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Re-Think Athens Winning Proposal / OKRA

01:00 - 1 March, 2013
Re-Think Athens Winning Proposal / OKRA, Courtesy of OKRA
Courtesy of OKRA

OKRA, in collaboration with Mixst urbanism and Wageningen University, was recently announced as the winning team of the prestigious competition ReThink Athens towards a new city centre. Changing the heart of Athens into a true contemporary metropolitan city centre requires transformation of the city triangle into a lively part of the city. The project aims to strongly contribute to the change of Athens and improve the environment of the city plus activating the area economically. The team is supported by the Greek Architects of Studio 75 and Werner Sobek Green Technologies. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ejby Campus Winning Proposal / OKRA, CCO, ACT, and Smith Innovation

03:00 - 13 February, 2013
Courtesy of OKRA, CCO Architects, ACT, and Smith Innovation
Courtesy of OKRA, CCO Architects, ACT, and Smith Innovation

OKRA, in collaboration with CCO, ACT, and Smith Innovation, recently won the competition for their Ejby Campus Business area proposal located in the Glostrup Commune near Copenhagen. Their sustainable and innovative development strategy focuses on the creation of a diverse program and the use of public space. With the opportunity to rethink the business areas of suburbia, the business area currently plays an important role in providing economically attractive workplaces in an accessible, open and green setting. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Jaarbeursplein Utrecht Winning Proposal / Witteveen+Bos, OKRA, and ZJA

07:00 - 26 January, 2013
Courtesy of Witteveen+Bos, OKRA, and ZJA
Courtesy of Witteveen+Bos, OKRA, and ZJA

Witteveen+Bos, OKRA, and ZJA have recently won the integral design for the Jaarbeursplein Utrecht and the underground parking. Their vision focuses on the realization of the perfect parking concept, with a comfortable, lively, and socially safe city square on top of it. Forming the face of the new Utrecht, their vital and highly dynamic proposal becomes a place where inhabitants and visitors can have a taste of the new city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Xiang’he Garden City - Park of the Floating Gardens / OKRA

12:00 - 16 April, 2011
view of the pit 01
view of the pit 01

Currently under development, OKRA’s Xiang’he Garden City, consisting of a masterplan for the Park of the Floating Gardens, defines challenging ambitions, turning the former clay pits into a water park. A new garden city of approximately 700 hectares will arise close to the future 7th ring of Beijing, China. The ambitions for the park are high and should create the perfect setting for the first housing development. The park should be a place for recreation, for running, for barbequing, for celebrations and more. It should also contribute to a sustainable environment, combining green design and water. More images and architects’ description after the break.