New publications: "Reconnections" & "Ideas Changing"


Europan 11 results catalogue

For the eleventh session of the competition, EUROPAN is publishing the catalogue of prize-winning projects in the 49 European towns situated in the 17 countries taking part.
In first part of the catalogue, the 95 prize-winning projects (41 winners, 54 runners-up) of the Europan 11 session are presented, classified into site families (Identity / Uses / Connectivity). It provides access to all the session results with the points of view of the team and the jury.
The second part of the catalogue formulates interpretations around the most emblematic winning projects, based on 5 hypotheses of “reconnection”, accompanied by the perspectives of a number of European experts:

1- Reshaping shared spaces by Oliver Schulze, architect, director of Gehl Architects in Copenhagen (DK)
2- Reconnecting with uses by José María Ezquiaga, architect and urban planner in Madrid (ES)
3- Cultural interferences by Enrique Sobejano, architect in Madrid (ES) / Berlin (DE)
4- Common resources and mutation by Mathieu Delorme, engineer, landscape architect, urban planner in Paris (FR)
5- Rhythms and timeframes by Chris Younès, philosopher, anthropologist, director of the research laboratory Gerphau (FR)

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Europan implementations 2008-2012

The book Ideas changing, Europan implementations 2008-2012 presents 60 active processes from the last two sessions between 2008 and 2012. Not comprehensive, it is a range of innovative processes taken at different stages from idea to implementation in the context of real urban conditions.
 Whilst respecting diversity, the different processes are grouped into six thematic categories each associated with a project issue and a process issue:

1- Inventing typologies to diversify uses
2- Creating a porous urban connective tissue
3- Regenerating inhabited milieus
4- Reconciling density and privacy
5- Connecting through shared spaces
6- Making the city with flows.

This presentation by broad themes highlights the importance in the processes of the strategy definition phase, where the competition ideas disrupt or energise the planning framework in a given context, by reinterpreting the environments they produce. Because of their force lines, but also because they are not fully formalised, once the actors commit to a negotiated project process, projects that are still only at the outline phase provide a vision of the future and widen the range of potential for future change.

You can buy it online HERE