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Showing posts with label Europe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Europe. Show all posts

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

European Walled Towns Symposium | Thursday 24 October 2013, Derry~Londonderry

The Symposium takes place from 23 - 26 October 2013 and is hosted by the European Walled Towns Association, Holywell Trust and Derry City Council.


European Walled Towns Symposium

Through an engaging programme of lectures and activities 'Historic Towns - Walled Towns' aims to bring different communities in Europe together to share their expertise and local experiences in the following fields, and particularly against the backdrop of the economic crisis:
  • Balancing heritage conservation with job creation & regeneration priorities;
  • Engaging people and business in heritage;
  • Heritage management in post-conflict or contested spaces;
  • Creating a heritage legacy from Cities of Culture.
Speakers from various backgrounds and nationalities will present their best practice examples and three elaborate workshops allow delegates to engage in local challenges. Additionally, there is ample opportunity to connect with other delegates in a number of social events.

Historic Walled Towns - Walled Towns | Thursday 24 October 2013


Programme

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Exhibition Launch: 'Competitions in Architecture' | Thurs 4 April, 6pm at PLACE


This Thursday 4th April at 6pm PLACE will launch the 'Competitions in Architecture' exhibition. Exploring the theme of architectural competitions and their contribution to quality in architecture, this exhibition highlights a selection of winning entries from the 11th session of Europan, and built works resulting from past sessions of the competition. Europan is a biennial architecture and urbanism competition for architects under 40 held in over 17 countries in Europe. This exhibition coincides with the launch of Europan 12. See www.europan-europe.eu for details.

Curated by Jane Larmour and Patrick Wheeler with PLACE, and the kind co-operation of Europan Europe.

Competitions in Architecture | Thurs 4 April - Sat 27 April

Exhibition Launch Event
Thursday 4th April, 6pm at PLACE, 40 Fountain Street, Belfast. Join Jane Larmour and Patrick Wheeler as they introduce the exhibition and Europan 12.

Panel Discussion
A panel discussion will be held during the exhibition run to explore the value of the architectural competition in contemporary practice. Could the built environment in Ireland be improved by awarding more public work through competition?

Panel and date to be confirmed. If you are interested in attending this event please contact [email protected]

Friday, 29 March 2013

Exhibition Launch: 'Competitions in Architecture' | Thurs 4 April, 6pm at PLACE

This Thursday 4th April at 6pm PLACE will launch the 'Competitions in Architecture' exhibition. Exploring the theme of architectural competitions and their contribution to quality in architecture, this exhibition highlights a selection of winning entries from the 11th session of Europan, and built works resulting from past sessions of the competition. Europan is a biennial architecture and urbanism competition for architects under 40 held in over 17 countries in Europe. This exhibition coincides with the launch of Europan 12. See www.europan-europe.eu for details.

Curated by Jane Larmour and Patrick Wheeler with PLACE, and the kind co-operation of Europan Europe.

Competitions in Architecture | Thurs 4 April - Sat 27 April


Exhibition Launch Event
Thursday 4th April, 6pm at PLACE, 40 Fountain Street, Belfast. Join Jane Larmour and Patrick Wheeler as they introduce the exhibition and Europan 12.

Panel Discussion
A panel discussion will be held during the exhibition run to explore the value of the architectural competition in contemporary practice. Could the built environment in Ireland be improved by awarding more public work through competition?

Panel and date to be confirmed. If you are interested in attending this event please contact [email protected]

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Europan 12 Competition Launches March 18th

Europan 12 launches on 18th March 2013 with 16 participating countries. Europan is a call for projects of ideas at the urban and architectural scale, followed by implementations. It is directed at young professionals of architecture and urban design under 40 years of age and with a European degree or working in Europe.

A series of urban sites across Europe, with programme briefs, are proposed to competitors who then chose the site(s) on which they wish to submit their proposal(s).

Europan 12. www.europan-europe.eu.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Cities as Living Labs

PLACE Volunteer Tiago PicĂŁo explains the European Living Labs initiative...

A new concept has been gaining strength since 2006, supported by the European Commission’s plan for a European Innovation System. On that year, under the auspices of the Finnish European Presidency, ENoLL, the European Network of Living Labs (www.enoll.org), was founded. This blog entry will introduce Living Labs and highlight how the project directly relates to the built environment and particularly cities.

A Living Lab, as defined by ENoLL, is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterized by the European Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation.


Friday, 20 January 2012

International course - Constructions in Stone


In this series, The Past in the Present, we explore how the historic urban character of a city can be part of a dynamic and continually evolving contemporary society, with an aim to spark debate on the topic of conservation and heritage in our cities and further afield.

Series curated by Ailish Killilea and Anna Skoura.




The Department of Architecture and Urbanism at the ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, is offering its first course in Practices in Architecture, Constructions in Stone, which will take place from 7 to 12 May 2012.

The course aims to develop skills in Practices in Architecture, particularly in construction and building conservation techniques, and to complement the current curriculum, which is mostly theoretical. 

Students will have the opportunity to work the material and to participate in the construction of a stone structure, under the direction and tutelage of stonemasons and stereotomy researchers.

Instruction is multi-disciplinary in nature. It will include aspects of Materials Science and is aimed at promoting interaction between Architectural Technology and Project Design, and between Construction and Conservation.

Course content will include both traditional and contemporary project design methods and construction techniques. The possibilities of the material will be explored and students challenged in terms of creativity and research into new architectural technologies.

This international course has the potential to broaden one's knowledge and experience, from the perspective of students, teachers, and specialists alike.

Course Suitability
The course is aimed at professionals and students of architecture, engineering, archeology, history of art, conservation-restoration, as well as any other discipline related to the subject matter.

For more information follow the link

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Tidal States of "Eneropa"



Above: The proposed Eneropa map by OMA. Ireland north & south and the western half of Great Britain would form part of the "Tidal States"

In the Observer, Rowan Moore considers Rem Koolhaas and OMA's plans for a united network of renewable energy across "Eneropa".

"I have, frankly, no idea if by 2050 anything like this network will exist, or whether it will join the ranks of the fantastical and doomed, along with the cities teeming with autogyros imagined in the 1930s, or the 1960s' faith in the future ubiquity of hovercrafts. I doubt if anyone else knows, either. But, of all the abstract speculations about what sustainable futures might look like, there has not previously been one so tangible or engaging."

Observer: Roadmap 2050 by Rem Koolhaas's OMA

Read more:
OMA: Eneropa