作者/Writer：TerraViva Competitions 2020.12.23
“Home is where you can”
The project is a temporary representation of the concept of living. It’s an exploration on the intersections between the urban and the domestic living; an attempt to give an answer to some of the queries connected to these and to create a new form of living the urban public space.
What does living mean? When do I live? How do I live? Where do I live? In a home? And so, what is a home? When is it that I am home? Where is my home? How is my home?
The temporary urban installation takes place in Viale Piave, in the historic centre of the city of Prato. This area, despite its position, is crossed by a large amount of traffic; the aim of the project is to transform the street’s portion destined to car parking into a livable urban space, while creating a new pedestrial connector with the surroundings.
The project’s core operation is the analysis of the domestic spaces of life, their functions, uses and actions. These are then divided in unit‐elements, and subsequently re‐assembled and clustered in spatial blocks of function‐action. The blocks compose the project, which is made with a modular structure and recycled materials, that allow its modification, adaptation and repetition. The house becomes an undetermined process, in constant evolution. A unitary red organism, attached and connected to the city.
Home is where you can grow, play, train, eat, work, rest. Home is inclusion, sharing, opportunity, connection, socialization, freedom, creation, criticity, relation, culture, education, diversity, exchange, security and community. Home is a process.
设计团队：Chong Jun Qiang, Neoh Jia Wen, Tan Chee Siang, Ang Wei Yi（新加坡/马来西亚）
“Ladder Street Revitalization”
Hong Kong’s mountainous geography forces the urban designers to employ staircases throughout the city. The combination of big city blocks and staircases leave little public space for the inhabitants of Hong Kong. On the surface, Ladder Street Hong Kong is a flight of stairs that connects Hollywood Road to U‐Lam Terrace. But the necessity of staircases further erodes possibilities of public space for the people of Hong Kong.
Our interventions aim to revitalise underused parts of ladder street by creating pockets of intimate moments. The design of the interventions is based on texts from Jane Jacobs, William Whyte and Kevin Lynch, deriving 3 design strategies for our architectural interventions – Scale, Landmark and Seating & Shade.
Ladder street was an opportunity to allow the public to celebrate public spaces in Hong Kong. The interventions correspond to 4 site‐specific activities along Ladder Street ‐ religious procession, children’s playground, street food and convenience store. Public spaces are often used by residents as hanging laundry and drying preserved food (on woven bamboo trays) on public fixtures. Hence, the detailing of each intervention experiments with the act of hanging daily objects as a celebration of a cultural phenomenon.
Ladder street, Hong Kong, is a missed opportunity to experiment fragmenting public spaces into different levels and attempt to connect them. With public spaces so precious and staircases rampant due to the geography of Hong Kong, perhaps it is time to start exploring staircases as potential public spaces and implementing these design interventions throughout Hong Kong Staircases.
设计团队：Einat Lubliner, Palvasha Sophia Khan, Yile Xu（以色列/美国/中国）
“Lots of People”
This project attempts to challenge Hoboken’s repeating pattern of unutilized lots in the city fabric and address the shortage of public space the city is facing due to massive developments and increases in population ‐ all while addressing the severe environmental challenge of flash floods due to the lowlying geographical location of the city. Introducing a smart model of “Borrowing Space Concept” addresses these vacant lots (393!) within the dense city by encouraging public‐private partnerships to benefit the locals. Leveraging timeframes (scope) of vacant lots till they obtain permits, allow a sizable amount of temporary public spaces ‐ ‘Pop‐ups’ to be allocated to benefit the needs of the community.
Through tactical urbanism interventions, temporary community pop‐up spaces are designed on privately‐owned lots to collect water for irrigation and reuse, while providing much needed amenities for the community. On the public lots, semi‐permanent spaces are designed to provide an infrastructure to mitigate the flash floods problem, with interventions such as water plaza, street canals, and establishing a connection to the city drainage system. Through tax incentive‐based policy facilitated by the platform, the municipality can provide diverse ‘Pop‐ups’ spaces for the community within the existing built fabric.
The new interventions and their design derive from the context and the local community needs in their respective neighborhoods. Using private entities for public good has the opportunity to provide quality public spaces, promote sustainable design, and give equal resources to the diverse communities within the city.
设计团队：Marco Conti, Francesca Conti, Marco Maiello（意大利）
The historical centre of Naples is Unesco Heritage since 1995. Its districts are distinguished by an architectural variety and a vitality typically Neapolitan, the result of a controversial relationship between public planning and personal initiatives.
It is estimated that, in Naples alone, around 12,000 buildings are at risk of collapsing, most of them belonging to private owners. Amongst the potential causes: negligence, lack of control, unauthorised construction and insufficient maintenance.
How might we define the boundary between public control and personal freedom to establish a dialogue between the people and the institutions?
A strategy is to raise awareness on the loss of the heritage through the revival of lost architecture by giving it back to the city. The proposal involves the reinterpretation of the layout of the “Villa di Poggioreale”, a masterpiece of the Neapolitan renaissance lost following centuries of abandonment.
The harbour is the urban element selected as a stage for the installation. The small beach of the “Colonna Spezzata” is a tiny strip of land barely considered, that thanks to this intervention becomes an ideal viewing point and the place of contact between the city and the sea.
The buoys, easy to find and cheap, guarantee the required design freedom and they are a flexible tool for similar future performances. The proposal performs a double tactical urbanism aiming to safeguard the architectural heritage at risk while, simultaneously, motivating more people to experience an unappreciated space. A city that keeps opening itself to the sea and preserves its past.
设计团队：Dren Begolli, Edona Murseli, Ferat Mustafa, Genc Blakaj, Vjollca Podvorica, Vlera Serhati（科索沃）
Ulpiana is the first multi‐storey residential neighbourhood in Prishtina. It was built in the 60s and it is one of the best examples of the socialist‐modernism urban design and architecture. Its urban plan is eminent to this day. The neighbourhood is characterized by mostly five storey buildings, large green areas and landmark towers, circling a fountain, which are very important for our collective memory.
However, today Ulpiana finds itself being inaccessible for everyone. Political, economic and social changes during preWAR, WAR and postWAR periods, have left their mark on the urban fabric of the neighbourhood creating incoherent spaces and pathway gaps.
The potential is high for the entire neighbourhood regeneration, however three specific locations have been chosen to illustrate the planned interventions. The fountain area, the bunker and a typical urban void / junk space have been transformed and enriched with content that brings dynamics and identity to these public spaces and activate the social interactions within. Our FOUN’TA’SY celebrates this playfulness through the use of the typical Albanian culture elements such as: Plisi (traditional hat) in The Plisi Pavilions in Fountain of Choice and Tactical Grounds, and Shkami (traditional chair) that is found abundantly in different parts of the project. Similar interventions could encompass the whole of Ulpiana, and outspread to the adjacent city centre neighbourhoods as well..
Aptly, Ulpiana is to become accessible for everyone, a friendly neighbourhood for the community and a spirited habitat for the sportsmen, the elderly, children and families at large.