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AISTE EIDUKEVICIUTE Urbanism & Architecture


I am an urban planner with architectural background who loves to explore cities. I enjoy observing and analyzing how social and economic behavior is influenced by political and historical contexts and how it transcends into urban space. I am concerned about a sustainable future, liveable environments and participatory approaches.

CONTENT

Curriculum Vitae 3 Activity Map 4 | PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS | Qunke New District Central Axis Landscape Design 6 Public Square on the Campus 8 | ACADEMIC PROJECTS | Domesticating Dalang (MSc thesis) 10 Mama Reconquista 16 | SIDE PROJECTS | Syria post-war housing competition 20 Traveling Architecture Workshop: Squared, Zibalai, Lithuania 22 Cooking / Eating / Building Workshop, Alamar, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba 24


EDUCATION

OTHER ACTIVITIES

MASTER DEGREE IN URBANISM | 2013-2015 Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

PARTICIPATION

SUMMER SCHOOL Thinking City | 2015 Jul 3-16 Topic - Beyond Resilience, case study - 'Arts & entrepreneurship'. Organized by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in collaboration with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), Netherlands INTENSIVE COURSE 'People in Urban and Territorial Design, the Local Transition for a Global Change' | 2015, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain Additional Electives at TU Delft | 2016 | 3D Modelling of the Built Environment | Digital Online Portfolio BACHELOR DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURE | 2007-2011 Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania ART SCHOOL | 2006-2002 Kaunas Antanas Martinaitis Art School, Lithuania

WORK EXPERIENCE Junior Urban designer | 2016 Sep - present NL Urban Solutions, Netherlands Junior Architect | 2012 Jan - 2013 Apr Kaunas University of Technology, Economy and Real Estate Department, Lithuania Internship architect assistant | 2011 Sep - Dec 'COWI Lietuva'.

PUBLICATIONS Co-author of the article ‘Restructuring and Rescaling: the ‘World Factory’ in transition’, 'Atlantis' urbanism , issue 25.2, 2015

Workshop | Cooking / Eating / Building | 2017 Part of the festival 'Alamar Adalante!'. Building a clay oven and promoting healthy cooking / eating using the products of organoponico Vivero; Havana, Cuba | -> https://vimeo.com/237532379 | KAD 2016 | 'Traveling Architecture Workshop: Squared' for the youth and children living in small towns (up to 1000 inhab.). Location: Zibalai, Lithuania | -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr9Ks8VR7bA | 'Building with Bamboo' workshop | 2016, TUDelft Competition | 'Syria: Post War housing', 2016 International workshop ‘Increasing Proficiency in Media’ | 2011, Iasi, Romania BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for Newcomers in Youth in Action, Action 1.1 | 2010, Latvia

VOLUNTEERING Summer School 'Planning and Design with Water' | 2017, TUDelft ISOCARP 2015 | Leading a tour through selected architecture/urban offices in Rotterdam A member of ‘Big Trip’ committee | 2013-2014 Hold by Polis, Platform for Urbanism (organizing student trips to Istanbul ‘13 & Berlin ‘14), TUDelft Urbanism week 'Scale factor' | 2014 ,TUDelft 'Kulturos kiemas' 2010-2011 | following and reflecting on theater events and performances. Lithuania

LANGUAGES

Co-author of the article ‘Informality Compendium’, Atlantis, issue 25.1, pp.10-11, 2014

Lithuanian (mother tongue) English (fluent), Dutch (beginner), Spanish (beginner)

COMPUTER LITERACY

HOBBIES

EXPERT | Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCAD, SketchUp BEGINNER | Grasshopper, GIS, Rhinoceros, Revit

Hands-on projects, travelling, photography, reading, yoga, surfing

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| ACTIVITY MAP

MASTER in URBANISM TUDelft | Thesis | Domesticating Dalang, Shenzhen, China'14/'15 Q4 | Globalisation studio, Urban planning & design, Argentina'14 Q3 | Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis | Urban planning & landscape, Zwolle region'14 Q2 | Socio-Spatial Processes in the City | Urban design, Hofbogen, Rotterdam '13 Q1 | Analysis and Design of Urban Form | Urban planning &

SUMMER SCHOOL Thinking City | Topic - Beyond Resilience, case study 'Arts & entrepreneurship' UvA & AMS, '15 Building with bamboo workshop | TUDelft'16

Cooking / Eating / Building Workshop | 'Alamar Adelante', Cuba

GLOBALISATION STUDIO | Mama Reconquista

Research, urban planning & design, landscape, TUDelft & FADU, '15

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INTENSIVE COURSE | 'People in Urban and Territorial Design, the Local Transition for a Global Change', Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, '15


