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Exhibition: OFIS_open_files

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.

Red Hill Rise Proposal / Maxwan + MS architekti

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 Prague. 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

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.

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 Prague 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.

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 Prague 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

The intention of architect Juráš Lasovský for the ‘Prague: Bridge-Building over the Vltava River’ competition was to disrupt the serenity of the Prague 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.

Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall / Mateo Arquitectura

© Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula
  • Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
  • Location: Hradcanske Square, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Area: 1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula

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.

Residential Bridge Competition Entry / Rasha Kiani + Mahdi Kamboozia

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

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 Prague 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

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.

Keystone Office Building / EM2N

  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Client: Real Estate Karlín Group a.s.
  • Area: 11600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges

Erwin Building / QARTA Architektura

  • Architects: QARTA Architektura
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge: David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák, Kateřina Immrová
  • Site Area: 1330.0 sqm
  • Area: 5265.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Pavel Vítek

© Pavel Vítek © Pavel Vítek © Pavel Vítek © Pavel Vítek

Elementary School in Velká Chuchle / Grido

  • Architects: Grido
  • Location: Velká Chuchle, Czech Republic
  • Design Team: Peter Sticzay-Gromski, Juraj Kováč, Valérius Lalkovič
  • Area: 615.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Tomáš Malý

© Tomáš Malý © Tomáš Malý © Tomáš Malý © Tomáš Malý

Villa Charles / QARTA Architektura

© Marek Novotný
© Marek Novotný
  • Architects: QARTA Architektura
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Design Team: David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák, Jan Havel, Jakub Wyderka
  • Area: 2157.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Marek Novotný

© Marek Novotný © Marek Novotný © Marek Novotný © Marek Novotný