Charlie Palmer will discuss his global study Cycling Megacities and the future of urban movement in megacities. Cycling Megacities is a study into the current conditions for cycling in cities of over ten million people. It has evolved from the idea that we should not only be looking at the small cities of Copenhagen and Amsterdam - where concepts of ‘life sized cities’ or ‘human scale cities’ have developed - for answers to the future of non-motorised transportation. Instead we should look at the mega metropolis for answers on how to design the sustainable cities of the future. Over 55% of the world’s population now resides in urban areas and this is only set to increase with developing nations still urbanising rapidly. Subsequently sustainable urban mobility is one of the greatest challenges of our time.
Architecture in the Soviet Bloc is usually considered to be a matter either of monumental pomposity or endless prefabricated blocks of flats, and damned accordingly. This talk will ask how this perception emerged, and discuss some of the projects - such as communal housing in Moscow, experiments in 'open form' in Warsaw, and postmodernism in East Berlin - that suggested different directions for a 'Communist architecture' from the stereotype, and that might have suggested entirely different ways of life altogether from both the 'west' and the 'east' in the cold war. In large auditorium. Welcome!
2. December Statsbygg handed out their Student Award 2015 at BAS to the winner Karoline Kalstveit. Representative from Statsbygg's Western Region Maria Rosabelle Williams gave the check of NOK 20.000,- to the winner of the three nominated projects. "Statsbygg wishes to encourage innovative and experimental studies of architecture among future generations of architects. The Student Award will be handed out to one or more student projects at the master level for particularly innovative and well executed project work performed in accordance with state guidelines within the field of architecture. In the evaluation, emphasis is placed on clarity in quality and form, in terms of identity, practical usefulness and aesthetic value". Read the speach from Statsbygg and the comments from the Jury on the projects.
I 2050 skal det ikke brukes olje, kull eller gass til transport eller oppvarming av bygg i Bergen. Det er målet i Bergen kommunes grønne strategi som er ute på høring. Men hvordan skal Bergen bli en fossilfri by? I samarbeid med Klimaforum inviteres det til frokostmøte om Grønn strategi.
Tormod Amundsen will present their office, their approach to working with nature and birding, and also more on their general thinking around working with nature as architects.
In large auditorium! Welcome!
Frokostmøte er eit samarbeid mellom Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylkeskommune og Fylkesmannens Landbruksavdeling, Husbanken, Høgskolen i Bergen og Bergen Arkitekthøgskole. Møta er gratis og opne for alle. Les meir.