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OLDCI TYCENTER HAPPYHOUS I NG UAUI M.2008 I saboutbr i ngi ngi deasf ort hehi s t or i c alc ent erofBuc har es t ,wher ea s er i esofpr obl emsoc c ur ,f r om t he uni quepopul at i onoft he ar ea( gi ps i es )t ot heuns ec ur i t y dur i ngt heni ght .Abui l tenv i r oment ofgr eatv al uei spas s edbyev er y day wi t houtawar enes s ,bec aus ei t ’ si n s uc hadec adents t at e. S o,wehav e: Thehappyhous e As er i esofnew bui l di ngswi t hdi f f er entNEWCOMERS -exhi bi t i ons , of f i c es ,bar sandhous i ng-t hatwi l l f unc t i onasat t r ac t or s .Theywi l l keept hear eaal i v e24h/day ,by br i ngi ngi nami xedpopul at i on.The happyhous i ngf or msapubl i cs pac e wher eev ent sofal lki ndsc anbe or gani s edi nt heopenai r ( t heat er pl ay s ,c l as s i c almus i cc onc er t s , per f or manc e)

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Cur r entf l oorpl an t he Happyhous i ngc ur r ent f l oorpl an wi l lpr ov i de of f i c esandappar t ment sf or y oungpeopl e,ar t i s t s , peopl ewhoneedaper manentc onnec t i ont oc i t yl i f e.

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ROMANI ANTEXTI LEF ACTORY Fas hi onCent er UAUI M.2008

Buc ha r es t -ac i t yofma nyur ba ndec i t s -oneof t hem i st heunequa l popul a t i ondens i t ydur i ng bot ht hewor k i ngweeka ndt heweek ends : t he ov er c r owdedc i t yc ent r ev er s ust heunpopul a t edper i pher i c a l a r ea s . We ’ r ef a c i nga n ov er l oa dt ha tc a nbes ol v edt hr ought hema t i c c ent r esi nea c hnei ghbour hoodofBuc ha r es t , t ha tr el ea s et hec ent r eofi t spr es s ur e . T heRoma ni a nT e x t i l eF a c t or y , a na l mos ti ndus t r i a l a r eai nPa nt el i monwhi c hr epr es ent sone oft hemos tpr obl ema t i cnei ghbour hoodsof Buc ha r es tes pec i a l l yc ons i der i ngt hes oc i a l dec i tpoi ntofv i ew, needsa nef ec t i v e s ol ut i on. Af a s hi ondes i gnc ent r eneedst obes eenl i k e a nur ba ns y s t em r a t hert ha nabui l di ng. T he s ol ut i oni sar es pons et oamul t i pl el ev el pr obl em: t a k i ngot hepr es s ur eoft hec ent r e , r ev i t a l i s i ngaper i pher i c a l a r eaoft hec i t y , gi v e anewmea ni ngt oa nol dbui l di ngt hr ough des i gn. T hepr oc es sofc r ea t i oni mpl i esenr i c hi ngi t ss i gnic a nc e , whi l ek eepi ngapa r tofi t ev ol v i nga ndr ev ol v i nga r oundi t ses s enc e , a c onc eptt ha ti sper ma nent l yus edi nt he f a s hi oni ndus t r y . Cr ea t i ngac onnec t i onwi t ht hedes er t edpa r k ne x tt oi twa sa l s oa ni mpor t a nti s s ue:embr a c i ngna t ur ea ndgi v i ngba c kapa r tofi t s el f . T hec or eoft henewF a s hi ondes i gnc ent r ei sa pa t ht ha tl eedsf r om at ec hnol ogi c a l pr oc es s ( t r a di t i ona l a ndmoder nt ec hni quesoff a br i c a t i ngt e x t i l es ) t oac r ea t i v eone( dr a wi nga nd des i gnwor k s hops ) , t ha tmer gest heol da nd t henew, butr ema i ns e x i bl ea tt hes a met i me . T hi spa t hi st hee x pr es s i onoft heper ma nent ev ol ut i onoft hedes i gnpr oc es s , bya l wa y s r et ur ni ngt oi t sr oot s . . . . Fi nalpr oduc t

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EUROP AN9Ri ga Ur banHy br i d Mi l an.2009

