Back in 2009, I posted a short news summary about plans to create a plaza to remember the falling of the Berlin Wall at the border crossing at Bornholmer Strasse. Recently, I was wondering if the plaza was completed and contacted sinai, the firm who were commissioned to develop the design and found out that indeed the plaza to commemorate such a historic moment in time had been completed.
From the designer
The border checkpoint at Bornholmer Straße is known as the place where the Berliner Wall fell. Here next to the Bösebrücke a space of remembrance for November 9 was formed – a space for remembering a single day.
Continue reading Platz der 9. November 1989 | Berlin Germany | Sinai
The project developed a design idea for an elevated bike infrastructure in Genoa’s east Valley, known as Val Bisagno. The valley has been named after the seasonal stream that rushes through it, nowadays the area is one of Genoa’s busiest urban periphery, with 130.000 inhabitants and two major issues:
1) The recurring floods of the seasonal stream.
2) The lack of sustainable mobility plans.
Continue reading STUDENT PROJECT | Genoa Green Infrastructure | Alessandro Vino
On 21 March 2014, Bottleneck Park (Flaschenhalspark) was opened by the Senator for Urban Development and Environment Michael Müller together with the District Mayor Angelika Schoettler, the Councillor for Health, Social and Urban Development Dr. Sibyll block and the City Council for Building Daniel Kruger of the district Tempelhof Schoeneberg as well as the Managing Director of UTB GmbH Thomas Bestgen the southern continuation of the park of the park at the railway triangle, the so-called Bottleneck Park (Flaschenhalspark).
The unusual name comes from the bottleneck of its shape, which resembles an upside-down bottle. The 5.5 hectare site is located in the district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg on the former railway land between Yorckstraße and Monument Bridge.
Continue reading Bottleneck Park (Flaschenhalspark) opens in Tempelhof- Schöneberg
In the future, the urban space on Hannemanns Allé will be a significant urban space in a new business district. At the moment it is placed in a flat, open landscape in front of a single, distinctive building, Norman Fosters “Copenhagen Towers”.
Continue reading Hannemanns Allé | Ørestad Copenhagen | LIW planning
The original idea for this, and all of our creations, came from three very important items for us: space & physical limitations, visitor needs, and design essence.
Continue reading Tiana Garden | Barcelona Spain | Simbiosi
The urban design was based on the idea of people to walk and rest on large footpaths with safe and comfortably and also to car and loading and unloading vehicles have enough space for parking. It was also took in consideration the need for public space for local inhabitants and for people passing by, providing squares and ‘pocket’ gardens. These green spaces contribute to join local commuters and at the same time to ensure climatic comfort and boost on biodiversity in urban landscape. The shops and services needed for inhabitants daily routine are located in the two central avenues where the bus stops, bike lanes and roads and parking lots are located.
Continue reading STUDENT PROJECT | Urban Design for Aveiro City | Alexandre Parente
Director of KORO/Public Art Norway Svein Bjørkås announced recently the jury’s evaluation of submissions and final decision in the closed competition July 22 Memorial sites. The jury’s decision was unanimous, voting Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg as winner of the competition.
Continue reading Jonas Dahlberg to design July 22 Memorial Sites in Norway