ACTIVITY MAP |

BACHELOR in ARCHITECTURE KTU | Thesis | Graphic Design and Press Center, Kaunas, '11 Studios| Dancing school, Kaunas'10; Urban strategy for City Gates' of Kaunas development '10; Urban plan for urban block in Sanciai neighbourhood '09; Urban & architectural design for residential units in the resort of Palanga'09; Residential house'08. 'Traveling Architecture Workshop: Squared' | Zibalai, Lithuania '16 KTU Campus Vision | Placemaking & urban design, Kaunas, Lithuania '12

NL URBAN SOLUTIONS | Anshun Six-river Water Management comprehensive master plan, '17, Hualong Yellow river slow traffic master plan, '17 Qunke central axis landscape design, '17 Xi'an avation base development competition, '17 Xinachuan river ecological management landscape design, Duoba county, '16

Syria: Post War Housing Competition'16 MASTER THESIS | Domesticating Dalang Research, urban planning & design TUDelft '14/'15

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QUNKE NEW DISTRICT CENTRAL AXIS LANDSCAPE DESIGN Professional project | NL Urban Solutions Project type | professional, landscape design Location | Qunke new district, Hualong county, China Qunke is listed as one of the National Unique Towns, which supports new development targeting culture, tourism, high standard living and education. Central axis park represents Lamian culture that originates from Qunke and creates quality space for present and future inhabitants as well as visitors. It combines local identify with modern lifestyle, urban life with nature. The design embraces the vision towards more sustainable future by reducing vehicle traffic while encouraging slow traffic commuting. Integrative waterscape design provides room for water that serves as a storage during the rainy season. au

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN |

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PUBLIC SQUARE ON THE CAMPUS

Project type | professional, implemented project Location | Kaunas, Lithuania The campus of Kaunas University of Technology invites hundreds of students every year to seek the knowledge and obtain scientific degree. Although the campus building complex is protected by the government as a great planning and architecture example of Soviet times, it had very little to offer for students for their leisure time in between lectures. The idea of this project was to develop resting zones along the paths and main entrances to the faculties. The design of benches allows various usage; sitting in smaller or bigger groups, laying down, having a picnic, etc. Even the swings under the gallery were designed to diversify resting experience. Wood as covering material was chosen in order to for benches to be integrated in the landscape more smoothly and give enough room for the most remarkable objects of the area the campus building assembly.

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URBAN DESIGN |

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DOMESTICATING DALANG finding home in a productive cityscape

Graduation project | TU Delft Project type | academic | research, urban planning & design | individual project Location | Shenzhen, China Mentors Lei Qu | Spatial Planning and Strategy Leeke Randers | OTB - Urban Renewal and Governance

Thirty five years ago the area of Shenzhen was a farmland, but today it represents a remarkable urban development caused by open policies towards foreign investment. The city has become a hub for industrial manufacturing and popular destination for those migrants seeking a better life. The core of a city, which used to be the SEZ, endeavors to embrace the image of a global city. However the most vulnerable group of migrants is being pushed away to periphery, to the neighbourhoods like Dalang. They thrive as productive areas sadly failing to ensure adequately liveable environment for their residents. Present situation shows high migrants’ isolation from a society, their locality and absence of awareness that the control of individual’s life is in one’s hands, which strengthens the feeling of being just a stranger in the city. Public space can activate positive relations between social and urban interaction enriched with the sense of belonging to the community and the urban locality. It is fundamental to facilitate personal attachments to one’s environment (van Dorst, 2012), therefore, domesticate the urban environment. There is a severe need for public space within very limited land recourses. Therefore, this project researches the ground spatial possibilities and potential strategic spatial interventions that would activate migrant workers, encourage to bond with the city and embrace the feeling of home.

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Pingshan

Bao’an

Nanshan Futian

Dapeng

Yantian

Luohu Nanshan

Futian

Hong Kong

Yantian

Luohu

Dapeng

Hong Kong

PROBLEM FIELD |

Migration from mainland

Questionnaire results investigating daily life routine of migrant workers. Collected with the help of local NGO's members in Dalang during the field trip.

Shenzhen

Dalang

age age

type type of of job job

age

type of job

working working hours hours working hours 11h

25-32 25-32

service

15-24

factory

15-24

factory 35-44

working days

weekly work days working days

service white-collar white-collar

12h11h

9h 9h

12h 10h 10h

commercial

35-44

Social research

Proportional comparison urban vs rural population

commercial

way of commuting

commuting type way of commuting

8h 8h 14h 14h

commuting time

commuting time

commuting time <5min

6 6 5 5 7 7

walking

cycling

walking

cycling

<5min >20min 10min 10min public transport public transport

15min

>20min 20min 20min

15min

'Public space' created simply by claiming and personalising empty pocket spaces

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| RESEARCH

Type I

Type II

Type III

Type IV

Street network

Infrastructure network system within urban blocks has many dead ends and poor integration in the greater structure, which reduces accessibility within the whole neighbourhood.