Ourpr oj ec temer gedf r om t hei deat hananec odi s t r i c tc an’ tbedes i gnedasani ndependentent i t ybutasar es ul tofas y s t em ofc onnec t i onsbet weent henat ur alenv i r oment , t hebui l tenv i r omentandt hehi s t or i c albac kgr undoft henor t hi cc i t i es . Ani mpor t antpar toft hepr oj ec tc ons i s t si nr i s i ngs oc i alawar enesoft heenv i r oment alpr obl em. Thenew c ommuni t ymeanss us t ai nabl eoc c upanc y .S oc i aldi v er s i t yequal st y pol ogi cdi v er s i t y -t y pol ogi esofnat ur al ,aswel lasbui l tel ement s . I twasaques t i onofwhats houl dt hes hapeoft henew c ent erofRi gabel i ke‌ ahy br i d-ahy br i dbet weennat ur alandar t i f i c i al ,ahy br i dt hatc hangesf or m anddens i t yasi t f l owsf r om t hehi ghwayt hatgoest oMos c ow t ot hewat er f r ontofDaugav a,t her ef or ef r om as t r ongl yur bani z edar eat oar ur alone.S oi ts t ar t swi t ht hehi ghr i s eoft heof f i c e ar ea,i tc ont i nueswi t habl oc kbas eddens i t yi nt hemi xedus ear eaandi tf i ni s heswi t ht hel ow r i s er es i dent i alt er r i t or yi nt hepr oxi mi t yoft her i v er . Thes oc i alv ar i et yi ses s enc i alasas t ar t i ngpoi ntf ordi f f er entt y pol ogi esoft hebui l tandnat ur alenv i r omentasi tmeanspos s i bi l i t yofev ol ut i on.I tal s oi mpl i est hepos s i bi l i t yof c r eat i ngdi f f er ents c enar i osal ongt hepat hbet weent het womai nar t er i est hatdef i neours i t e-t hehi ghwayandt her i v ert hatar ec ar ac t er i s edbydi f f er entat mos pher i c s . Wei magi nedourpr oj ec ti namannert hatac onf r ont at i onwi l lappearbet weent henew c ent erandt hehi s t or i c alc ent er .Thi sc onf r ont at i onwi l ldet er mi nebot hs y s t emst o ev ol v ebas edoneac hot her -onewi l ls t r enght ent heot her -t husbei ngt hes t ar t i ngpoi nti nt heev ol ut i onofapol y c ent r i cc i t y . Publ i cs pac ei sr egar dedast hemai npar toft hepr oj ec t .Al way sr et ur nt ot hes oc i alpoi ntofv i ew andal way sr es pondt ot hemos ti mpor t antques t i on-Whatdopeopl ewant ?andt heans weri nc l udest hr eees ent i alt as ks :pr ot ec t i on,c omf or tandpl eas ur e. Thi si nt egr at eds y s t em i sdet er mi nedbyas er i esofel ement s : Thewat er -ani mpor t antel ementt hatc r eat esdi f f er entat mos pher i c sdependi ngi fi t ss t at e-s t i l lwat er , f l owi ngwat er ,i c edwat er . Fl owi ngwat er -ent er sl i keaf i or di nt hes i t epl ay sani mpor t antr ol ei nours c enar i osasi tenhanc est hev i s ualc onnec t i onsi nt hepr oj ec t .Ast hewat eri sent er i ngourar eawe t houghtweunder l i net henat ur almer gi ngbygoi ngwi t ht hegr oundi nt ot hewat er .I nt hi smannert heoppor t uni t yofpr ov i di ngs unbat hi ngands wi mmi ngar easopens ,ac t i ng l i keanev ent f uls pac ei nr el at i onwi t ht hepr omenadeal ongDaugav a. Themat i cs quar es : Wat ers quar esf ors wi mmi ngi nt hes ummerands kat i ngi nt hewi nt er ,adapt i ngs pac esf orev er ys eas onbei ngal s oourr es pons et ot hepr obl emat i cofs us t ai nabi l i t y . Gr eens quar esf ors unbat hi ng,s por tf i el dsandpl ay gr oundt hatadr es st oev er yc at egor yofage. Pav ements quar esf orr es t aur ant ,c af f esandout doorc ul t ur alev ent s( f i l m,t heat r e,c onc er t )f oramor edy nami cs c ener yi nt heof f i c ear easout s i det hewor khour s . Gr eent ext ur e Pr eexi s t i nggr een-al derf or es t sands pont aneusgr een-wekeept hegr eeni s l andsont hes i t e and enl ar get hem.Byc r eat i nggr eenc onnec t i onsi nbet ween,t hegr eeni s l ands bec omeagr eenc hai nt hats t r ongl yi nt er ac t swi t ht her i v erandt hebui l di ngshav i ngt her es ul tofaheal t hyandenj oy abl eenv i r oment .Thepl ant edgr eenwi l lal s ohav edi f f er entt ext ur esdependi ngont hear ea,t y peofac t i v i t yandt y peofpeopl ewewantt oadr es st oi nt hes pec i f i edar ea.

