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5 December 2017 Unpublished

VeloCity Wins the Cambridge to Oxford Connection Competition

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) and Malcolm Reading Consultants today announced the ‘VeloCity’ team as winners of The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition. The all-women team is a collaboration between Petra Marko (Marko&Placemakers), Jennifer Ross (Tibbalds), Sarah Featherstone (Featherstone Young), Annalie Riches (Mikhail Riches), Judith Sykes (Expedition Engineering) and Kay Hughes (Khaa). The competition sought inspirational visions for the future of development within the arc encompassing Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford, one of the UK’s fastestgrowing and most productive regions. It informed the NIC’s report Partnering for Prosperity: A new deal for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc, published last month.

13 October 2017 Unpublished

VeloCity shortlisted for the Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition

Our submission is one of 4 from 58 entries shortlisted in a National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) competition seeking visionary development typologies across the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor. The NIC was asked to provide the government with proposals to maximise the corridors potential as a globally competitive knowledge-intensive cluster while protecting the area’s high-quality environment, and providing much-needed homes and jobs.

5 October 2017 Unpublished

Palackeho Boulevard Revitalisation

Igor Marko has been appointed as lead expert consultant for the revitalisation of the main town centre boulevard in Pardubice, Czech Republic. "The goal of the study is to revive Palackeho boulevard not only as a main route to the railway station, but also as an attractive leisure destination" said the Mayor of Pardubice, Martin Charvát. The study will be developed through workshops involving experts, general public and the city's Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

29 September 2017 Unpublished

Plan for Brno International Conference

Igor Marko was speaking at the Plan for Brno International Conference. The aim of the conference was to come up with a sustainable plan for the development of Brno, one of the most progressive cities in Czech Republic when it comes to city governance and planning. The conference addressed everything that influences the quality of life in a city – be it mobility, environment, architecture, economic development or accessibility of services and culture.

22 August 2017 Unpublished

Oxford to Cambridge Competition

Marko&Placemakers is finalist for the Oxford to Cambridge growth corridor competition. We are part of a collaborative team with Tibbalds, Mikhail Riches, Featherstone Young and Khaa. The two-stage competition is backed by the government’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), and aims to boost the development of new housing, public realm and infrastructure within the 210km-long area spanning Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford.

28 July 2017 Unpublished

New project: Tottenham High Road Strategy for Haringey Council

Marko&Placemakers have been appointed to undertake a review of Tottenham High Road and its district centres with focus on arts, culture and identity, to inform an area strategy for the client, Haringey Council. The multidisciplinary team led by Tibbalds Campbell Reith will propose urban principles, strategies and land use interventions to inform future land use, specific site redevelopments and overall vision.

28 June 2017 Unpublished

Igor Marko to lead AA Visiting School unit in Seoul

Igor Marko will be unit leader at the AA Visiting School in Seoul, South Korea, this July. Under the theme Social Algorithms, the Architectural Association visiting school running from 16th to 25th July will open up discussion, exchange ideas, knowledge and methodology between different design approaches. Igor’s unit, The Narrated City, will research placemaking based on urban narratives, storytelling, psychogeography and the construction of language and meaning, which determine the way we understand the world. The participants will develop a parametric tool responding to the constantly evolving social, economic and environmental conditions of urban space. The interaction of existing and fictional users/urban actors will form the structural elements of the narrated city. Image: Social Algorithm 2016, Yonsei University

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.