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  • Appropriations – Public Space Workshop Opens at CCCB

    Appropriations – Public Space Workshop Opens at CCCB

    Appropriations: Architectural Actions for Inhabiting Collective Space International Workshop ETSAV-CCCB 6 — 10 September 2021 One result of the experience of the pandemic is a reactivation of thinking about urban space in the light of challenges that have hitherto remained more or less hidden, ranging from the effects of climate change in many of its […]

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  • Patrik Schumacher opens Greenwich’s spring term lecture series

    Patrik Schumacher opens Greenwich’s spring term lecture series

    The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2016-2017 :: Patrik Schumacher :: Avant-garde and Mainstream between Art, Theory and Politics Thursday 26th January 2017, 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] The distinction between avant-garde and mainstream is constitutive of architecture’s evolution. Only by differentiating the avant-garde as a specific subsystem can contemporary architecture actively participate in the […]

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  • A new #PublicSpaceCode for London

    A new #PublicSpaceCode for London

    A collective manifesto for public space was begun earlier this year on Twitter. We have collected together twelve of the most liked, retweeted and inspiring contributions so far. The newly founded Department of Public Space initiated a manifesto to define future public spaces in London. Conceived by Ed Wall, Academic Leader Landscape at the University of Greenwich, and […]

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  • Shared Cities: European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014

    Shared Cities: European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014

    21 July – 9 August 2015 The latest exhibition at the Royal Academy showcases the twenty-five most outstanding projects shortlisted for the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space, which aims to draw attention to interventions that give priority to access over barriers of every kind and encourage appropriation by citizens. Free entry, no need to book.

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  • Bosco Verticale Milan – The next step

    About 20 years ago Patric Blanc left climbers behind and started to create highly designed and engineered green walls. Although intense in maintenance and not very sustainable they are fantastic if built at the right spot. Stefano Boeri took the vertical greening up another step. Two residential towers (80 m and 112 m) in the […]

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  • MFO Park Zurich – The Park House

    MFO Park Zurich – The Park House

    The dynamic relationship between structures and open spaces at the MFO Park is discussed by Christoph Fisher. Imagine a steel frame structure 100 m by 35 m and 17 m high in the city centre adjacent to office and residential blocks about the same size. Several levels and platforms are connected by grated stairs and […]

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  • Topotek1 present Superkilen

    Topotek1 present Superkilen

    This morning Martin Rein-Cano gave a lecture on public space at the Garden Museum. The lecture sponsored by the European Commission was part of a day of presentations discussing delightful cities. Rein-Cano presented Topotek1‘s project in Copenhagen, titled Superkilen. The expansive public space attempts to ’emancipate’ ideas of migration by collaborating with the surrounding communities […]

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  • Elevating the Public Realm – New Landscape Competition

    Elevating the Public Realm – New Landscape Competition

    ENYA 2014, Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm, is focused on re-imagining the linear landscape of the Queensway. Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm will support Friends of the Queensway and Trust for Public Land in their efforts to transform an abandoned rail right-of-way into a greenway that serves diverse neighborhoods in central and southern Queens. This […]

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  • New Kings Cross Square feels old

    New Kings Cross Square feels old

    Kings Cross Square has officially opened today. The stone paved area on the doorstep of Kings Cross railway station in London is one of the key public spaces in the Kings Cross regeneration. The 75 000 square feet square was part of a competition that attracted entries from landscape architects like Gustafson Porter and Field Operations. […]

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