Questrum tells in his blog about the lecture of the former mayor of Bogota, urbanist Enrique Peñalos, which he read in Kiev. Now the official works in the municipality of New York, and Peñalosa became famous for the fact that he made a real revolution in the field of transport and improvement in Bogotá. The urbanist is convinced that the solution to the transport issue in any metropolis must begin with eliminating the lack of space for public transport, bicycles and pedestrians, since roads are the most valuable resource of the city. As for cars, their movement inevitably has to be limited, giving the space of the city to people as much as possible, that is, creating parks, squares, sidewalks, etc. Enrique Peñalosa concludes that under capitalism, the only possible equality is equality in access to urban space.
Photographer Ilya Varlamov is also concerned about the quality of public spaces. In his blog, he continues his story about one of the most comfortable cities in modern Europe - Copenhagen and, in particular, its new district of Erestade. In the Danish capital, all the space inside residential areas is given to people, and cars are parked either in intercepting parking lots or underground. An even more radical way to solve the problem of lack of parking spaces is to build a parking house. Another post by Ilya Varlamov is already devoted to specific proposals for the improvement of courtyards. If you raise the level of the courtyards by 3 meters, then all parking lots, driveways and technical buildings are underground, and at the top there will be space for people, the blogger writes, referring to the experience of Holland. In the end, this decision will be beneficial for everyone: motorists will receive a huge heated parking lot, residents of houses - a green, clean courtyard. In other words, the author ardently calls for making the problem of Russian courtyards, which today look more like a parking lot, and not a resting place, the topic of the broadest public discussion.
The Urbanurban blog also talks about the creation of a recreation area, namely the Petuelpark above the tunnel in Munich. The design of the park in 1999 was recognized as the best in the field of urban art, and in 2002 Petuelpark was opened, becoming the first territory in the city, the main content of which is contemporary art: it houses unique installations by artists from all over the world. Due to the fact that the tunnel rises above the ground, the park consists of two levels. The lower part of the Petuelpark is an area for quiet relaxation, while the upper part is for active pastime. In addition, the park plays an important role in the structure of the city - it connects the neighboring districts separated by the Petuelring highway. It is noteworthy that not only engineers and architects participated in the creation of the park, but also residents of nearby areas, their children, as well as disabled people, each of whom contributed to the development of the concept of the future public space and its functional content.
Architectural critic Alexander Lozhkin, in turn, asks how an ordinary person has the necessary experience and qualifications in order to influence the development of the city. And an article in the Urban blog is dedicated to the experiments of the urban planner Kevin Lynch, described by himself in the classic work "The Image of the City". Lynch interviewed the townspeople and asked them to draw a mental map of the city, that is, a kind of subjective diagram of the settlement with the most important, in the eyes of a person, places, and then compiled a detailed classification of urban spaces and their elements that help people navigate in an urbanized environment and feel in she is comfortable.
The public movement "Arhnadzor" tells about the exhibition of works by the participants of the Second Moscow poster competition "City without an artist".This year, the main topic of work was the urban planning problems of Moscow - the fate of cultural heritage, ecology, transport. The winner of the competition and the owner of the Grand Prix was Roman Fedorov with a poster on which the unclear silhouette of George the Victorious appears through the black-and-white ripples, and only the words “The historical image of the capital is disappearing” are easy and clear to read. The exhibition will run at the Moscow House of Artists on Kuznetsky Most until March 29.
The head of the Just Russia faction, Sergei Mironov, at the festive week for the Shukhov Tower (she turned 90) raises the question of its further use, primarily for tourism and educational purposes. "Why, having declared that the tower is under the protection of the state, does the government not undertake anything that could really save it for posterity, for our future?" The politician asks. Wasin in his blog shares his impressions of the trip to Perm, posting photos of the main attractions of the city. The community of architects ru_architect tells about the adaptation of the Podznoyev courtyard in Pskov for a hotel and a complex of restaurants of the European level. The article of the Internet magazine "Architecture of Sochi" is dedicated to the Sochi Winter Theater, which was built in the 1930s. And muvz argues whether there actually existed a type of ancient Russian temple with a chopped end in the form of an inverted truncated pyramid, above which is a tent, or whether it was an invention of the 17th century foreign travelers Meyerberg, Olearius and others who portrayed it in their albums. One example of such architecture is the original building presented at the 1913 exhibition in Yaroslavl in honor of the 300th anniversary of the reign of the Romanov dynasty. Normal 0 false false false RU X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4