The objective of the workshop is to analyze the physical challenges and problems of the housing area. Though the problems of the area consist of social, economic and physical aspects, this workshop will only focus on the physical aspects.
The intention of the workshop is not to develop solutions but to define the key problems regarding the physical environment: architecture, outdoor spaces and urban planning.
There are three workshops and each workshop will produce a number of statements defining problems and challenges of a deprived housing area. These statements will be combined into ten common statements aiming at describing general problems of the physical environment of deprived housing areas in Denmark and will be presented at the conference the following day by the workshop facilitators.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: MAY 21st 2OO8 VENUE: Mogens Dahl Koncertsal, Snorresgade 22, 2300 København S
9.30 Arriva l, coffee , registration
10.00 Welcome Moderator Jens Brandt, architect MAA, Supertanker Jane Sandberg, CEO Architects’ Association of Denmark
10.20 THE ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS OF DEPRIVED AREAS
3 Danish cases: Varbergparken (Haderslev), Løget By (Vejle), Den grønne trekant (Copenhagen) Tina Saaby, architect MAA, partner Witraz architects Claus Bech-Danielsen, architect MAA, senior researcher, SBI Henrik Stjernholm, architect MAA, head of development, City of Vejle
11.00 DEMOLITION, DENSITY AND TRANSFORMATION
Demolition as solution, Gil Rosenthal, principal architect FAIA, Wallace, Robert & Todd (US)
Demolition as problem, Anne Lacaton, architect d.p.l.g., partner
Lacaton & Vassal Architectes (F)
12.00 L UNCH
13.00 ARCHITECTURAL ICONS
The iconic building, Jacob van Rijs, principal architect MVRDV (NL)
Rebirth of a modernist icon, Christoph Egret, DIP arc, partner
Studio Egret / West (UK)
Ecology icons as catalyst, Belinda Tato, architect, partner Ecosistema Urbano (E)
14.30 HUMAN ARCHITECTURE
The problem with minimalism, Edouard Francois, architect d.p.l.g. urbaniste e.n.p.c. Agence Edouard Francois (F)
The scale of the human body, Helle Søholt, architect MAA, partner Gehl Architects (DK)
A sensory, intuitive, and playful approach to social housing architecture, Allart Joffers, senior architect Mecanoo (NL)
15.45 Fina l remarks