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Structural Plans for Mozambican Towns awarded in the APA ID International Planning Excellence Awards
We are very happy to share that our project Structural Plans for Mozambican Towns won the Advancing Social Equity Award of the American Planning Association International Planning Excellence Awards. Together with the Liberia Municipal Water Project and the Thompson & Grace Medical City Master Plan in Nigeria, our proposal was considered to be innovative and impactful.
Our colleague Filippo presented the project in a webinar together with the 2020 and 2021 winners with projects from Africa and Latin America.
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TSPA one of five teams selected to compete and design the architectural and urban development concept for the new Ecopolis in Sakhalin, Russia
Campus Winnenden — Proposal for the Internationale Bauausstellung 2027 (IBA’27). Winnenden Urban Neighbourhood
This year TSPA started with an exciting task: we developed a project proposal for the International Building Exhibition for Stuttgart region -IBA’27. Our project «Campus Winnenden» has been shortlisted among the selected projects.
IBA’27 StadtRegion Stuttgart, aims to make the Stuttgart Region a more liveable, sustainable place.
Winnenden Urban Neighborhood, is one of the IBA’27 locations. Winnenden municipal authorities and the International Building Exhibition 2027 StadtRegion Stuttgart (IBA’27) are looking for suggestions for a mixed-use neighbourhood of the future.
We embraced one of the driving questions of the Bauwelt Congress 2016 on the productive city: «What do architects and planners need to build to make the mixed city a reality — how do we achieve a city for living, dwelling and working in which the functional separation of these areas is removed?»
Мы прошли во второй этап Открытого международного онлайн-архитектурного конкурса по освоению правобережья Москвы-реки от МКАД до Строгинского шоссе, инициированного Комитетом по архитектуре города Москвы.
Вместе с WOWHAUS ЦТП входит в единственный международный консорциум, который вместе с двумя другими российскими коалициями будет участвовать в следующем этапе конкурса. Мы с нетерпением ждем возвращения в Россию, где в прошлом мы разрабатывали действительно интересные проекты.
Мы хотим, чтобы это предложение отражало нашу цель — создать «Устойчивую окружающую среду и жилые кварталы» с фирменным подходом, который характеризует нашу работу, думая системно и ставя на первое место природу. Поскольку Строгино является таким уникальным фрагментом города — частью природно-исторического парка «Москворецкий», важным элементом природно-экологического каркаса Москвы.
Для нас большая честь участвовать в этом конкурсе с офисами City Makers, Orchestra Design, Arteza, Zoloto Group, Masters Plan, Apex, Abitant,8 Lines, Regional Consulting.
Last October we were part of the final presentation for the city extension of Berlin in Blankenburger Süden, for which our participation has come to an end. We look back into some of the key moments of this project and how it enriched us.
A year earlier, in October 2019 we were selected together with our partners from B+B and joined the cooperative workshop with the «Wild Card» this allowed us to experiment and try bold options for visualisation like building a model of the whole development area.
On October 1st, to mark the anniversary of establishment of Greater Berlin, Architekten- und Ingenieurverein zu Berlin-Brandenburg e. V. (AIV), together with Harald Bodenschatz, Benedikt Goebel, Christina Gräwe, Peter Lemburg, Marcus Nitschke, Wolfgang Schuster have prepared an exciting monographs «Unfinished Metropolis» While first volume presents history of 100 years of urban planning for Greater Berlin the second book contains entries from International Urban Planning Competition for Berlin-Brandenburg 2070. We are excited to have a sneak preview, as our latest project Landscape of Differences is among winning projects.
Find out more in the link below: https://dom-publishers.com/collections/monographs/products/unfinished-metropolis
Earlier this year, TSPA together with our landscape architecture partner B+B finalised the framework planning for the development of Blankenburger Süden. And since this week the results of the framework plan development for the south of Blankenburg are visible to the public on the website of the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing.
As the largest extension of the city Berlin with the aim of accommodate the urban growth, it also gave us a chance to reflect on the influence of a planning project to the surrounding area and to propose a solution to balance between building construction and the existing nature. you can vote for our project! Through this online survey and a participation platform, questions can be asked and comments can be left .
We are very happy to announce that TSPA was awarded amongst the best projects in the International Urban Design Ideas Competition for the future of Berlin-Brandenburg 2070. The project “Landscape of Differences” developed with Fabulism office was selected as 4th place winner amongst 55 international participants by the Architects and Engineers Association of Berlin-Brandenburg. The competition theme marks the 100 years anniversary of greater Berlin. TSPA feels honoured to be selected as it is an exciting moment for contributions to the vision of our future cities and regions. The results of the competition will be presented in the exhibition «Unfinished Metropolis» in the Kronprinzenpalais from October on. You can find more information and details on the homepage of the Urban Design Ideas Competition.
TSPA architecture intern Sophie has won the Van Hove Award with her graduation “Adaptive architecture and flood permitting cities – urban flooding as incentive for positive incremental change”. The prize is awarded by the UPA-BUA (Royal Professional Union of Architects in Belgium) to a graduating design and is open to all students who obtain a degree in architecture or architecture-engineering at a Belgian faculty of architecture, during the academic year of the prize. The proclamation took place at the Architects’ House in Brussels on November 20.
TSPA together with B+B has been selected as one of the teams that will form part of the cooperative workshop process in the development of Blankenburger Süden, Berlin largest urban expansion site. Starting in autumn 2019 and continuing until spring 2020, four teams will develop as many different test designs as possible for the planned new city district. The resulting ideas and images will be used to develop a new structural and utilisation concept (so-called «Alternative D») for the south of Blankenburg.
Our team is happy to be part of a cooperative workshop process in which teams create the test designs simultaneously. The workshop process is the third building block of the so-called laboratory phase. The first two building blocks of the laboratory phase are «Sharpening key objectives» and «Clarifying framework settings».
