Resource Architecture: Student competition : projects for the 21st century

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Birkhäuser, Jan 1, 2002 - Architecture - 64 pages
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"Resource Architecture" is the central theme of the XXI World Architecture Congress which will take place in Berlin in July 2002 in conjunction with the General Assembly of the International Union of Architects.

The concept of architecture as a resource can be interpreted in many ways: architecture can be regarded as both art and a valued resource, which can revitalise and enhance inner cities and anonymous surburbs; it creates new buildings in urban contexts whilst injecting new life into existing ones; it renovates old buildings, protects historical monuments; it develops and makes use of innovative technologies saving natural resources; it promotes sustainable building...

The topic is multifaceted, but at the heart of the Congress are the ways in which the building professions express their responsibility for the built environment. The four official publications focus on various aspects of the Congress but all show architecture -- alongside natural resources -- to be one of the most valuable assets of civilisation.

The UIA competition is one of the most important competitions for students of architecture. Every 3 years the UNESCO prize for architecture is awarded to the winner. The theme of this year's competition is the future of an inner-city area in central Berlin: the aim is to provide an environmentally friendly and practical contribution to the redevelopment of this significant area, and at the same time to define a new architectural language for the 21 st century.

This book documents the background, the results and the winning designs from this competition which attracted more than 1000 participants.

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Chances for Berlin DBImm Gabriel Duarte Marcos Figueiredo Rodrigo Louro 44
Urban Development and Structures 8 Adrien Thomas Alexandar Sardarev
Prizes and Distinctions 12 Concentration Points

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