Marseille’s Vieux Port is one of the grand Mediterranean ports, but over time the World Heritage-listed site has become inaccessible to pedestrians and has been cut off from the life of the city. The masterplan for its regeneration will reclaim the quaysides as a civic space, creating new informal venues for performances and events and removing traffic to create a safe, semi-pedestrianised public realm. Its transformation is one of a series of projects to be completed in time for the city’s inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2013.
The Kaohsiung Waterfront is being made accessible to the city and its inhabitants due to the departure of navy and industrial functions. The project proposes a strategy for waterfront redevelopment by integrating the natural beauty of the adjacent forested mountain, a low density residential/leisure oriented program and heavy central business district program in balance.
Kaohsiung waterfront development – atmospheric impression of the new face of Kaohsiung City : Image Courtesy Jvantspijker Urbanism Architecture
Darling Quarter is a true integration of urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture toward the creation of a public place within the City. We have sought to enhance the joy and beauty of Darling Harbour, one of the most popular public places in Australia, and to do so in a way that imbues it with a sense of quality and permanence.
While society is becoming more complex, two social dynamics could have an enormous incidence in the way that public space will perform in the future. People have a growing concern about environmental matters while an increasing access to information in real time ( and to the mobile media technologies that make it possible) are defying the classical conception of public space, redefining our expectations and confronting it to evolving demands for a wide range of new social experiences.
The concept of recycling has been the starting point of the creative process behind the project GREEN, outdoor Scarlett’s Vinci, dilapidated square, yesterday, and open bar for success today.
Careful selection, along all’EDF crew who worked on the construction of the final design, materials recovered from construction sites, warehouses and landfills with the main goal to give the objects a second life by making new and surprisingly functional making sustainability a priority!
Article source: Bureau B+B urbanism and landscape architecture
The city of Turnhout intends to develop this plan area into an ’Innovatiepool voor Life Science en Global Care’ (Innovation pool for Life Science and Global Care). This not only involves research and innovative projects concerning care and living, but also new integrated residential care concepts and an overall high standard public space. Bureau B+B and B-architecten asked themselves how far Turnhout’s aspirations could be translated into a distinctive urban design structure, an identity for the ‘Innovatiepool’ and how could ‘Innovatiepool Turnhout’ be formed into a characteristic urban design typology and corresponding public space. There is a square at the middle of the ‘Innovatiepool’, the central meeting place for the area.
Marseille’s Vieux Port, one of the great Mediterranean ports, is about to be transformed. Work has started on Michel Desvigne’s and Foster + Partners’ competition-winning master-plan for its regeneration. The project will reclaim the quaysides as a civic space, creating new informal venues for performances and events and removing traffic to create a safe, semi-pedestrianized public realm. The transformation of the World Heritage-listed port is one of a series of projects to be completed in time for the city’s inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2013.
Europan 11 (winning team – CLIC architecture)
One cannot consider sustainability without mentioning energy issues. The changes ahead have a major effect on the world economy, the environment, and society at large ; They beg for creative new ways of life. Although our proposal first uses the concept of greenhouses as an energetic solution, it then leans on its high flexibility and economic capacities to create an evolutive design. Our proposal aims to connect, under an always changing seasonal landscape, all metropolitan scales from public space to housing issues, from global to local scales.
The project responds to a new demand of making a city outside of the city. How must we design places to live in contexts not yet settled? Limen in Latin means limit, but also threshold, entrance. It is therefore in the etymology of this word that the premises are found for what can become a place of boundary, not to be intended as a barrier, but as an opportunity of connection. How are the limits of cities emancipated? Identity of living. That is the first reaction that the new settlement proposes to promote.
Article source: Active City Transformation
Introduction and Problem Statement
With its unique location between Sweden’s hilly countryside and coastal waters, proximity to the new train station and active population base, Nynäshamn possesses everything it needs in order to transform Estö IP into a vibrant and exciting space for its citizens, while at the same time reconnecting the surrounding areas of the town.