Video: Cecil Balmond’s Special Lecture at reSITE 2013

A couple of months ago we told you about reSITE Conference 2013, the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. During the conference, the reSITE dPAV Competition Workshop also took place. Led by Cecil Balmond, formerly of Arup Engineers and currently leading Balmond Studio in London, and Tyson Hosmer, Lead Designer, Balmond Studio, dPAV: 2.5 Days in  competition workshop was a 2.5 days intensive and collaborative investigation to compete to design the future reSITE pavilion to be used in urban design festivals around Central and Eastern Europe.

At the end of the workshop (whose results we will feature in the near future), gave a special lecture that we share with you entirely today. And don’t forget to check our own interview with Balmond during the workshop. Enjoy!

RD 3 / BY Architects

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Architects: BY Architects
Location: Kolovraty, ,
Architect In Charge: Markéta Zdebská
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of BY Architects

Family House Mseno / Stempel & Tesar Architekti

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Architects: Stempel & Tesar Architekti
Location: Mšeno,
Architect In Charge: Ján Stempel, Jan Tesař
Area: 818 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ivan Nemec

Passive House Hradec Králové / Echorost Architekti

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Architects: Echorost Architekti
Location: Hradec Králové,
Authors: Jiří Pavlíček, Jaroslav Hulín
General Contractor: Asting CZ
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Echorost Architekti

Family House / Zette Ateliér

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Architects: Zette Ateliér
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Zdenek Balik
Area: 380 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Zette Ateliér

reSITE 2013: Livable and Competitive Cities Conference

reSITE invites investors, business leaders, real estate developers, politicians, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, experts in transportation, innovation, engineers, economists, financiers, community organizers, scientists, artists, students and those with an active interest in urban development and culture to attend reSITE Conference.

The second annual reSITE Conference in will be held on June 20-21, 2013 at the iconic DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague 7 – Holešovice. Here, conference guests will meet the world’s foremost experts in the field of real estate development, urban design, architecture, planning, technology and finance to discuss strategies for sustainable planning for modern, competitive cities with a high quality of life. reSITE strives to foster collaboration between disparate disciplines and is looking for modern, sustainable and financially practical solutions for better public space, urban waterfront and mobility; a better city.

reSITE Conference and Festival will feature 60 international experts, over 400 high-level guests, and thousands of people at public events. reSITE is the largest and most professional international event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. reSITE relies on their deep experience and international connections to top experts in New York and across the world, thereby offering a more engaging and relevant program than other conferences with similar topics.

Topics, key speakers, and more information after the break.

‘Prague: Bridge-Building over the Vltava River’ Competition Entry / Juráš Lasovský

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The intention of architect Juráš Lasovský for the ‘: Bridge-Building over the Vltava River’ competition was to disrupt the serenity of the basin landscape by proposing a residential bridge connecting the quarters of Podolí, Císařská louka and Smíchov. While classical bridges tend to create a connection between two places, this residential bridge is regarded as an opportunity to create an attractive space above the river. It becomes a space with residential premises as well as a sort of esplanade from which people get the chance to observe the city life around them. More images and architects’ description after the break.

reSITE dPAV Competition Workshop: 5 days to close the registration

This is an open call, two-stage international design competition workshop for architects, artists, engineers, innovators, scientists and related disciplines to imagine the future mobile event pavilion.

Led by Cecil Balmond, formerly of Arup Engineers and currently leading Balmond Studio in London, and Tyson Hosmer, Lead Designer, Balmond Studio, dPAV: 2.5 Days in competition workshop will be a 2.5 days intensive and collaborative investigation to compete to design the future reSITE pavilion to be used in urban design festivals around Central and Eastern Europe.

The competition workshop will be held in English and will finish the second annual reSITE festival. Register today! SUBMISSION DEADLINE – 30 MAY 2013. For more information see the official website: http://workshop.resite.cz/ or contact workshop@resite.cz.

Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Location: Hradcanske Square, , Czech Republic
Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Family house Vaňov / 3+1 architekti

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Architects: 3+1 architekti
Location: Vaňov,
Area: 134 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pavel Plánička, Courtesy of 3+1 architekti

Residential Bridge Competition Entry / Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia

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With the challenge of defining a new residential typology on the outskirt of a historic Prague zone that combines a pathway to cross the river and residential units over the Vltava River, Rasha Kiani and Mahdi Kamboozia proposed a new extension to Prague’s urban space. Their concept, which won an honorable mention, makes a lively and vibrant community that joins both sides of the Vltava River by means of social activities in a dynamic space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hunting Lodge / BASARCH

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Architects: BASARCH
Location: Lednice na Moravě,
Project Architect: Hana Bainarová
Main Contractor: F K B Břeclav
Area: 230 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Lukas Pelech, Pavel Bainar

reSITE 2013: Collaborative Ideas For Livable Cities Festival and Conference

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reSITE, the international festival about collaborative and sustainable urban planning, continues into its second year with more interesting themes and guests with the goal to transform into a modern European metropolis at the center of the urbanism world from June 19-23. The main theme of the second annual conference (June 20-21) is Metropolis Central – reflecting Central European cities and the increasing number of young, creative people who are the infinite resources of those urban centers. The conference will focus on providing a process and potential solutions for the conflicted desires of Central European citizens. More information after the break.

Roprachtice House / PRODESI

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Location: Roprachtice,
Architect In Charge: Vaclav Zahradnicek, Radim Oblouk
Contractor: DOMESI
Construction: Wooden
Area: 138.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jindřich Jelínek, Lina Nemeth

Train Station Čeladná / Projektstudio

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Architects: Projektstudio
Location: Čeladná,
Architect In Charge: David Kotek, Kateřina Holenková
Project Architects: Pavel Krátký, Lukáš Bobek
Area: 205 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Jan Šafář

Coal Mill / Atelier Hoffman

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Architects: Atelier Hoffman
Location: , Czech Republic
Design Team: Patrik Hoffman, Marcela Jirásková, Pavel Hicz, Tomáš Havlíček, Robert Bóžek
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrea Thiel Lhotakova

Prague Activators Proposal / Juras Lasovsky, Zuzana Masna, Koen Hezemans

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Designed by the collaboration of Juras Lasovsky, Zuzana Masna, and Koen Hezemans, their project “Prague Activators” suggests the idea of pontoons floating on the river. The pontoons “activate” the Vltava riverbank as well as various parts of the city of Prague. The proposal was originally awarded at the Skanska Bridging Prague Competition and was later elaborated into the current project Prague Activators. The project aims to motivate people not only to pursue activities on the riverside, but also to inspire them to care for the public space and alter it. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Town Hall Sports Center Winning Proposal / Atelier 8000

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The first prize winning design of the town hall sports center of Ceske Budejovice by Atelier 8000 is based on the existing town planning concept which dates back to the past and which has been proven by time. The project will offer premises for a variable range of activities, both for nearby schools and for sports concentrated in other sports centers in the proximity. The center is – and will be even more so in the future – a significant entrance “gate” for visitors to the town´s historical center. More images and architects’ description after the break.