Copenhagen (Denmark), 2015 | FINALIST 2016
The chaotic esplanade covering Denmark’s oldest subterranean station through which around 165,000 people move every day, has been redesigned to house a bus terminal, parking for more than two thousand bicycles and a pedestrian zone connected with the medieval streets of the old city centre.
Cádiz (Spain), 2015 | FINALIST 2016
A seafront esplanade invaded by parked cars is replaced by an elongated building that shelters the Genovés park from winds, while containing public bathrooms, changing rooms and cultural facilities and featuring an elevated viewpoint overlooking the bay of Cadiz.
Brussels (Belgium), 2014 | FINALIST 2016
An non-profit urban festival claims the connection of two districts of uneven social conditions on both sides of the canal by means of an ephemeral bridge made with the standard components of a construction crane.
Cities around the world are coming to the same conclusion: they’d be better off with far fewer cars. So what’s behind this seismic shift in our urban lifestyles? In this article in The Guardian Stephen Moss goes on an epic (car-free) journey to find out.
The author and anthropologist, Marc Trias, offers a critical account of Barcelona’s latest large-scale urban planning operation which has changed the city’s seafront in the Port Vell zone. Who benefits from this transformation of the city? The book will be launched on Monday 13 February at the Barceloneta Civic Centre (Conreria St., 1-9, Barcelona).
Between 15 and 17 November, the first European Commons Assembly was held in order to call for a defence of the commons by civic-minded, responsible citizens, giving priority to cooperation among individuals and urban groups faced with a prevailing culture of competitiveness.