EUROPAN 14 LAUNCH: 13 FEBRUARY 2017
4 SITE FAMILIES
One program is very often excluded from urban projects – the productive economy, which left the city to settle in the periphery. Many European cities now present a spatial and social mismatch between living and working conditions. Production should be fostered withing the city, form an integral part of the urban fabric, be allowed to be seen and be connected to a shared daily life.
"Productive Cities" is therefore presented as the topic of the 14th session of the Europan competition, to be launched next 13 February 2017 in about 15 countries. Approximately 50 sites will be proposed; they have been classified in 4 thematic families to help develop the projects.
From Productive Area to Productive City
What kind of Urbanity for the Logistics & Industrial Areas?
The contemporary city is divided between very active big box urbanism linked to all metropolitan networks and light industrial sites adjacent to city centres. They operate in isolation to their adjacent areas with mono-rhythmic uses.
The challenge is to inject new economies that would generate synergies between uses, but also porosities resulting into poly-rhythmic urban milieu. How to develop common shared spaces between users of diverse activities as well as with the inhabitants of the surrounding areas?
With sites in the following cities Alta (NO), Amiens (FR), Amsterdam (NL), Angers (FR), Bègles (FR), Essen (DE), Grigny/Ris-Orangis (FR), Hamburg (DE), Huy (BE), Kriens (CH), Lille (FR), Lillestrøm (NO), Toulouse (FR), Wien (AT)…