The area to which the sketches will be tested is of around 150 hectares. It extends from the former location of the Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (FHTW) in the north to the approx. 90 ha core area — formerly a Rieselfeld, today arable land — to the Heinersdorf industrial estate in the south. In addition, the test designs will focus on the connection to the neighbouring neighbourhoods.
Some of the topics we will be discussing critically and creatively are: uses and functions, urban planning, open spaces and ecology, mobility and transport, and interdependencies with the neighbourhoods.
We are very happy to exchange ideas in this workshop with our salted collegues:
The south of Blankenburger Süden development is a response to the housing shortage in the state of Berlin located in what is still considered «a phantom» of green grounds and one of Pankow’s most rural regions. The 90 hectare core area projects to accommodate 5,000 to 6,000 apartments.
«Four teams of planners with a focus on urban development and landscape architecture will take part in the cooperative, urban planning workshop procedure. These four teams were selected via an EU-wide award procedure» explains Katrin Dietl, spokeswoman for the Senate Department for Urban Development (Schubert, 2019;Berliner Morgenpost).
In response to the housing shortage in the state of Berlin, the last legislative period prompted the search for suitable locations for housing construction throughout the entire Berlin city area. In spring 2016, the choice fell not only on ten further locations but also on the state-owned properties in the south of Blankenburg.
When the test drafts are available in spring 2020 — they should be as varied as possible and deliver concrete ideas and pictures — a draft can be derived from them which the Berlin House of Representatives will finally vote on.
Our colleague Filippo Imberti is heading to Moscow to participate as a speaker at the business forum and exhibition City: The Details (Город:Детали) and jury member at the relevant competition.
The forum is organised by the Government of Moscow City and will become part of the government program My District.
Filippo will present TSPA approach and case studies on urban spaces transformations.
Check out our Twitter and Instagram pages for more insights during the event!
TSPA co-founds housing cooperative urbancoopberlin. Winning competition for the Schöneberger Linse in Berlin
Affordable housing, sustainable financing models, land leasehold models, intergenerational living, green architecture: these topics have in common that we promote them as planners and architects. They also have in common that they are more easily said than done. To see what can actually be done, TSPA founded the housing cooperative urbancoopberlin, together with SammlerUsinger, LIST GmbH, Hervé De Giovannini, SUSTAINABLE SERVICES. As our first test case, we participated in the competition of the city of Berlin for the ‘Schöneberger Linse’ organised by Senate of Berlin. The competition asked a sustainability and renting concept besides the architectural proposal. The urbancoop proposal won the first prize, being awarded the plot and development opportunity. Have a look at the project here and learn more about the residents’ engagement process in this video.
TSPA participated in the Opportunity Space design-build competition organised by the a Van Alen institute. The task challenging multidisciplinary teams to propose a temporary, mobile structure that will support economic opportunity and social inclusion in Malmö, Sweden.
[Our entry / winning proposal…] OPPO is an inflatable, helium filled balloon of translucent polyurethane, in the shape of a torus. Due to its lighter-than-air nature, it can float in the night sky of Malmö. During the day, when events take place, Oppo is lowered to the ground, and serves as a meeting space. The simplicity and visibility of the object are the reason to visit the site.
Together with InD and BGMR, we’ll present our project ‘Netzwertstadt’, a strategic vision for the development of the Ruhrgebiet in Duisburg-Nord on 16 and 17 October as part of the 3rd future forum of the RVR.
We were selected to take part in the ideas competition on a metropolitan vision of the Ruhr region in collaboration with bgmr and InD supported by a range of interdiciplinary consultants. We’ll will join the inception workshop on May 22nd-23rd 2013 in the SANAA Building of the Zeche Zollverein in Essen. The Ruhrgebiet — Germany’s former industrial and mining region — is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany and currently faces huge challenges due to tremendous demographic and economic transformations. A total of five competing interdisciplinary teams were selected that include design offices such as maxwan, studio urban catalyst, yellow Z, Reicher Haase architects, Kengo Kuma associates and West 8. Results are to be expected in October 2013. More info: Webpage Metropole Ruhr (in German).
Uberbau (Urban Design) in collaboration with MARS (Architecture) and Treibhaus / Lavaland (Landscape) win one of eight equal prizes in the open international ideas competition ‘Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin’ for Berlin’s new central library and its adjoining city quarter. The new centre at the fringes of the projected city park on the Tempelhof airfield forms part of a larger urban regeneration scheme for the district, including a new quarter around the central library complete with a central city square. The urban design re-interprets the Berlin block and creates a permeable, non-directional public network of small public spaces organised through a mix of building types with a focus on flexible typologies for various uses and users. The library serves as a landmark that contrasts with the monumental wideness of the airfield. Concentrating the building mass into a compact cube frees up space for a public square for a variety of temporary and other uses such as community gardens. The design of the new central library achieves a highly efficient programme that can fulfil long-term logistical and practical demands.
Uberbau’s proposal for the urban renewal of the Al-Adhamiya area in Baghdad, Iraq, was last week awarded the third price in an official ceremony in the prime minister’s office. Thomas Stellmach presented the project which will be further developed in the next phase of the project.
Uberbau is selected as one of two finalists for the AMO-ZiL competition. Ali presented «ZIL Pioneer» to an international jury and to Deputy Mayor Andrei Sharonov in Moscow on Friday, March 2nd, 2012. The proposal suggests the transformation of the centrally located, 280ha industrial site into a pioneering urban centre for Moscow. Among other contributions by Dutch office Mecanoo, French office Valode & Pistre and Russian office Project Meganom, Uberbau and Project Meganom were selected to further develop their proposals and to present them to Moscow’s Mayor in the coming months.
Have a look at the project.