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Dallas: Earth Day – Every Day!

Dallas: Earth Day – Every Day!

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 14)

Dallas is the vibrant, urban center of the North Texas region. Dallas grew with the oil and cotton industries to become a major economic center with advanced banking, telecommunications and technology, and research industries. Dallas’s success is built by bold leadership of innovative ideas. Big things happen here! Nevertheless Dallas faces many challenges. Severe weather events, disease outbreaks, and economic disparity have tested Dallas’ mettle. These experiences and conditions have reinforced the City’s need to ensure regional systems such as economic development, public health, and transportation are crosscutting and collaboratively working to create a more resilient Dallas.

 

Klyde Warren Park – Regeneration of the Urban Fabric

Klyde Warren Park – Regeneration of the Urban Fabric

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 26)

Klyde Warren Park is Dallas’s central urban park that has bridged the eight-lane Woodall Rodgers Freeway, which had been a barrier between Downtown and Uptown. The park reconnects the city’s downtown cultural district with the neighborhoods to the north. The park is designed to reflect the district through its modern design. The park has been warmly embraced by the community and has been a catalyst for economic development. In 2017, Klyde Warren Park was named the winner of the professional award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Museum Modernization as an Urban Development Project

Museum Modernization as an Urban Development Project

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 32)

Museum at the Gateway Arch was opened after reconstruction and expansion in St. Louis, Missouri, in July 2018. Supported by the Gateway Arch Park Foundation and National Park Service, Cooper Robertson and James Carpenter Design Associates with Trivers Associates are seeing the completion of their design of the Museum at the Gateway Arch. Underneath the Arch, created by architect Eero Saarinen, formerly known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, is a visitor center, entered from a circular entryway facing the Old Courthouse. Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States, opened the way to the West for American immigrants, giving consent to the acquisition of Louisiana in 1803 – French possessions in North America, as a result of which the Western border of the United States moved to the Rocky mountains, and the territory has more than doubled.

Media City: Community as a Matrix System

Media City: Community as a Matrix System

(Issue of a magazine 2/2018, page 40)

Istanbul-based GAD Architecture has unveiled Media City, a multimedia-based industrial complex to serve Istanbul’s future airport, projected to be the world’s largest upon completion. Recognized with a Future Project Award by the Architectural Review, Media City will incorporate industrial buildings in an urban setting inspired by QR codes, where artistic and cultural values co-exist with a celebration of environmental and technological progress.

A Look into the Sustainable Urban Future

A Look into the Sustainable Urban Future

(Issue of a magazine 1/2018, page 16)

Every city is unique, but there are three typical evolutionary states in a city’s socio-demographic and economic development. There are cities that have to cope with informal, rapid growth; cities which experience dynamic growth and there is the mature city that may experience stagnation or a declining and aging population. And there are future cities, which only exist in the mind or on drawing boards. Long-term prospects for a sustainable urban future are discussed in the chapter “LONG VISIONS” of the book “Nikken Sekkei URBANISM”.

MINILOOP: A Bicycle Instead of a Car

MINILOOP: A Bicycle Instead of a Car

(Issue of a magazine 1/2018, page 24)

Система MINILOOP, что можно перевести с английского как минипетля или миникруг, – это вертикальное мастер-планировочное решение для ородских транспортных систем, а также новый подход к безопасному и эффективному передвижению в урбанизированной среде. Концепция разработана профессором архитектуры Ричардом Моретой (Richard Moreta), основателем и руководителем компании Richard’s Architecture + Design (RA+D). Идея носит универсальный характер, а в частности автор предлагает реализовать ее на территории инновационного центра Сколково.

Foum El Oued Technopole: Born from the Desert

Foum El Oued Technopole: Born from the Desert

(Issue of a magazine 1/2018, page 30)

As an architectural landmark, the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Laâyoune and its campus are the core of the Foum El Oued technopole, an innovative area demanded by the King of Morocco to support the growth of this South region. Carried by the OCP (Office Chérifien des Phosphates), this major urban development is a national priority project. The first stone of this strategic operation was laid by His Majesty Mohammed VI himself on last February. 

Technology and Urban Development

Technology and Urban Development

(Issue of a magazine 4/2017, page 10)

The lack of natural resources in Japan has since led to energy conserving activities. As a result, Japan has developed into a leading market for eco-technologies. Today, superior energy savings are achieved in the area of infrastructure and building construction. Nikken Sekkei, having pioneered some of the world’s most innovative resource conservation methodologies and building technologies, is broadening the approach towards a more comprehensive enhancement of “quality of life”. This is the topic of the Chapter “Technology and Urban Development” of the book “Nikken Sekkei Urbanism”.

Will the Tails of Comets Drown in a Green River?

Will the Tails of Comets Drown in a Green River?

(Issue of a magazine 4/2017, page 20)

’Great railroad lines cut furrows through the landscape/city as if they were comets trailing tails of dust/stars.‘ In 1987 John Hejduk described Milan with this phrase giving us the concise and synthetic explanation of the importance of infrastructure for Milan’s urbanity and the strength of its imprint. Around 1.300.000 sqm of the territory of the municipality of Milan are occupied by 7 rail yards that are or going to be soon disused. How to return these territories to the city? Ways to solve this problem were proposed during the workshop “Scali Milano”.

New City – on the Site of Freight Yards

New City – on the Site of Freight Yards

(Issue of a magazine 4/2017, page 26)

Cino Zucchi Architetti, MAD Architects, Mecanoo, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT and Stefano Boeri Architetti are among five architecture studios to unveil proposals to completely transform unused railways across Milan, creating high-density housing and swaths of greenery. The ideas for the regeneration project – called Scali Milano – were presented at last year’s Milan design week. The five proposals emerged from a workshop held in December 2016, which invited architects to reimagine the brownfield sites of Scalo Farini, Porta Genova, Porta Romana, Lambrate, Greco, Rogoredo and San Cristoforo as public parks, social housing and hubs for sustainable modes of transport.