urban development

reSITE 2017: the Future of Cities Depends on Innovative, New Infrastructure

WA Contents • June 29, 2017 • 1570

reSITE 2017: the Future of Cities Depends on Innovative, New Infrastructure

reSITE 2017 has ended up after many long discussions, sessions and propelling dialogues to search for alternatives and new strategical tools for In/visible City - basically means 'for a usable infrastructure'. Over one thousand visitors attended reSITE 2017: In/visible City that took place on June 22-23 in Prague, reported reSITE for this year's festival.

Architects, municipal leaders, planners and investors represented in the audience were blown away by the lectures of the universally heralded Kazuyo Sejima from SANAA, Deputy Mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika and the inspiring and visionary Winy Maas from the envy of the architecture world, MVRDV.

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"Border walls are erected as a physical manifestation" says Teddy Cruz

WA Contents • June 27, 2017 • 1226

After long debates and triggering sessions on 'In/visible City' at the reSITE 2017 last week, Teddy Cruz's presentation on "border walls" tackled the problems of infrastructure and communities in a wider scale by making radical propositions on our city borders - which marked the festival on the 2nd day of the conference program.

Teddy Cruz, Professor of Public Culture and Urbanization in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California and co-founder of Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, evaluated several conflicts that took place in the city borders within social and political context during his impressive presentation at the reSITE 2017.

Prof. Teddy Cruz directs his studio with Fonna Forman - Professor (...)

Caroline Bos presents UNStudio’s Network Infrastructure at reSITE 2017

WA Contents • June 23, 2017 • 1548

Caroline Bos presents UNStudio’s Network Infrastructure at reSITE 2017

reSITE 2017's today's sessions have started with the world-renowned woman urbanist Caroline Bos' lecture presenting UNStudio's focus and works on a network infrastructure. Caroline Bos, Art Historian and co-founder of UNStudio, has presented UNStudio's networking design strategy with several illustrations, analytic tools and new mediums over the studio's recent projects completed in different cities of the world including Arnhem Central Station in Netherlands, Mercedez-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany and Raffles City in Hangzhou, China - which nears completion.

UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Bos' presentation showed how t (...)

"Use in buildings is very creative thing and can be developed by many people" says Kazuyo Sejima

WA Contents • June 22, 2017 • 1605

"Use in buildings is very creative thing and can be developed by many other people; this can be a basic element of infrastructure," said acclaimed Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, founder of SANAA.

Kazuyo Sejima is one of hotly-anticipated speakers at reSITE 2017 and the world-renowned woman architect has made an impressive presentation regarding her well-known projects starting from Japan, Switzerland to Budapest. Sejima's presentation has mostly revealed how she uses deeper meanings of contextual parameters of design in various phases using local participants as "an active connector".

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima, 60, designed many museum and cultural buildings around the world and most of her bui (...)

"All projects need to be considered in multiple ways" says Kathryn Gustafson

WA Contents • June 22, 2017 • 1288

reSITE 2017 has started today with a particular theme "In/visible City" exploring different parameters of infrastructure for many city players. One of first sessions of the reSITE has focused on the designing of a sustainable landscape in a wider scale, which has been presented by Kathryn Gustafson, founder of Gustafson & Portman.

Seattle and London-based studio Gustafson Porter + Bowman is an award-winning landscape architecture practice which has received public acclaim for creating authentically engaging spaces within a global portfolio.

The acclaimed studio is a well-known studio with its global landscape projects including the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), in Washington, DC - desi (...)

What are the new urban planning models?

WA Contents • March 15, 2017 • 2795

What are the new urban planning models?

MIPIM Day 2 has just started with innovation and architecture sessions at Innovation Forum of the event! Today's first talk focused on new urban planning models, discussing Barcelona and Luxembourg's new strategic regeneration plans.

Moderated by Peter Woodward, Facilitator-Quest Associates, the session featured Daniel Mòdol, Councillor for Architecture, Urban Landscape and HeritageBarcelona City Council, Joseph Rull I Andreu, Minister of Territory and Sustainability, Government of Catalonia and Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy.

The session briefly asked how do smart cities develop into inclusive, sustainable and cohesive environments?

How can a country address t (...)

What are the mega projects in key cities and how do they impact city development?

WA Contents • March 14, 2017 • 2676

What are the mega projects in key cities and how do they impact city development?

MIPIM's last session today has explored mega projects in key cities and their social, environmental and cultural impacts for city development in the long term. This session explored past or future projects, their impact on urban development and their crucial role in shaping the future of individuals and cities.

