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Viewpoint Barranca de San Marcos Tultepec / Taller de Arquitectura Miguel Montor

March 8, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

The PMU Urban Improvement Program has a socio-cultural and educational focus. Societal problems are tackled through architecture and urbanism, seeking to minimize problems such as violence, insecurity, and vandalism with the help of these tools. Particular problems in the area cause the abandonment and misuse of space. This is why the construction of a cultural/sports complex was proposed to recover the area.

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Great Colombian Park / DARP – De Arquitectura y Paisaje

March 7, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

The Gran Colombiano Park is a place with a heritage declaration, made up of four real estates of cultural interest of national order (BIC), the highest degree of conservation established by the Ministry of Culture. It is located less than two kilometers from the Colombian-Venezuelan border, a place of social, political, and environmental tensions that requires reconciliation actions.

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Hisaya-odori Park / TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & Engineers

March 7, 2023 Hana Abdel 0

The goal of this project was to revitalize a large urban park that has existed for many years in the Sakae district of downtown Nagoya, Japan’s third-largest city. In addition to the redevelopment of the park after around 60 years of use, a new “Park-PFI” system was adopted in which commercial facilities were also constructed using private capital, with these facilities being operated for a fixed term (of 20 years) together with the operation of the park.

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Revitalization of Sainte-Catherine Street West and Phillips Square / Provencher_Roy

February 27, 2023 Valeria Silva 0

The essence of the project was initiated by the vision to create an innovative and contemporary environment at Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur. Affiliated with the Université de Montréal, the hospital is one of the largest ultra-specialized trauma centers in Quebec. The expansion includes the Integrated Trauma Centre, a mother-child unit, the endoscopy unit, research and teaching activities in addition to clinical practice.

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The South Harbor of Køge / SLA

February 20, 2023 Paula Pintos 0

Once an industrial harbor that separated the city from its coastline, The South Harbor of Køge is now a resilient, nature-based neighborhood. Planned with a network of lush commons and an encircling promenade, the area is now well-connected, protected, and full of life.

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Renovation of the Diejiao Ancient Street / Atelier cnS LT Architects

February 13, 2023 Collin Chen 0

Diejiao, also known as Shuangxi, has a history of nearly 1,000 years. It was first established in 1101 AD and was formed by water. It is part of the alluvial plains of Xijiang and Beijiang. The traditional cultural activities in the marketplace, which have been going on for thousands of years, are especially valuable under the modern model of rapid consumption. At the same time, there are rich traditional folk activities, such as dragon boat, martial arts lion club, and Cantonese opera, whose own cultural characteristics are very distinct. “Dragon boat drift” is a must-see point of the dragon boat festival every year, people crowded with narrow lanes, waiting for a moment when the dragon boat sharp turn.

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Chambésy Station Square and Cottage Renovation / acau architecture sa

January 28, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

The rehabilitation of Chambésy station square defines new access to the old village, as part of a wider renovation project of the railways undertaken by the Swiss Federal Railways (CFF). The intervention aims to restore a space that for fifteen years served as a parking lot and for CFF facilities. The reappropriation of this neglected space is part of the political strategy of promoting soft mobility and encourages residents to use the train. On the edge of the new train station square, the project integrates the renovation of an old cottage building, which becomes part of a spatial sequence connecting the train stop to the historic village.

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Cathedral Square / allmannwappner

January 18, 2023 Paula Pintos 0

Through the reconfiguration of its surrounding square, the Cathedral is restored as an imposing presence within the Cologne skyline and liberated from the layers of the edifice that have been superimposed for decades. The overall strategy for the Cathedral environment results from an urban planning competition initiated by the City of Cologne.

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“Cities that phase out cars will die” says commenter

January 18, 2023 Rupert Bickersteth 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing an opinion piece by Phineas Harper that argues “cities should not just build green transport but actively dismantle car infrastructure”. Harper suggests that instead of desperately trying to reduce road congestion in the short term, politicians should be using traffic as a tool for making urban transport more sustainable. Many

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