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

Holmenkollen lies only 20 minutes from the centre of Oslo. The Holmenkollen Ski Jump, wich comprises the Ski Jump Tower with its panoramic views over Oslo, the worlds oldest ski museum and a ski simulator where you can feel for yourself what it?s like to jump at Holmenkollen. From the ski jump tower, 60 meters above the ground and 417 meters above the sea level, one can experience a breathtaking view of Oslo and the fjord below.
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump holds an important part in the Norwegian and international history of skiing, and is for many the main symbol of international ski...


The farm of organic grower Dr. P. Panagopoulos is 13.4 acre wide, contains orange and lemon trees aged 15-70 years old, lies in the fields of Aigialia of the prefecture og Achaia and uses three races of geese. The number of geese during the year varies from 300 to 800. 
Today, many growers such as P. Panagopoul_s avoid costly farming machines or biological methods for combating weeds and are seeking alternative methods, fully aware that the existence of weeds, up to the point of an economic threshold, may be tolerated without significantly reducing the yield and quality of the...

APOLLO theatre is found in the centre of the city facing George 'A square. It's surface is about 1.592 m2. It was built in 1871 by the famous architect Ernest Chiller and is the city's main cultural events centre until now. The building is declared perceivable. In order for it to correspond to the city's needs in the framework of "Cultural Capital of Europe- 2006" this project suggests some direct interventions to the infrastructures of the building (turning scene, floor, dumpers, trap-doors e.t.c.)

Brown fields along the river Danube are gaining new functions. Examples for this: Gasworks at Óbuda , “Marina Coast” residential aria at former industrial site, new building of National Theatre and the Palace of the Arts at the site of former railway station etc. One of the most important aims of Budapest is to make the inner city watersides easily accessible, attractive and pleasant for pedestrians. The extension of tramlines (along the Buda riverside). The renewal of the “Ybl Bazaar” and the storehouses at the riversides have also important rule.

The rehabilitation program for Middle Ferencváros (Budapest, IX. District) began at the bloks next to the Great Boulevard (Nagykörút), and progressed towards the Haller street - just along Tompa Street.
The first way for rehabilitation was to renovate the residential buildings owned by the Local Government. The second way was to develop infrastructure, to build or renovate public places, green patches and parks. The third way was to sell out the parcels became clear after the demolition of old, deteriorated buildings, which were inadequate for renovation. On...

Békásmegyer Housing Estate was built in the 1970s and 1980s. It has excellent public transport connection with the city centre, and has very good climatic environment (Buda Mountains, Danube riverside). 


Still, strong signs of slumming have emerged. One of the first steps for the renewal of the housing estate will be at the centre of the housing estate: the renewal of the market place and its surroundings.
New market hall, office buildings are planned. Great emphasise is laid on the forming of public places: a new square will be created with little green patches...

The Lenhossek Park gave new impetus to the development and rehabilitation works of the area. When opening the one-hectare park (once place for ten parcels with very deteriorated buildings), Gabor Demszky, mayor of Budapest emphasized that similar programs generate positive trends in Budapest. Ferenc Gegesy, mayor of IX. District emphasized that the investment is a good example for the co-operation among the districts and the Municipality: two thirds of the costs were paid by Budapest Municipality, and only half of it will have to be paid back – without bank rate. As he said, the...

One tool for the enhancement of retail trade in urban areas can be the organised co-operation of local trade units. When shops, restaurants, cafés, galleries go together for a common marketing, for better-looking public places, for better accessibility, for stronger and convincing reputation, than it is good not only for the trade, but also for the whole area, for the whole city. The co-operation among trade units has two main institutionalised forms: the shopping street-type organizations and the BIDs (Business Improvement Area).

Oslo is embarking its most adventurous harbour renewal project ever, as a string of waterfront properties in the heart of the city are put up for sale and rezoned for urban development. The aim is to reconnect the city with the sea, providing residents and visitors alike with a unique and sustainable quality of life.
Fulfilling the vision of Oslo as the Fjord City will help meet the city's need for more housing, business, recreation and cultural space, as well as improving concentrating Oslo’s commercial ports.
The total Fjord City area comprises 225 hectares,...

Phileas is a new concept of sustainable urban transport, used as a backbone for urban redevelopment.This new form of public transport has been developed to become the axis of redeveloping the west corridor of the city of Eindhoven. It links Eindhoven central station and Eindhoven airport. It is supposed to provide an alternative for the car. Based on an international comparison and a feasible study, the potential of this new system was indicated, depending on the right set of supporting conditions. Multiple land use are projected along this corridor. A series of new developments and...