Introduction

Introduction on reference cases

Reference cases are presented in an Implementation Lab to exchange knowledge that could bear relevance to a study case that was subject of an intervision workshop.
The reference cases provided input for the brainstorm sessions to broaden the perspectives of the participants and to deliver new approaches or spatial concepts that could be useful to help “solve” the problem statement of the study case. Reference cases can be found via the year table or via entering key words in the search field in the left column of the reference case web page. 

Reference cases

The project was the result of a competition for the substitution of an obsolete football stadium and the adjacent square with a mixed use, high density development, with parking spaces and incorporating the existing civic use. The land belongs to the Town Hall. It is located in a densely populated part of the city that constitutes a second urban center, defficiently connected with the historical center.
The following paragraphs are extracted from the winning proposal?s memory:
"The proposal is born from the conscience of the damaged situation in which a previously exploited...

The area concerned by this project is situated at the west side of Charleroi, and covers 4 districts (7,2 km_ and 12.500 inh.). One of the main goals of the project is to keep in place and to increase the population in the City of Charleroi, to avoid the lost of population to the outskirts and the decrease of mixity.

 

The 3 mains axes of action are to:
- upgrade the quality of the environment, degraded by the old heavy industries,
- upgrade the quality of life of the population, who is leaving the area,
- create the...

The aim of the project is to analyse re-urbanisation potentials and obstacles of inner-city residential areas and to develop instruments, incentives and strategies for an appropriate and long-term use of these areas taking into consideration changing demographic preconditions. lease describe.

Re-urbanisation is meant to be a comprehensive, socially integrative strategy aimed at the development of the housing and living conditions in the entire core city, in particular its historical residential areas adjacent the city centres. While the traditional approach towards urban...

The project objective is to describe and analyze changes in land use in Prague surround. Project focuses the transformation of agricultural, close to nature or a little changed lands into completely changed antropogened areas. From the view of land ecology and protection there are worying phenomen as a change in structure and function of area where town becomes. Into landscape, ratio change of so called greenfields and brownfields and with it connected impersonation and loss of spatial intimity, ratio increase of permanently fixed area, many oh artefacts in lanscape and another. First...

Into Padana Valley there is not only one of the most important people concentrations in Europe but also an industrial (big and small\medium enterprise SMEs) and innovative services polycentric system. In the late 40 years many clusters (SMEs specialized area) were developed producing a particular territorial model (cluster is a geographically proximate group of interconnected companies, associated institutions in a particular field, linked by commonalities and complementarities supported by external-economies). This spontaneous model produced social-economical advantages but in the same...

Roman amphitheatre of Patras is one of the most important and most impressive monuments of city. Constitutes infrequent example of such structure and is dated in the dues of the 1st century A.C., season of bigger development of Roman Patras. It is found in the historical centre of city, in the axis that is fixed by the Castle, the Roman Odeum and the harbour. The bigger part of the theatre is found under the existing buildings while a small department of concave has been revealed by older excavations. With the program is proposed the demolition of 25 buildings inside the declared...

The Council of Tudela and other local partners have proposed the project to create a sustainable community in the locality. Canraso, the new neighbourhood of Tudela hopes to become a new reference for the integration of new sustainable renewable technologies.
The Eco-Community of Canraso consists of a community with a very high energy efficiency, designed in accordance with the principles of sustainability and whose realisation is not only limited to the buildings, but also to the integral management of the neighbourhood services as well, including energy, urban renovation and the...

The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management, a division of the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Public Works, has initiated a programme called 'Roads to the Future'. The 'floating road' is one component of this programme. The groundwater level is forecast to rise during decades to come, and the water containment is expected present serious challenges. A competition was therefore organised to generate ideas for floating roads. These roads could be used to provide access to a village cut off by flooding, or as a duplicate road alongside a bridge closed for...

The old town acts very important administrations, communications, economics and tourists functions, which are strictly related with the culture heritage of the city and the region. Since 2002 year authorities of the town have been realizing an effective revitalization process of monumental city centre, which buildings come from the XVIII and XIX century breakthrough. In 2002 year a municipal promenade was built. It perfectly cooperates with architectural and visual style of monumental center of the city. It preludes the first step of revitalization process of the down-town, which will be...

The Dutch firm of architects West 8, spearheaded by Adriaan Geuze, has drafted the general plan for the area. West 8 has generally attempted to exploit the fact that industry has vacated the area to reclaim the port for Copenhageners. The philosophy is to create a compact and active urban environment characterized by large building complexes varying in shape and height. At street level, shops and cafés will emerge onto an elongated square in the centre of the site. The square affords access to and from DFDS Seaways' new ferry terminal and the ferries to Oslo and Poland. In its...