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26 May 2017 Unpublished

Igor Marko wins ASB Personality of Architecture and Construction Award

Igor Marko is the winner of the ASB Personality of Architecture and Construction Award, considered the highest accolade in architecture and construction industry in Slovakia. The award ceremony under the auspices of the President of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Andrej Kiska, the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, and leading industry and academic institutions took place on Thursday 25th May. The winner was determined in an independent vote of an expert jury consisting of personalities from architecture and construction, representatives of state administration and self-government, as well as representatives of professional associations and chambers.

21 May 2017 Unpublished

Sky Park Development Construction Launched in Bratislava

Igor Marko was at the official construction launch ceremony of Sky Park development in Bratislava. Marko&Placemakers provide public realm consultancy on the Zaha Hadid Architects designed project comprising 800 new homes, offices and a new city park. Mayor of Bratislava Ivo Nesrovnal, Jozef Oravkin (Penta Investments, Client), Patrik Schumacher (Partner, Zaha Hadid Architects) and Old Town Mayor Radoslav Števčík symbolically laid the foundation stone at the launch ceremony on Friday 19th May.

9 May 2017 Unpublished

Igor Marko nominated for personality of the year

Igor Marko is nominated for personality of the year in Architecture and Construction by the leading industry magazine ASB (Czech & Slovak Republic). The announcement of winners will be at the ASB gala dinner ceremony at the end of May. You can support Igor by giving your public vote here.

15 April 2017 Unpublished

RIBA Guerrilla Tactics Steering Group

Petra Marko is on the steering group for this year's RIBA Guerrilla Tactics Conference, the RIBA's flagship event for small practices. Following a series of interviews, the group selected David Miller for the role of Creative Director of the conference which will focus on how small practices can respond to shifts in technology and constantly changing economy.

5 November 2016 Unpublished

Automatic Mills Industrial Heritage Competition Pardubice

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.

18 October 2016 Unpublished

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.

3 September 2016 Unpublished

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.

17 July 2016 Unpublished

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.

20 June 2016 Unpublished

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.

5 June 2016 Unpublished

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.

1 June 2016 Unpublished

Museum of Architecture talk: Beyond the Pages - Recoded City

We will be presenting our work at the upcoming Museum of Architecture Beyond the Pages debate on Thursday 9th June. Recoded City, the book featuring Marko&Placemakers projects amongst other socially engaged global case studies, examines the potential of citizen-led collaborative neighbourhood renewal strategies. To find out more and book tickets visit the MoA wesite.
26 May 2016 Unpublished

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.

5 May 2016 Unpublished

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.

25 April 2016 Unpublished

Lisbon Masterclass on City Making and Tourism Gentrification

by Igor Marko

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.

18 March 2016 Unpublished

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.