteriormente en este mismo blog.

Si queréis ver los proyectos premiados y los demás seleccionados en la BEAU XII, podéis hacerlo en la página oficial: www.bienalarquitectura.es

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REaction workshop in Paris : Diseño paramétrico y Smart Cities

Category: city+ciudad+diseño+eventos+events+news+noticias+parametric+technologies+tecnologías+⚐ EN+⚐ ES

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Ecosistema Urbano en Málaga

Category: ecosistema urbano+eventos+noticias+⚐ ES

La Ciudad Amable - Málaga

El próximo viernes 14 de junio, Belinda Tato participará en el ciclo de Conferencias La Ciudad Amable, organizado por la Consejería de Fomento y Vivienda de la Junta de Andalucía.

Este programa tiene por objetivo incidir en la mejora de la calidad del espacio urbano y su activación social y cultural. Durante el presente año La Ciudad Amable está llevando a cabo acciones de sensibilización, formación e intervención sobre la ciudad, el espacio público y la movilidad sostenible.

La Ciudad Amable - Málaga

La conferencia es abierta al público y tendrá lugar en la Escuela de Arquitectura de Málaga. Tras la conferencia habrá un mesa redonda que contará con la participación de Manuel Calvo —Biólogo y Especialista en movilidad y sostenibilidad—, Ciro de la Torre —Profesor de Proyectos de la ETSAM— y Juana Sánchez —Profesora de la Urbanística de la ETSAM—.

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ecosistema urbano al Festival Leggendo Metropolitano

Category: ecosistema urbano+eventi+⚐ IT

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Sabato 8 giugno Belinda Tato parteciperá al Festival Leggendo Metropolitano, un evento annuale sulla letteratura, incentrato su aspetti sociali ed urbani.

L’incontro avrá luogo nella cittá di Cagliari, in Sardegna. Belinda Tato perteciperá alla tavola rotonda Abitare e costruire insieme mondi migliori, con Raul Pantaleo, Ilene Steingut; la conversazione sará moderata dall’architetto, editore e commissari Luca Molinari.

Maggiori informazioni: www.leggendometropolitano.it

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ecosistema urbano at Master Class ‘The public space along the channel. The water and the city’ | Brussels 5-7 June

Category: ecosistema urbano+events+urbanism+⚐ EN

Masterclass at Pyblik

This week I will take part as an international expert at the Master Class ‘The public space along the channel. The water and the city’.

The master Class is organized by ]pyblik[ (www.pyblik.be), an initiative of the Brussels Capital Region in collaboration with 2 schools of architecture in Brussels,  LUCA School of Arts- Department of Architecture and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of ULB. Its aim is to centralize the knowhow and expertise in public spaces.

As part of the course, masterclasses are organized for professionals, designers and project managers, who will reflect together on a specific case. During the 3day masterclasses the focus will be the public space around the canal district in Brussels. I will be joining local experts Dirk van Peijpe, Guy Vanbeeck and Thierry Kandjee for a discussion.

Within this framework, I will offer a lecture presenting the most recent woks of ecosistema urbano. The lecture will take place on Wednesday June the 5th at 8 pm at the Faculty of Architecture Luca-arts in Brussels.

For more info in NL/FR.

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International summer course (update) | Urban design and sustainable architecture

Category: architecture+sustainability+urbanism+⚐ EN

Architecture in Alicante

The international summer course in Alicante we presented a couple of months ago is finally going to happen!

So far, 14 international – from quite diverse places like the US, Ucrania, Lebanon or South Corea – and 8 local students have already registered, and the University of Alicante just extended the registration period over June, so you still have a chance to join!

More Than Green international summer course

Sustainability is not just an environmental issue but, and above all, a social, cultural and economic one. This course about URBAN DESIGN and SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE proposes a complex incursion within the subject of sustainability understood not only as a problem but as an opportunity to meet new approaches to the city in a creative, innovative, playful and unprejudiced way.

Sustainability in an international environment: Experts in sustainability, teaching and design from all around the world meet in Alicante.
Learning by the sea: Meet friends from all around the world and enjoy the Mediterranean culture, a different way of understanding architecture, the city and life.
Challenging yourself: A fresh and playful approach to sustainable design.
Finding your way: We offer a wide variety of thematic contents as well as plenty of activities for your free time.

Faculty

We will be taking part with PLAYstudio – the organizers –, Transsolar and Urban Think Tank. Looking forward to meet you there!

Place and date: University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain. 15-26th July 2013
Learn more: International summer course (by the sea)Versión en español
Official website: summercourse.morethangreen.es

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ecosistema urbano in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Category: events+news+⚐ EN

Daniarhitekture

Next Saturday May 18th, Belinda Tato will be giving a lecture at the Dani Arhitekture, Days of Architecture 2013 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, presenting the most recent works of ecosistema urbano, among which is dreamhamar from Norway.

This year’s event title is Common space, inviting participants to reflect about the meaning of the common:

What is a common space on a city scale?
How do we create a positive interaction and encourage more citizens to an active use and participation in creating these areas?
What is the role of architects, urbanists, politicians?
Are architects simply creators, removed from the users, or are they mediators in this process, where every user himself becomes the creator of space?

These are some of the questions around which the different participants will discuss and share their experiences.

Other lecturers will be: Raumlabor, Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée, Glamourmanifest, Archipelagos and many others.

For more info: www.daniarhitekture.ba
About the lecture: Belinda Tato at Daniarhitekture