I.D. Bilkent University: ARCHIP Selected Works
Prague is on the cusp of change. Citizens, designers and planners are dissatisfied with the status quo, and urban transformation is being contemplated. Through the recent efforts of two new design activist organizations: ReSITE and UrbanACT, many urban mobility, infrastructural and open space deficiencies throughout the city are for the first time, being identified and discussed in a series of public fora. We have been invited to participate in this exciting urban revisioning movement.
The exhibitied projects present works of ARCHIP students that address the creation of a sustainable and livable urban fabric. The projects focus on the redevelopment of the abandoned rail yards and post-industrial waterfront of the Holešovice-Bubny district of Prague. The site is an important catalyst in the reimaging of Prague's urban fabric with its economic potential, sheer scale, and proximity to the river Vltava. Its rich architectural culture, vibrant urban life, and rich landscape present a perfect context for testing innovative architectural ideas.
The exhibition is oragnized by I.D. Bilkent University Department of Architecture (Ankara, Turkey) in collaboration with ARCHIP and the Czech Embassy in Ankara. It will take place in Cermodern from September 27 until October 1, 2019.