The panel featured speakers from different countries with different projects including Alberto Mina, International Relations Department Arexpo spa, Ayhan Okmen, Airport City Manager, IGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S. and David Adam, Founder & Principal, Global Cities Ltd.

In the session, Alberto Mina presented Arexpo project explaining that how it was developed, how it provides very well infrastructure and very co (...)

Global Leaders and Architects discussed Megacities and Dense Vertical Urbanism at CTBUH 2016

WA Contents • November 5, 2016 • 4954

Global Leaders and Architects discussed Megacities and Dense Vertical Urbanism at CTBUH 2016

CTBUH 2016 International Conference was held between October 16-21, 2016 in Shenzhen, Guangzhau and Hong Kong with participation of many global leaders, architects, urbanists and developers, hosting over 1,350 delegates from 46 countries. This year's theme was 'Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism', Timothy Johnson from NBBJ, Yansong Ma from MAD Architects, Winy Maas, MVRDV, Yan Meng from Urbanus, Patrik Schumacher, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects and Jerry Yin from SOHO China were only a few of the speakers who discuss on Tall Buildings and Dense Vague Urbanism.

Hosted by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the 'CTBUH 2016 International Conference' plays an important role to d (...)

Martin Rein-Cano and Joana Dabaj & Riccardo Conti are speaking at reSITE Small Talk Series

WA Contents • October 7, 2016 • 4366

Martin Rein-Cano and Joana Dabaj & Riccardo Conti are speaking at reSITE Small Talk Series

reSITE has released new exclusive videos within the scope of reSITE Small Talks Series with new speakers! Martin Rein-Cano, Director of Topotek 1, Berlin, Germany and Joana Dabaj & Riccardo Conti, Co-founders of Catalytic Action, London, are the new guests of reSITE Exclusive Interview Series this week. reSITE released 'Small Talks' series earlier last month and started with Michael Kimmelman and Martin Barry interviews. This exclusive small talk series feature global thought leaders and architects on architecture, culture and cities. reSITE hosted a prestigious event in June with the theme of 'Cities in Migration' and hosted dozens of experts and keynote speakers through its diverse conference program as well as a v (...)

Henry Foy, Mareike Geiling & Jonas Kakoschke at reSITE’s Small Talk Series

WA Contents • September 30, 2016 • 4251

Henry Foy, Mareike Geiling & Jonas Kakoschke at reSITE’s Small Talk Series

reSITE has released new exclusive videos within the scope of reSITE Small Talks Series with new speakers! Henry Foy, Central Europe Correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Warsaw and Mareike Geiling&Jonas Kakoschke, Co-initiators of the organization Refugees Welcomes, are the new guests of reSITE Exclusive Interview Series this week. reSITE released 'Small Talks' series earlier this month and started with Michael Kimmelman and Martin Barry interviews. This exclusive small talk series feature global thought leaders and architects on architecture, culture and cities. reSITE hosted a prestigious event in June with the theme of 'Cities in Migration' and hosted dozens of experts and keynote speakers through its di (...)

reSITE released new videos: Ekim Tan and Marcus Westbury in reSITE’s exclusive videos

WA Contents • September 23, 2016 • 4682

reSITE released new videos: Ekim Tan and Marcus Westbury in reSITE’s exclusive videos

We continue to release new videos of reSITE Small Talks Series with new speakers! Ekim Tan, founder, game designer in Amsterdam, and Marcus Westbury, founder of the multi award winning Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia projects, are the new guests of reSITE Exclusive Interview Series this week. reSITE released 'Small Talks' series earlier this month, featuring exclusive interviews with global thought leaders and architects on architecture, culture and cities.

reSITE hosted a prestigious event in June with the theme of 'Cities in Migration' and hosted dozens of experts and keynote speakers through its diverse conference program as well as a variety of side events for the general public – salon discussions, (...)

Saskia Sassen and Mimi Hoang are speaking at reSITE Small Talks Series

WA Contents • September 14, 2016 • 5221

Saskia Sassen and Mimi Hoang are speaking at reSITE Small Talks Series

We continue to release new videos of reSITE Small Talks Series with new speakers! Prof. Saskia Sassen, urban sociologist, professor, Columbia University, London School of Economics, and Mimi Hoang, co-founding principal of nArchitects, are the new guests of reSITE Exclusive Interview Series this week. reSITE released 'Small Talks' series last week, featuring exclusive interviews with global thought leaders and architects on architecture, culture and cities.

reSITE hosted a prestigious event in June with the theme of 'Cities in Migration' and hosted dozens of experts and keynote speakers through its diverse conference program as well as a variety of side events for the general public – salon discussions, wor (...)

reSITE presents exclusive Small Talks series with global thought leaders and architects

WA Contents • September 8, 2016 • 5000

reSITE presents exclusive Small Talks series with global thought leaders and architects

reSITE releases 'Small Talks' series featuring exclusive interviews with global thought leaders and architects on architecture, culture and cities. reSITE hosted a prestigious event in June with the theme of 'Cities in Migration' and hosted dozens of experts and keynote speakers through its diverse conference program as well as a variety of side events for the general public – salon discussions, workshops, a bike ride, and a party. All took place alongside a 2-day international conference.

