Igor Marko is one of the jurors and urban experts for the project of revitalisation of Automatic Mills in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The heritage industrial building designed by Josef Gočár and its surroundings is subject to an urbanism competition. The competition is organised by the City of Pardubice and ONplan lab. More information about the outcomes here.
Automatic Mills Industrial Heritage Competition Pardubice
You'll Soon be Here film wins Public Prize at Lisbon Architecture Festival
You'll Soon be Here film wins Public Prize at Lisbon Architecture Festival. The film was shot during the Stadslab masterclass on City-Making & Tourism Gentrification supervised by Igor Marko and Marc Glaudemans. A collaboration between Stadslab and Italian director Fabio Petronilli, You'll Soon be Here shows the intricate stories of residents and visitors of Mouraria, the historical Moorish district of Lisbon, now under severe stress of tourism and gentrification.
Archipreneur Interview - How to Use Placemaking to Create the City of the Future
Petra and Igor spoke to Archipreneur about our practice, the process of placemaking and what we would like to achieve in the future. Read the full article here.
The London School of Architecture Summer Show&Tell
On Thursday 16 June at the Design Museum, this year’s final Show & Tell unveiled the work of five Design Think Tanks, all of which offered daring new proposals for London. The Unstable City Think Tank led by Marko&Placemakers and Grimshaw recalibrated Rotherhithe to benefit from new organisations of economic, political, social and environmental instability.
ECOWEEK workshop Agios Nikolaos waterfront, Crete, Greece, 4-10 July
Jorge Martin will be leading the ECOWEEK workshop in Agios Nikolaos in Crete, Greece, running from 4-10 July. The workshop will develop a hands-on light construction design that will engage the students and the local community in a joint discussion on future transformation of the waterfront. To find out more and register visit the ECOWEEK website.
The London School of Architecture Show & Tell: Unstable City Think Tank
The research and design proposals developed within the Unstable City Think Tank led by Marko&Placemakers and Grimshaw will be presented on Thursday 16 June at 7pm at the Design Museum. This year’s final Show & Tell will unveil the work of London School of Architecture’s five Design Think Tanks, all of which are offering daring new proposals for London. The Unstable City think tank is investigating new models for resilient city development embracing instability as a positive phenomenon.
Museum of Architecture talk: Beyond the Pages - Recoded City
ILGBC Northala Fields Park Tour
We have revisited our landmark project, Northala Fields Park, giving a tour for Israeli landscape architects from the ILGBC. Northala has been completed in 2008 and since then grew into one of the most diverse parks in London cherished and loved by local community as well as visitors from further afield. Learn more about how the unique topography of Northala was created from recycled waste mitigating noise and pollution and creating a new landmark in west London.
New Lido Strategic Framework and Vision, Bratislava
Marko&Placemakers are working on a strategic framework for the central riverfront area of Bratislava, Slovakia. New Lido is a long term urban regeneration project encompassing the largest urban quarter adjacent to the river Danube, which has been under utilised and neglected over the last two decades. The long term vision of the project is to connect both riverfronts to create a joined up ‘city on the river’. New Lido is an exchange platform for this vision, which starts the process of communication and negotiation of the main project goals between the city, general public and private sector.
Lisbon Masterclass on City Making and Tourism Gentrification
Stadslab International Master Class on City Making & Tourism Gentrification supervised by Igor Marko (Marko&Placemakers) and Marc Glaudemans (Stadslab Stadslab European Urban Design Laboratory) took place 15-22 April 2016 in Lison. The highly challenging urban regeneration case-study was focused on one of Lisbon’s oldest districts – Mouraria. The Master Class was organised in partnership with Academia Cidadã | Citizenship Academy and the City of Lisbon.
Coulsdon Town Centre regeneration
Marko&Placemakers with The Retail Group are undertaking a business survey of Coulsdon Town Centre. Commissioned by the London Borough of Croydon, the socio-economic retail study will identify specific barriers to growth faced by the businesses in Coulsdon area and recommendations to improve the collective performance, helping the Council in the next steps of collective visioning process for the Town Centre regeneration.
Kings Cross Tour for The LSA Unstable City Think Tank
We have gained great insights about Kings Cross, one of the most significant urban development sites in the UK, with the London School of Architecture Unstable City Think Tank led by Marko&Placemakers and Grimshaw. The tour was hosted by Argent, the developer behind the regeneration of King’s Cross – a 26ha former railway land being transformed into one of the most exciting neighborhoods in London.
Marko&Placemakers featured amongst global case studies in Recoded City
Marko&Placemakers is featured amongst 42 global case studies of participatory placemaking practices in the new book publication Recoded City authored by Thomas Ermacora and Lucy Bullivant. Recoded City is a global survey of distributed urbanism, a burgeoning movement allowing citizens to reclaim their city and influence their own well-being through localised design and self governance.
Culenova development revealed
Marko&Placemakers is the public space consultant for the new mixed use development designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in Bratislava. The plans for the 5ha Culenova development which will comprise of 800 new homes and 50,000 square meters of offices were today revealed at a press conference. Two thirds of the development area will be transformed into an urban park incorporating an existing industrial power station building which may become a cultural catalyst for the entire quarter.
Ahoy featured in Icon Magazine
Igor Marko's Ahoy - an interactive children's game designed for project Hravo is featured in the autumn issue of Icon Magazine. Hravo is reviving a history of toy making and bringing the joys of hand-crafted games to a new generation. The initiative invited product designers, architects, graphic designers and visual artist to explore and test the potential of a variety of creative approaches.
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