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5 July 2022 Unpublished

Igor Marko Judging CE ZA AR Awards

Igor Marko is part of the international jury for CE ZA AR the national architecture awards in Slovakia organised by the Slovak Chamber of Architects. This year’s overarching theme is “green for architecture” alluding to the social and environmental role that architecture plays in our society. Last week, the jury toured around the country to visit selected projects and decide on a shortlist for prize nominations. Winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony in October. You can view all project nominations here.

4 July 2022 Unpublished

Petra Marko on Tracks of my Tyres - Velocity Magazine Podcast

David Taylor and Toby Fox chat to Petra Marko in the new episode of Tracks of my Tyres podcast by Velocity magazine about cycling in London vs Bratislava, the VeloCity plan to revitalise rural villages, teaching her son to ride a bike and networking on two wheels. You can listen to the podcast here.

17 May 2022 Unpublished

Petra Marko Speaking at 'Cycling Cities' International Active Travel Conference

Petra Marko will speak at 'Cyklomesta Trnava' [Cycling Cities], a conference on Mobility and Quality of Life in Cities in Trnava, Slovakia. Organised by Cyklokoalícia, the conference brings together international speakers to share best practice with local authority leaders, private sector clients and professionals.

9 April 2022 Unpublished

Future of Cities: Jan Gehl, Igor Marko and Mayor of Bratislava Discussion

Igor Marko joined Jan Gehl and the Mayor of Bratislava Matúš Vallo in a panel discussion in Bratislava this week as part of the Slovak Chamber of Architects (SKA) events series focusing on regeneration of cities. It has been an honour and a privilege to share the floor with Gehl, the master of placemaking, who has transformed Copenhagen into a walking and cycling city and subsequently shaped many cities around the world with his ‘putting people first’ approach and writing. The discussion followed Jan Gehl’s talk about the future of cities, in which the world-renowned urbanist shared his experience.The event series celebrates 30 years of SKA and has been realised with support from CORWIN.

28 January 2022 Unpublished

Petra Marko Guest Critic at UMPRUM Prague

Petra Marko was guest critic for architecture term projects at UMPRUM Prague (Academy of Arts Architecture & Design). The varied unit briefs covered themes from transformative markets tackling food waste, production and densification of public programmes in the city through to strategic urban regeneration of two Czech towns where redirection of motorway opens opportunities to stitch back the urban fabric.

20 December 2021 Unpublished

Bernolakovo Strategic Vision Competition Win

Marko&Placemakers with gogolák + grasse won the competition for strategic vision for Bernolakovo. The pilot study of its kind in the Bratislava region has the ambition to strategically guide the development of the fast growing suburban village/town and strengthen its specific identity and history. The proposal will form the basis for the implementation of a new local plan. You can find out more about our proposal here.

1 December 2021 Unpublished

Florenc21 Prague Masterplanning Competition Win

Marko&Placemakers with Prague based UNIT Architekti and A69 Architekti won the open international competition Florenc21 a major regeneration area in Prague’s wider city centre representing one of the most complex urban challenges of the current decade. Our team was supported by experts ETC, Ecoten, Terra Florida, Colliers and Ivan Gabal. The competition organised by the City of Prague, IPR Prague, Masaryk Station Development and ČSAD Praha Holding attracted 57 entries from all over the world. Florenc is You can find more about our proposal - Orchestarted Complexity here.
7 September 2021 Unpublished

Londonon: Cycling in the Era of COVID-19

Petra Marko moderated the debate "Cycling in the Era of COVID-19" as part of the Londonon initiative. The panel including William Bradley (Principal Policy Officer for Transport, GLA), Julian Scriven (Managing Director of Brompton Bike Hire) and Caroline Nagel (Associate, COBE Architects) considered the the lessons we can learn from cities like Copenhagen to radically shift towards active travel in London.

