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Category: Urbans

The New City Of El-Menia, Constantine, Algeria / by Exp + Lemay

The New City Of El-Menia, Constantine, Algeria / by Exp + Lemay

After a global competition, the joint venture formed by exp, Canadian firm of multidisciplinary consultants, and lemay, one of the most important integrated design services firms in Canada, has made history in Quebec industry by winning an international competition launched by the Agence de gestion et de régulation foncière urbaine de la Wilaya de Constantine in Algeria. This competition aimed at the realisation of a major project in the city of Constantine, Algeria, of approximately $ 2.4 billion ($ 2.4B), including $1.57 billion ($1.57B) devoted to the residential sector.

Masterplan of Downtown Lexington, Kentucky / by JDS and Diana Balmori

Masterplan of Downtown Lexington, Kentucky / by  JDS and  Diana Balmori

JDS teamed up with Diana Balmori for an invited competition to rethink Downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The project establishes, around the dayligthting of the Towns Branch Commons creek, a series of potential developments, among others the renovation of the Rupp Arena by Spacegroup and a proposal to turn its surrounding neighborhood into a hybrid of park and mix programs to boost its living qualities. See the details of proposal here.


WAF 2012 Winner ‘FP Masterplanning’ : Heart of Doha scheme, Qatar / by a Team Led by AECOM

A team led by AECOM is the winner of the future projects masterplanning award for the Msheireb Heart of Doha project in Qatar. The judges praised the project as ‘a fine-grained masterplan stitched in to the existing fabric of Doha’. It was, they said, ‘a creative, modernist interpretation of traditional arabic urbanism’ and ‘a great prototype for Middle Eastern urbanism’.

Sustainable Strategy for Nowa Huta in Cracov / by BudCud

Nowa Huta Of The Future in Kraków, Pl / by BudCud

Booklet for tourists promotes ‘Cracov in 3 days’. Our strategy for Nowa Huta of The Future has a potential of extending the offer even for one more week, engaging new groups of potential investors and a the residents of whole region. Nowa Huta of The Future is a brand new direction on touristic and recreational map of Cracov.

Data Driven City / by Mekano Studio

Mekano studio want to share with You their last Project In An international Competition in Egypt and they got awarded and was chosen second best project and was regarded the best project by the organizers and the audience. The competition is an initiative that argues the people to take their own decisions and to leave the 5% of the lands in egypt and go to live in the 95% lands of Egypt, with a theme of, Taking Leave… The competition focuses on the revolution – 25 january – and how we can benefit from it , and how it reflects the architectural design process and the final result which led us to create a massive square in a new city called 25 january to prevail the democracy in a new smart city.

25 January 2011

The Revolution that inspired millions of people inside and outside of Egypt, the Day that every Egyptian Started to feel the humanity, the first day of the new era, the day that all the world will remember as the day that all the Egyptians earned their Freedom.

-Revolution On The Human psyche
It wasn’t a political revolution only, there was something that been risen and grown inside each one who took part in this great incident that turned into festival, something that turned the revolution into a starting point for a new era, with new gradients that needs to be combined together with caution in order to achieve the right and requested results, People wants to feel honoured and living freely with a new vision and a different treatment to their mind, to be treated like real humans.

New Helsinki Waterfront / by DCPP arquitectos


The South Harbour district of Helsinki needs to reclaim its connection to the sea. In doing so it will offer much-needed revitalization to a local community, and provide the city an architectural symbol that proclaims its status as cultural capital.

With this in mind, we sought to create a dynamic urban zone that is an edge condition between the natural and the artificial environment. Our proposal is an urban spine which acts as a nexus for three primary systems: water, parks, and built environment. Each system interpenetrates into its adjacencies, creating a dynamic and fluid urban stage that allows for multiple tempos and maximum performance.

Kiev Islands Masterplan / by BudCud


Kiev Islands on Dnieper River serve now and should serve in the further future as spaces of active recreation, leisure, flora and fauna exploration. The challenge is to develop the missing infrastructure in a sustainable and technologically advanced manner. Character of our design responds to the ‘genius loci’ – in the wild area it is humble and almost invisible, but where the islands make visual connection to the city, our project gets an urban manner. The areas of different nature preservation status were distinguished with implementation of loops, stripes, paths and objects – micro islands, that create networks. We propose three main elements that will bring together development of ‘the Dnieper Pearls’.

Zero Energy City District in Bordeaux, France / by MVRDV

The Urban Community of Bordeaux (CUB) and MVRDV present the master plan for Bastide Niel, a 35ha extension of Bordeaux’ city centre onto the right bank of Garonne River. The dense urban master plan will offer 3200 homes, offices and urban amenities, respect the existing fabric of the city and become one of the largest zero energy neighbourhoods in the world. The project Bastide Niel, with an envisioned urban program of up to 375.000m2 is regarded the most significant contemporary urban intervention in Bordeaux. But the character of the new neighbourhood will be intimate: a ‘capillary city’: A contemporary update of the European city: Combining history, human scale and individualism with density and sustainability. Construction is to start in 2014.

zero energy city district in Bordeaux, France / by MVRDV

Bastide Niel will become a lively extension to the city centre with a mixed program of 3200 homes, 25.000 m2 retail , 25.000 m2 offices, 15.000 m2 crafts and 58.000 m2 public facilities such as a university building, the municipal archives, a cultural building, a community centre, schools, day care centres and sport facilities, such as a skate park.