Now, reSITE, in collaboration with Canal 180, introduces very short interviews packed with inspiration and good vibe and reSITE shares global experts’ network knowledge, ideas and stories with all city lovers and cit (...)

CTBUH 2016 International Conference – “Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism”

WA Contents • August 23, 2016 • 6684

CTBUH 2016 International Conference – “Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism”

CTBUH 2016 brings all elite property owners, developers, architects, and infrastructure specialists together for the CTBUH 2016 Conference, which will be held in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong between 16-21 October, 2016. Specialists and architects will discuss Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in Pearl River Delta and the World.

Hosted by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the “CTBUH 2016 International Conference” will be held in China’s Pearl River Delta from October 16–21. “Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism” is the theme for the 2016 Conference. In addition to exploring the real impact – both positive and negative – of density, vertical growth, and co (...)

reSITE 2016 presents Exclusive Videos for Cities in Migration

WA Contents • August 4, 2016 • 5819

reSITE 2016 presents Exclusive Videos for Cities in Migration

reSITE 2016 has announced its Exclusive Videos regarding this years theme 'Cities in Migration', which held at the Forum Karlin in Prague on June 16-17, 2016. The reSITE a la carte youtube channel introduces exclusive interview content from some of the most innovative thought leaders in the world and delegates' inspiring lectures.

The reSITE a la carte youtube channel is the go-to source for the best lectures and small talks on 21st century urban thinking. reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration hosted many prominent names from all around, architects, experts, urbanists, city leaders and many more discussed healthy urbanism and migration within a social, political, economical, cultural and sustainable discourse.

Prof (...)

Two joint winners of the 9th European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 revealed

WA Contents • July 5, 2016 • 2400

Two joint winners of the 9th European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 revealed

The European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 is awarded jointly to the recovery of thermal allotments in Caldes de Montbui in Spain and to the new Solidarnosc Square in Szczecin, Poland. The irrigation system in the thermal allotments in Caldes de Montbui in Spain, by Marta Serra and Elena Albareda (Ciclica) and Jordi Calbetó (Cavaa), and the Przelomy Centre for Dialogue in Solidarnosc Square in Szczecin, Poland, by Robert Konieczny (KWK Promes), have been awarded joint first prize in the 9th European Prize for Urban Public Space, promoted by the CCCB together with six European institutions. The winners were announced at the official award ceremony, which took place at the CCCB on Monday 4 July 2016.

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CCCB reveals Best Projects for The European Prize For Urban Public Space 2016

WA Contents • July 4, 2016 • 5734

CCCB reveals Best Projects for The European Prize For Urban Public Space 2016

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) has announced the winners of the 9th European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 today, which include Caldes De Montbui in Spain and Przelomy Centre for Dialogue in Solidarnosc Square Szczecin in Poland as joint winner.

The CCCB chose 4 best public space projects awarded in Special Mention category for the 9th European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016, including Ring of Memory: International Memorial of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Ablain-Saint-Nazaire (France), 2014, New multiuse porch Molenbeek-Saint-Jean (Belgium), 2015, Garden of the Heavenly Hundred Kiev (Ukraine), 2016 and Barkingside town centre improvements London (UK), 2015.

For this year, the jury 9th European Pri (...)

reSITE 2016 offered ideas about how to plan a 21st century city for migration

WA Contents • June 29, 2016 • 3011

reSITE 2016 offered ideas about how to plan a 21st century city for migration

On 16-17 June, Prague hosted the 5th annual international conference titled ''reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration'' The conference registered a record 844 visitors from 23 countries, including 77 representatives of Czech and foreign media. reSITE 2016 offered ideas about how to plan a 21st century city prepared for migration while luring new residents. The chairman and founder of reSITE, Martin Barry, began the conference by asking two questions: "Where are you from?" and "Where are you going?"

Barry explained how these questions can evoke deep and fundamental issues of urban migration for each of us. "Cities must plan their future, not drift there. As residents we want to imagine where we want to be in 20 years, we (...)

