Activators

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a+t 51: Public Space Strategies - Activators
Aurora Fernández Per, Javier Mozas (Editors)
a+t architecture publishers, December 2018



Paperback | 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches | 120 pages | Spanish/English | ISBN: 978-8409049295 | 26.00 €

Publisher Description:
a + t magazine returns to the public realm through the STRATEGY series, which began in 2010 with the aim of highlighting and naming the strategies and actions underlying each project.

85 actions are identified within the 13 projects included in the issue. They are grouped according to: Scale of influence (Context, Site, Objects) and Type of strategy (Environmental, Socioeconomic, Aesthetic).

This new volume of the STRATEGY series, called ACTIVATORS, includes works by MVRDV, Jaja, Adept, Nendo, Vaumm, Wowhaus, and Ola, among others. They are all projects that add new dynamics to the public space through the incorporation of facilities for leisure, sports or recreational learning.
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  • Location: 38 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris, France
  • Category: Adaptive reuse
  • Team: CADMOS , Brizot-Masse Ingénierie, META Acoustique, Kerylos Intérieurs, CET Ingénierie
  • Area: 3300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Culturespaces

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  • Category: Museum
  • Lead Architects: Ömer Selçuk Baz, Okan Bal, Ozan Elter, Ece Özdür, Ege Battal, Cihan Poçan, Tuğgen Kukul, Firdevs Ermiş, Pelin Yıldız
  • Area: 11000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Emre Dörter, Murat Germen

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