31 August 2021 Unpublished

CAMP Urban Talks: Florenc2021

Igor Marko with Filip Tittl (UNIT) and Boris Redcenkov (A69) presented their approach to urbanism and placemaking as part of the CAMP Urban Talks series. The session was dedicated to Florenc2021 competition, which seeks a vision for revitalising a 24ha regeneration area in close contact with Prague’s historic city centre. Marko&Placemakers together with A69 Architects and UNIT Architects are one of the five shorlisted teams. You can watch the whole talk here.

31 August 2021 Unpublished

Velo-City Cycle Diversity Lisboa

Petra Marko and Sarah Featherstone (Featherstone Young) will present VeloCity strategy at the Velo-city Cycle Diversity conference in Lisbon, widely considered as the premier worldwide annual cycling summit, serving as a global knowledge exchange platform. The conference exhibition showcases the latest innovations and joyful experiences one can only experience by bike. Petra and Sarah will present as part of the Pedalling for Better Heralth session on 8th September. You can see the full conference programme here.

14 July 2021 Unpublished

Marko&Placemakers shortlisted for strategic vision for Bernolakovo

Marko&Placemakers with Gogolak Grasse architects are amongst 3 shorlisted teams in a competition to develop a strategic vision for urban development of Bernolakovo, a village on the outskirts of Bratislava, Slovakia. The local municipality, who are the client, seek a stretegic vision for the future growth and sustainable development of the village that will directly feed into the local plan creation.

13 May 2021 Unpublished

International Competition Florenc, Prague - Shortlist Second Stage

Team Marko&Placemakers + UNIT Architekti + A69 Architekti has been selected onto a shortlist of 5 teams in the international competition to re-vision Florenc, a 24ha regeneration area in close contact with Prague’s historic city centre. The site with significant potential beyond the borders of the city is home to Prague’s central bus station and represents one of the most complex urban challenges of the current decade.

 

The open international competition organised by the City of Prague, IPR Prague, Masaryk Station Development and ČSAD Praha Holding attracted 57 entries from all over the world. The winner of the competition will be commissioned to develop the vision into a masterplan and design code, which will serve as a basis for proposed changes of Prague’s Zoning Plan. You can find out more here.

12 May 2021 Unpublished

Shifting Gear LSA Think Tank - Realising the Walking and Cycling City

The Shifting Gear think tank at the London School of Architecture led by Petra Marko and Steve Smith (Urban Narrative), and supported by experts from London Mayor’s Good Growth team set off to research and envision how we can radically re-think how our cities work for us. The think tank proposes to recalibrate the current hierarchy of movement, transforming London's major transport arteries, and using the principles of the 15-minute city in order to prioritise people, not cars, in a walking and cycling city, and revolutionise how we use and design our buildings and public spaces.

18 March 2021 Unpublished

VeloCity shortlisted for Team of the Year WAN Female Frontier Award

VeloCity is a finalist in the World Architecture News Female Frontier Award in Team of the Year category. The shortlist of teams from all over the world includes award-winning practices Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot. The award recognise remarkable, talented and visionary women of all ages, at every level across Architecture. Winners will be announced in April 2021. VeloCity is an interdisciplinary collaboration including our co-founder Petra Marko, Annalie Riches (Mikhail Riches), Sarah Featherstone (Featherstone Young), Kay Hughes (Khaa), Judith Sykes (Expedition Engineering) and Jennifer Ross (Tibbalds). You can find out more about the project here.

17 January 2021 Unpublished

VeloCity in RETHINK Design Guide published by the RIBA

VeloCity approach to the challenges of a post-pandemic world in the countryside is featured in the new RETHINK Design Guilde published by the RIBA. The innovative design guide draws together expert guidance on designing in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic for key architectural sectors, providing design inspiration to architects on how they can respond to the challenges and opportunities of a post-pandemic environment. VeloCity is an interdisciplinary collaboration including our co-founder Petra Marko, Annalie Riches (Mikhail Riches), Sarah Featherstone (Featherstone Young), Kay Hughes (Khaa), Judith Sykes (Expedition Engineering) and Jennifer Ross (Tibbalds). You can find out more about the project here.