Studio Projects for 2014

HENRY W.A. HANSON + Milan Macoun + Mirjana Petrik + Martina Sarvašová

INFORMAČNÍ SCHŮZKA/INFORMATION MEETING Th 13.2._11:00 & Mo 17.2_13:30

místnost/room 651

URBAN INTERVENTIONS CHILD FRIENDLY CITY continues…

The City District, Prague 3 partnered with our studio last semester with the Child Friendly City initiative. Based on the extensive analysis, numerous specific public spaces with critical deficiencies were identified. This semester we shall focus on the design of these specific squares and streets, to make public space a place where public life thrives. The design of each place shall be developed based on the issues identified in the work of the previous semester plus more detailed study of the existing conditions and imaginative ways of engaging people in public life.

KARLÍN RIVER FRONT DEVELOPMENT: RETRO/PROSPECTIVE

Since November 17, 1989 the Karlin riverfront of Prague has experienced significant private and public investments. There remains extensive additional development potential, extending East from the development to date. The studio project will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the existing circumstances a develop principles that balance the interests of all effected stakeholders, the public, the investor, the City and the new occupants. Based on these principles, we shall then explore the total re-composition of the development to optimize the benefits to the surrounding community, the developer and the new occupants. These new principles may then be further applied to the future extension of the development. 

BENEŠOV

Centuries of urban evolution have fragmented the traditional public spaces of many towns. This studio project will focus on the town Benešov, approximately 40km South of Prague. We will be working with the Museum, Town Hall and residents of Benešov to prepare proposals for the reconstitution of public space in the town center. We will also have a two day workshop onsite near the beginning of the semester to become familiar with ordinary life in the town and the current role of public space.

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