Migrating Ideas: Play The City created Diverse Planning for Win-Win Situations at reSITE 2016

WA Contents • June 17, 2016 • 3039

Migrating Ideas: Play The City created Diverse Planning for Win-Win Situations at reSITE 2016

In the second day of reSITE, an interactive game has been played with the audience to understand and implement multi-layered necessities, needs, demands of citizens, stakeholders and cities in urban design process. 'Play the City' developed by Ekim Tan, founder, game designer in Amsterdam, has been tested for the first time at the reSITE's stage with audience to response complex dynamics of cities. Play the City uses gaming to engage multiple stakeholders in resolving complex urban challenges. Play the City moderated by Ekim Tan and Richard Pelgrim.

A 1.5-hour interactive gaming session allowed conference delegates to work directly with international guests and high level local participants in an innovative format tha (...)

Mimi Hoang’s special lecture on “My Micro NY” at reSITE 2016

WA Contents • June 17, 2016 • 2747

Mimi Hoang’s special lecture on “My Micro NY” at reSITE 2016

Mimi Hoang, co-founding principal of nArchitects in New York, presented Carmel Palace at reSITE 2016, a new micro-living project, recently completed in Manhattan, New York. Mimi Hoang's Carmel Place (formerly known as My Micro NY), with Monadnock Development, is the winning proposal in the adAPT NYC an initiative launched as part of former Mayor Bloomberg’s administration’s New Housing Marketplace Plan to accommodate the city’s growing small household population.Mimi Hoang explained basic design approaches of micro-units and how these micro-units set out new form living and become a good example of affordable housing in NY. ''We didn't focus on only 'smallness', but also thought many scales of (...)

Prague Plans: Preparing For the Future

WA Contents • June 17, 2016 • 2784

Prague Plans: Preparing For the Future

In the second day of reSITE 2016, the event has started with future development plans of Prague city presented by Jaromir Hainc, Secretary, City Planning Section, Institute of Planning and Development, Prague and Ivan Duskov, Director, Strategy and Policy Section, Institute of Planning and Development, Prague.

reSITE 2016's theme is 'Cities in Migration' and hosting many events, discussions and lectures with local authorities, architects, city leaders, urban planners, and investors to provide a collaboration between public, private and other stakeholders.

Jaromir Hainc and Ivan Duskov highlighted 6 key points in the development of Prague's master plan themed by green field development, lost spaces, up to (...)

“I used positive aspects of migration in Superkilen” said Martin Rein-Cano at reSITE 2016

WA Contents • June 17, 2016 • 4856

“I used positive aspects of migration in Superkilen” said Martin Rein-Cano at reSITE 2016

Landscape architect Martin Rein-Cano has delivered a keynote address about Superkilen Park at reSITE 2016. Superkilen in Copenhagen designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), TOPOTEK 1 and Superflex in 2012.

reSITE's last session has focused on 'Migrating Cultures: Inclusive Design' examining public space, urban planning and architectural design with realised projects. Superkilen is more than a park or public space, it's special identity is materialised with particular design idea by multicultural objects, furnitures, avoiding copy-paste public space design objects and it was completely realised by collaborative work with Copenhagen citizens.

Martin Rein-Cano is giving lecture about Superrkilen at reSITE 2016 (...)

Krister Lindstedt: How architects should create a relationship between form and function

WA Contents • June 16, 2016 • 3179

Krister Lindstedt: How architects should create a relationship between form and function

Krister Lindstedt, architect and partner of White Architects in Stockholm, has given a special lecture at reSITE 2016, evaluating urban development strategies in terms of architectural perspective. Lindstedt's basic approach for architectural productions was on creating a relationship between form and function, which is not only dealing with architectural imageries, but also getting people into the design by providing all humanistic alternatives.

Image © WAC

In the twenty minute lecture, Krister Lindstedt explained the design process and strategic interventions on Kiruna project, which is located in the north of Sweden. The architect emphasized 3 urban situations that they addressed in project development. '&apo (...)

Migrating Nations: Global Perspective with Saskia Sassen and Michael Kimmelman

WA Contents • June 16, 2016 • 1969

Migrating Nations: Global Perspective with Saskia Sassen and Michael Kimmelman

reSITE: Cities in Migration hosted many discussions and panels with city leaders, architects, architecture critics and urban sociologists in its first day. Migration Nations: Global Perspective session is one of the discussions of reSITE, discussing 'migration flow in cities with dreams, realities and policies.' The panel moderated by Jan Machácek, Chairman, Institute for Politics and Society, Prague and three presentations were made from different fields and countries that shows different level of refugee crisis and housing conditions.

The presentations featured Anu Riila, Senior Planning Officer, Working Group Migration and Integration, Helsinki, Miri Barbero-Elkayam, Director, Mesila - Aid and Information Center (...)