reSITE 2014: Cities and Landscapes of the New Economy

Last year, we covered extensively reSITE 2013, a two-day conference on urban planning strategies with notable speakers such as , Alexandros E. Washburn, Winy Maas, and Cecil Balmond. As part of the festival, Balmond also lead a workshop (results here) to imagine the future mobile event pavilion.

reSITE 2014 will take place June 19-20 in Forum Karlín, Prague. Speakers for this year include Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic at The New York Times; Margaret Newman, Chief of Staff at the New York City Department of Transportation; and Edward Glaeser, author of “Triumph of the City”. Representatives from Rotterdam, London, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Calgary and Paris will also be sharing their thought and visions. One of the most interesting aspects of reSITE is its interdisciplinary nature. Developers and business leaders, architects and experts on transport, urbanists and economists, politicians and activists working with public space will all meet within particular discussion boards.

The early registration will continue until February 28, with a 15% discount on the registration fee. You may register at http://resite.cz/en/registration. For more information on the conference and complete program, please go to http://resite.cz/en.

Title: reSITE 2014: Cities and Landscapes of the New Economy
Website: http://resite.cz/en/
From: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:45
Until: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:00
Venue: Karlin Forum
Address: Pernerova 652/55, 186 00 Prague 8-Karlín, Czech Republic

Tea Mountain, the teashop / A1Architects

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Architects: A1Architects
Location: Křižíkova 488/115, 186 00 3-Karlín, Czech Republic
Architect In Charge: MgA. Lenka Křemenová, MgA. David Maštálka
Area: 55.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka

K Botiči Student’s Home / Schindler Seko

© Ondřej Polák

Architects: Schindler Seko
Location: 10, Czech Republic
Architect In Charge: Jan Schindler, Ludvík Seko
Area: 4,146 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ondřej Polák

Family House R / LABOR13

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Architects: LABOR13
Location: , Czech Republic
Architect In Charge: Martin Vomastek, Jakub Vrtiška
Area: 136 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of LABOR13

Family House B / LABOR13

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Architects: LABOR13
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Martin Vomastek, Jakub Vrtiška
Area: 145 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of LABOR 13

Exhibition: OFIS_open_files

Izola Social Housing / © Tomaz Gregoric

From October 5, visitors to the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery can look forward to the new exhibition called OFIS_open_files which will introduce the creations of the architectural office from Slovenia.

The formal opening will be held in JFG today at 7 pm. The vernissage will be preceded by a lecture in Room 115 from 5 pm by Rok Oman, a founding member of OFIS Arhitekti studio, at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in . The lecture will be in English. Admission is free.

Title: _open_files
Website: http://www.gjf.cz/pripravujeme/ofis_open_files/
From: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 
Until: Sun, 24 Nov 2013
Venue: Jaroslav Fragner Gallery
Address: Prague, Czech Republic

Economia Building / Ricardo Bofill

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Architects: Ricardo Bofill
Location: , Czech Republic
Area: 7,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Filip Slapal

Red Hill Rise Proposal / Maxwan + MS architekti

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The Maxwan, in collaboration with MS architektidesigned Red Hill Rise proposal is a mixed use building on top of a metro station, which includes offices and retail located along a major spine road connecting the airport and historical city center of . They came up with the idea of ‘breaking-up’ the building volume and inserting landscape and public space in between. More images and architects’ description after the break.

reSITE 2013: Collaborative Ideas For More Livable Cities, Workshop Results

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One of the most important parts of the second annual reSITE festival, which is aimed to change the city to a place suitable for life, was an international multidisciplinary workshop with students from all over the world.

The workshop, co-organized by a ARCHIP – Architectural Institute in , was held from June 21st to 23rd. It was tutored by renowned expert from Balmond Studio. The workshop participants were selected by an international jury from a number of people from various fields – architects, designers, cultural managers, programmers, designers and representatives of other specializations, to create multidisciplinary teams. These teams of researches colaborated for three days on a design concept of the future mobile pavilion, which will become a distinguishing feature of the festival in the upcoming years.

Watch an interview with Cecil Balmond during the workshop, his complete lecture and the workshop results after the break.

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

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, Prague,
Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adrià Goula

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.

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.

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 . The proposal was originally awarded at the Skanska Bridging Competition and was later elaborated into the current project 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.