Justina MuliuolyteTadas Jonauskis and Lukas Rekevicius won the EUROPAN11 architectural competition MULTITALENTED CITY – design proposal for Reims in France.

 

TU Delft spatial planning students win prestigious Europan award with proposals to transform a university campus into a self-sufficient Multitalented City.

Europan is a biennial competition for young architects under 40 years old organized by the Europan Foundation, with headquarters in Paris. The assignment is to design innovative housing schemes for sites across Europe. The competition encourages architects to address social and economic changes occurring in towns and cities and offers the opportunity for cross-cultural learning and networking for designers and site promoters involved.

In 2011, there were 1826 projects submitted for 49 sites in 17 different European countries. The team formed by Justina Muliuolyte, Tadas Jonauskis (urbanists) and Lukas Rekevičius (architect) was one of 41 winning teams.  Justina and Tadas are both former students of the graduation studio Complex Cities of the Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft

Their proposal is called Multitalented city. It is a proposal for a single-function modernist 1960s university complex on the edge of Reims, in France. An introvert and disconnected campus with large open spaces, isolated from its surroundings. The project proposes to transform the campus into a district largely able to be self-sustainable. The central concept is flexibility and adaptation to changes: environmental, societal and economic. Apart from that, the designers foresee solutions that may help the neighborhood produce its own energy.

Public spaces are the backbone of the project.  Five distinctive squares are integrated by pedestrian routes into a continuous public space network.  A consistent public space structure brings clarity and spatial organization to the site. The five squares guide users through the sequence of unique places.  Different program clusters are created around the squares. They are filled with diverse typologies and functions to strengthen the unique character of each square.  All these functions are bond by an effective mobility system. Creating conditions to use sustainable forms of transport is an important objective of the strategy. Bicycle and pedestrian routes are main tools to connect the squares and link them to the immediate surroundings. Public transport is spatially embedded into the squar

According to the jury, the project has a “great conceptual and programmatic clarity.” The jury appreciated the way in which alternative and new lifestyles are contemplated by the plan. According to the assessing panel, the “size and scale of the proposed public spaces are the strengths of the project. The project is both realistic and highly original”.

 

More info http://pu-pa.eu/ and http://www.europan-europe.com/e11/en/home/

See the project at:

http://www.issuu.com/justinamuliuolyte/docs/multitalented__city-winner_europan11_reims_france

Justina Muliuolyte is one of the winners of EUROPAN2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tadas Jonauskis is one of the winners of EUROPAN2011

 

 

 

 

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