Program

Ownership

Two major stakeholders | Industrial parks owners and villagers collectives, so-called Joint Stock Companies

Functional distribution is quite mono-functional. Along the main street network, informal economy is emerging with various retail, restaurants and services. Public facilities are very few or at all absent.

type I type II

Open space

type II type IV type I type II type II type IV

industrial park owner JSC main street intermediat street

type I type II type II type IV

industrial park owner JSC main street intermediat street

JSC main street intermediat street

services

dormitories

services

services informal economy open space

dormitories

private street network industries

private street network industries

urban village

private street network industries headquaters

headquaters

headquaters

informal street

informal street

informal street

dormitories

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industrial park owner

urban village informal economy open space

urban village informal economy open space

Due to specific construction regulations, industrial parks provide bigger plots of open space and natural daylight. Meanwhile urban villages consist of core street network and vague narrow corridors.


STRATEGY |

Integration of small businesses and inhabitants into development process

Collaboration with main stakeholders

B

A

B Permeability

Three main spatial criteria for activating public space

A

Places

Proximity

A

B

Permeability

B

A

A

B

Planning policy involves spatial regulation, Proximity governance Places and monitoring system

B

| easily accessible and having direct connection from one to another place. It also refers to a safe an attractive path for, in this case, slow mobility (pedestrians & cyclists) |

| defined through two measures; in terms of distance and in terms of urban vitality. By distance it is meant that places should be in a walkable time interval, which is Ÿ to ½ of a mile (0,4-0,8 km) or 5 to 8 minutes. Urban vitality refers to diversity of programs that could invite and please greater mixture of social groups living within the community |

Places

Proximity

Permeability

Proximity

Permeability

Places | defined as physical indoor, outdoor, or both, domain, hosting mutually working activities, and embedding qualitative spatial identity |

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Dalang

| SPATIAL INTERVENTIONS

1

Spatial implementation of 'permeability' criteria

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3

4

5

Spatial implementation of 'places' criteria

> 5min > 5min

> 15min

> 15min

> 30min > 30min unlimited unlimited within Dalang

within Dalang

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Spatial implementation of 'proximity' criteria


Industrial park transformation | PILOT PROJECT |

basketball court urban garden

restaurant square

community centre

Permeability

shopping street

small businesses

urban garden

offices & retail creative industries

Proximity

urban garden

street art

public square

skate park climbing wall

Places

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MAMA RECONQUISTA

Reconquista

Globalisation studio | TU Delft Project type | academic | research, urban planning & design, landscape | teamwork Location | Buenos Aires, Argentina Mentors Diego Sapulveda | TU Delft Flavio Janches, Max Rohm | FADU (Facultad de Arquitectura, DiseĂąo y Urbanismo)

The Rio Reconquista river basin contains a high level of urban fragmentation due to population growth, modernization and privatization (gated communities versus informal settlements), which is closely related to the Environmental Conflicts. The river deals with a high level of industrial contamination, garbage disposal and big flood risk that threatens damages to the property, environment and social structure. In order to solve defined conflicts the establishment of absent and undeveloped connections as well as a managing system has to be implemented. Spatially the strategic concepts are represented as Urban Unit and Buffer Zone. The Urban Unit is intended as a social approach to act as a new type of centrality for the local community. A system of carefully defined Urban Units should lead to increasing services, accessibility and development opportunities by effectively linking the informal settlements into the residential structure. The Buffer Zone is conceived as an environmental approach to act as a barrier against inappropriate development in and nearby the river system. Buffer Zone works both ecological (as a buffer for the river from the people) and social (for the people from the river).

flood safety

accessibility

living conditions

From exclusion to integration

integration

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safety

Development

urban fragmentation

...Establishing absent or underdeveloped connections ...

environmental conflict

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...managing environmental conflicts ...

Spatial strategy

Urban Unit

Connection for both sides of the river

Giving room for the river and water storage

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immigration

Buffer Zone

Protection from river floods

Open space for people and the environment

Supporting social cohesion (identity)

Provides contrast to urban units


STRATEGY |

Merlo

San Miguel Moreno San Isidro Ituzaingo General San Martin

legenda room for the river informal settlements water urban fabric landfill private open space lagoon water park for public use undefined open space existing open space

highway regional road

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| PILOT PROJECT | SAN MARTIN Phase I Actions

Actions

legenda

room for the river

informal settlements water

Embankments (flood risk protection, public space, garbage management)

Room for the river (water management)

urban fabric

landfill

private open space

park for public use

Community centre (land-use and function)

undefined open space existing open space

Informal basic needs (water, sewage, tenure, public transport, garbage management) highway

regional road

Phase II

Public space (land-use and function)

legenda

accessibility

Experimenting

room for the river

flood safety

Commercial connection (land-use and function, local economy)

informal settlements water urban fabric

New housing and water storage (land-use, adaptive housing and water management) landfill

