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Barcelona Installation – Outcomes

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APS Barcelona Installation was developed in the framework of the #SUPERILLA pilot project, which goal is to test in the area of San Marti district the Superilla Plan for Barcelona. The plan aims at closing to the traffic a part of the city roads, creating pedestrian areas and public space, following the scheme below:

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SUPERILLA MODEL

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SUPERILLA PLAN FOR BARCELONA

Five  Barcelona schools of architecture have been invited to set up installations to activate, between the 12th and the 22th of September 2016, the new public space generated in the #SUPERILLA pilot project area.

IAAC participated with APS workshop students, developing  the POBLEJOC installation, conceived during the Barcelona workshop.

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Barcelona Workshop – Outcomes

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BCN SUPERILLA workshop was held at IAAC between the 5th and the 7th of September.

16 students, responding to our call for papers, learned about Basics of Computation Design, Web Data sourcing, Data Visualization, Augmented reality, Robotic Data Visualizations, Grasshopper and Environmental Data&NDVI analysis, Emergenct Design and Advanced Behaviours thanks to IAAC, CCEA, UAAV and Nuomena teachers (BCN workshop program).

The following lectures have been given:

> Activating Public Space

Areti Markopoulou

> Participation in Public Space

Yvette Vasourkova

> Design Competitions for Public Space

Karin Grohmannova

> Environmental Principles for Public Space Design

Bernhard Sommer

> Fab City

Tomas Diez

The following tutorials have been given:

  • Basics of Computation Design
  • Web Data sourcing
  • Data Visualization
  • Augmented reality
  • Robotic Data Visualizations
  • Smart Citizen kit to Grasshopper
  • Environmental Data&NDVI analysis
  • Emergenct Design
  • Agents and basic behaviours
  • Advanced Behaviours

During the workshop the students developed the BCN installation POBLEJOC.

For updates follow this blog or our APS Facebook Page

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Barcelona Workshop – Call for applications: deadline extended!

We still have some places for participating to IAAC Workshop on Active Public Space! Don’t miss the opportunity to join us!
The call is open till the 29th of August 2016.
In order to apply please send your cv to [email protected]icspace.org providing the following information: Name / Age / Nationality / Education / Work experience / Experience in public projects & activities. Please write in the e-mail subject: BCN workshop application.

For more info:

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Barcelona Workshop – Open call for applications

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Call for applications to participate to Barcelona workshop is now open!

The workshop (September, 5th– 7th 2016) will focus on the principles, implications and applications of ICTs for urban space and will include the following modules:

  • parametric design based on environmental conditions and selected data
  • real time data visualization
  • digital interfaces for the design and participatory management of public space
  • urban monitoring devices
  • smart advanced materials and applications in the built and public space
  • lectures by IAAC experts on technologies developed for smart energy management

The call is open till the 18th of August 2016.

In order to apply please send your cv to [email protected] providing the following information: Name / Age / Nationality / Education / Work experience / Experience in public projects & activities. Please write in the e-mail subject: BCN workshop application.

For further information:

BCN call for applications

Vienna Workshop – Outcomes

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The VIE workshop took place in Vienna between the 8th and the 10th of June 2016 at UAAV premises. 11 students attended the workshop.

The aim of the workshop was to provide participants, through lessons and practical exercises, with the necessary knowledge to design Active Public Space.

Each participant in the workshops developed technological skills and get understanding of parametric and sustainable design, new smart and sustainable materials for construction, the potentials of different hardware and software applications in public space and methodologies for citizen participation, thanks to lectures and tutorials (VIE Workshop_Program).

The workshop the following lectures have been given:

on Energy Design & Workshop Task

Bernhard Sommer and Galo Moncayo, University of Applied Arts in Vienna

Arguments on Public Space in Vienna

Beatrice Stude

Citizen Participation

Igor Kovacevic

on Micro-Climate in Urban Public Spaces

Matthias Ratheiser

Visualization & Interpretation of Data

Alexandre Dubor

On Interactive Systems

Saman Saffarian

Moreover the following tutorials have been given by Galo Moncayo

  • Arduino
  • Digital Mapping of Real Space Using Sensors
  • 3d Modeling of Interactive Geometry

The students developed projects of interactive prototypes for the public space.

During the last workshop day the students presented the work developed in front of a jury composed by: Andrea Börner (UAAV), Chiara Farinea (IAAC), Anna Gulinska (UAAV), Yvette Vašourková (CCEA), Bernhard Sommer (UAAV), Beatrice Stude, Reiner Zettl (UAAV)

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Vienna Workshop – Open call for applications

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Call for applications to participate to Vienna workshop is now open!

The workshop will focus on energy design, and climate related aspects of the public space and will include:

  • Teaching and practice of monitoring climate data from weather stations
  • Visualization and interpretation of data
  • Teaching and practice for parametric design based methodologies on environmental conditions
  • Lectures by UAAV Experts on Energy Design
  • Production and testing of interactive mock-ups (arduino)
  • Documentation of discussion, and user behavior
  • Final public presentation of realized work and closing discussion

The call is open till the 25th of May 2016.

In order to apply please send your cv to [email protected] providing the following information: Name / Age / Nationality / Instruction / Work experience / Experience in public projects & activities. Please write in the e-mail subject: VIE workshop application.

For further information: APS-Workshop-UAAV

Active Public Space Catalogue – Call results

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The wait is over!

And the winners are …

Shadowing (London/UK) – Chomko & Rosier

elCASC (Villena/ES) – elCASC – el fabricante de espheras, University of Alicante, Villena Town council

The authors of the two selected projects will receive a grant to participate to 2017 Active Public Space Symposium in Barcelona.

Moreover 13 projects were selected to be published in the Active Public Space Catalogue:

The Pool (London/UK) – Jen Lewin

Voyage (London/UK) – Aether&Hemera

Open source public space devices (Sevilla/ES) – radarq.net + FabLab Sevilla + Students

Ecobulevard (Madrid/ES) – Ecosistemaurbano

Responsive Public Space (Graz/AT) – Ortlos

Van Gogh Path (Eindhoven/NL) – Studio Roosegaarde

Led Cloud (Amsterdam/NL) – Sophie Valla

Weaving Transition (Eindhoven/NL) – Ines Fiegert

Watersquare Benthemplein (Rotterdam/NL) – De Urbanisten

Public Playground (Rotterdam/NL) – Bekkering Adams architects

Energy Carousel (Dordrecht/NL) – Ecosistemaurbano

Happy Wall (Copenhagen/DK) – Thomas Dambo

Syn-oikia Pittaki (Athens/GR) – Beforelight

 

Active Public Space Catalogue – Call for submissions is open!

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APS is seeking case studies regarding existing public spaces with particular interest in new “active” forms that emerge from the technological advances of the Information Age. The call is aimed at detecting and mapping existing successful examples of active-smart public space in terms of design, technology, management and occupancy by citizens.
NOTE: the submitter does not necessarily have to be the author of the project.

Submissions Until:

> March, 13th 2016

Announcement of Results (on this website):

> March, 30th 2016

Prizes 
> 2 top submitted entries will be invited to present at the Active Public Spaces Symposium in Barcelona in July 2017, and will be granted a travel subsidy / allowance of 300 Euros per person.
> 13 selected and ranked entries will be published in the State of the Art Section of a Best Practice Catalogue and submitters will receive a free entry to the Active Public Spaces Symposium in Barcelona in July 2017.
Submissions are to be made online, in English language, and according to the provided form:
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For further information please refer to the detailed call description:
For any doubt please write to [email protected]
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