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Thepl otar eahasagr eat pot ent i alf ordev el opi ng bui l di ngs ’t y pol ogi es . Hi ghr i s eof f i c es /t r ade/r es i dent i al bui l di ngst hatr i s ef r om t hepl at f or m andc r eat ea new s ky l i neoft hec i t y t heyr epor tt ot hehi ght ofRi gaRadi oandTV t owerasani mpor t ant l andmar kandor i ent at i on poi nt .

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Pl at f or m-r i s esabov et he gr oundgi v i ngwayt oan opens pac eunderi t , t her ef or ekeepi ngt he gr eenoft hear eaandnot af f ec t i ngt heper meabi l i t y oft hes oi l ( gr ound) .The pl at f or mi soc c upi edby of f i c esandappar t ament s , l i v edmos t l yf ory oung s i ngl epeop; et hatneed anac t i v eenv i r omentf or t hem t os t andout .The c ommer c i alandt r ade z onei nt er medi at est he t wof unc t i ons .Thepl at f or mf ac i l i t at esaone l ev elpar ki ng undert he gr ound,ev oi di ngt he pr obl emst hatt hewat er l ev elwoul dbr i ngi nc as e ofadeepc ons t r uc t i on. Lowr i s e-s mal lhous es t hatemer gef r om t he gr eenneart her i v er .We i magi nedt hem i naf ar ml andc r eat i ngar ur alc el l i nanur bani z edl and. Theywi l lbel i v edby f ami l i esandt heel der l y whol eedamor epeac ef ul wayofl i f e. Var i et y Ev er ys eas ont hel ands c apec hangesduet ot he c hangeofal li t ’ sel ement sandt hi si sv er yi mpor t antf oet hequal i t yof l i f e. Ac c esandpar ki ng Themai ngoali st o r educ ec armov ementas muc hasi ti spos s i bl e,enc our agi ngbi c y c l er i di ng andwal ki ngbyc r eat i ng i nt er es t i ngpat hsal ong t hef i or d.Ther ei sal s oa s t r ongpubl i ct r ans por t s t r uc t ur et hatc ov er st he i mpor t anti nt er s ec t i onsi n t hepl otar ea

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Thi s3Dmappi ngi sar es ul tofal ay er d anal i s y st hatc ons i s t sofs omeBuc har es t s t at i s t i c s :popul at i ondens i t y ,dai l yt r i ps s t ar t i ngpoi nt s ,gr eenar eas . Ourgoalwasai nt ui t i v ev i s ual i z at i onof s pec i f i cc l uest hatar et y pi c alf orBuc har es tbymodi f y i ngt hegeomet r yofagr i d bys c al i ng,s ubt r ac t i nng,pat t er ndef or mat i onandt husobt ai ni ngamul t i par amet r i c i s eds t r uc t ur e. Thedat apr oc es s i ngi sdonebyt r ans f or mi ngt hec ol ort onesi nt onumer i c v al ues .

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Themai nques t i ont hatemer gedwhenif i r s tv i s i t ed T ul c ea,ac i t ys i t uat edatt he“gat e”oft heDanube Del t awashow c ani tr ec ov eri t ’ sc onnec t i ont ot he wat er ? Thepr oj ec ts i t ehasav er ypower f ulmeani ngt ot he c i t y ,i twaswher et heol df i s her menhar bourwas pl ac edi nanc i entt i mesandc ont i nuedi t st r adi t i on wi t haf i s hf ac t or ydur i ngt hec ommuni s tper i od.Thi s s i t ewasc hos eni nav i s i onaboutr ei nv ent i ngt hewat er f r ont . Thewat er f r ont ,asav i ew oft hec i t yhadt ogr ow,not onl yv i s ual l y ,buts oc i al l y ,ec onomi c al yandc ul t ur ewi s e Thepur pos ewasbr i ngi ngi nmor e“ur bani t y ”,anew i mpor t ant“bl ue”l i neandr es t or i ngt hewat er -c i t y c onnec t i on.Thepr ogr am oft hebul di ngdes c r i besa s er i esofac t i v i t i esc onnec t edt onav i gat i on:boat s howr oom,y ac ht i ngc l as s es ,nav aldes i gnc l as s es , wor ks hopsandc onf er enc esr egar di ngt hi st heme.

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