Connection between informal settlements (infrastructure and accessibility)

private open space lagoon water

park for public use

undefined open space existing open space

highway regional road

living conditions

Education center (land-use and function)

Providing

water

Developing

Improving

lagoon

Phase III legenda room for the river

City park with sport facilities (landuse and function) water

urban fabric

landfill

private open space lagoon water

River bank connection (infrastructure and accessibility) park for public use

undefined open space existing open space

highway

regional road

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Informal settlements into formal (land-use, hard and soft infrastructure, social activation) Extended urban structure (land-use and infrastructure)

Integrating

Designating

informal settlements


PILOT PROJECT | MORALES |

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Phase II

Landscape (shaping public space, preventing it from the informal settlements, reducing flood risk)

Community center (Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awareness & education)

Threat of river (water management)

Area to larger scale (infrastructural connection) Governance (policy) Functions (services & economy) River (water and pollution management, water infrastructure)

Providing

Possibility of informal settlements (land-use and defined public space)

New developments (land-use, functions, housing)

safety

Integrating

Sewage system Water supply Land tenancy Hard infrastructure basic needs

Public space (local infrastructure and land-use change)

Regulating

integration

Roads (infrastructure)

Urban areas (change of land-use)

New public space and functions (landuse, infrastructure, functions, financing)

Actions

Phase III Economy (local economy and taxation) Health and education (programming community center) Food (provision of agricultural land)

Contributing

immigration

Activating

Designating

Actions

Phase I

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SYRIA POST-WAR HOUSING 1-5

Project type | international open-ideas competition Location | Syria Team members | A.Eidukeviciute, L.E.Montenegro, D.Radai, S.Shaib

During the post-war recovery process there are two essential factors for a society to rebuild its daily life: housing and public security (a place to call home and a regained feeling of safety within the community). This project aims to turn this dilemma into an opportunity by finding synergy in both: providing houses in a relatively short timeframe by offering the residents the lead in how to construct, use and maintain their living space in a sustainable manner. The starting point is a 32m2 housing unit that can be adapted to a variety of family contexts and needs. The standardised elements offer varied housing typologies, in which the basic units are grouped to create various spatial possibilities of to meet the needs of the end-users. This is offered within a set of agreements and constraints, such as a predefined subsidised building structure in which the general building layouts and rules are considered. To achieve cohesion, the courtyard is used as a spatial element of transition from public to private space, cutting through the scales

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In this way, spatial tools like the basic unit and the courtyard become a social device with a transformative outcome in the construction of the social relations that allow cohabitation and reconciliation.

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TRAVELLING ARCHITECTURE WORKSHOP: SQUARED Hands-on project | KAD Project type | placemaking | community participation, in-situ construction | teamwork Location | Zibalai, Lithuania ‘Travelling architecture workshop: Squared’ is an educational architecture project for youth organized by a non-governmental organization ‘Architekturos fondas’ in Lithuania, which aims at increasing the awareness and responsibility feeling of ones living environment and seeks to prove that one can make the difference with own hands. The workshop also stimulates creativity, bonds the community, educates residents, especially the youth, on quality public space, and instructs how to improve it with very little investment, voluntarily will and creativity. The construction took place after brainstorming with children. Therefore, as a final result, an empty lawn was turned into colorful and cozy public space with a shed to play with and hide from the rain, an art installation to sit down and enjoy blooming flowers, and finally, connected with a path and a bridge over the creek.

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PLACEMAKING |

Research

City Game

Education

Construction in-progress

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COOKING / EATING / BUILDING WORKSHOP Hands-on project | INTI Project type | placemaking | community participation, in-situ construction | teamwork Location | Alamar, Havana, Cuba The main goal of this workshop was not only to build the clay oven, but to promote the production of an urban vegetable farm Vivero Alamar Using the oven at the opening day, the traditional local cuisine was challenged by introducing new ways of cooking with vegetables harvested in organoponico. The recipe of baking bread was shared with few interested women and, hopefully, they will continue using new skills to fight the shortage of food. This project showed that common goal and handson initiative can help to bond with other people and the locality. From being very suspicious of our activity, local workers of organoponico turned to be friendly and motivated helpers, even if language was a barrier. The clay oven is now their oven.

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PLACEMAKING |

Define the outline

Build the base

Construct dome, entrance & chimney

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| Thank you |

aiste.eidukeviciute@gmail.com +31644516688

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Portfolio Aiste Eidukeviciute  

Portfolio of selected projects I have been working on - Professional / Academic / Side projects

Portfolio Aiste Eidukeviciute  

Portfolio of selected projects I have been working on - Professional / Academic / Side projects

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