Posts tagged urban research
Mayer Malacky: Vision and Development Principles for New Quarter Adapted to Climate Crisis

Mayer Malacky is a project of a new, multifunctional district that reflects aspects of everyday life in the future. It reflects on sensitive social, technical and environmental integration of isolated greenfield 'beyond the highway' into Malacky, a small city in the metropolitan area of Slovak capital, Bratislava. It outlines strategies for its integration but also develops its own autonomy. It considers impacts of climate crisis. In its essence it builds on principles of circular economy, efficient management of resources including waste in and nearby territory. It outlines strategies for coexistence of different people, trying to mitigate inequalities given by gender, age, economic and ethnic status. It complements functions of original city and invites not only residents but also new visitors. It fights against isolation determined by its geographical conditions.

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Palacky street, more than a shortcut, Pardubice

The aim of revitalization of the Palacký street was, besides improving technical and aesthetic condition of the public space, also to change behavior of people by changing the character of the space by activating its economic, cultural and social potential. An international, interdisciplinary team of professionals has created a conceptual study of the most important street in the city of Pardubice through a participative process combined with design thinking,

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Envisioning Mill Island

In collaboration with the ONplan Lab team, I outlined and led  the process of envisioning the strategy and  future of the Mills Island area in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The area is characterized by contrasts. The iconic monument, Gocar's Mill house and its declining bakery production gives a background to one of the most vibrant parks, Na Spici, on the edge of a quiet residential district. The City of Pardubice identified it to as  one of the upcoming transformation zones. In order to maintain the value of the area, a commission was carried out to gather all the relevant information and stakeholders' visions and to organize a legal competition architectural workshop. 

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Revitalization of Dvorakovo Nabrezi - Na Frantisku

The aim of the study is to revitalize this bank of the Vltava river and to bring back its status among the places that we choose as a pleasant and safe way to commute to work, for past-time activities or for unveiling the many layers of its extremely rich, local history. The growing numbers of key, individual investments of local actors and stakeholders became the catalyst for the Institute of Planning and Development to conduct a conceptual and coordinated study. The actors involved were property owners, property managers, attached institutions and the public - all of them becoming partners while formulating the vision for the riverbank. This conceptual study will become a base for the coordination of future individual investment in the private properties and attached public spaces.

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