Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Empowering Linden: Architectural Strategies Presented

Yesterday, the students from the International Master Design Studio, campus Brussels, presented their architectural projects to “Empower Suburbia” in Linden, near Brussels.
Nine groups explained to a jury their micro-interventions for the studied suburban area to inject new activities and reconfigure the built environment, anticipating the growth of an elderly population and responding to higher environmental demands.
The different groups of international students proposed strategies to add new activities (campus, civic centers...), to subdivide or share the existing dwellings and gardens, to reconfigure collective spaces or to redefine the visual, physical and territorial borders at different scales.
Proximity, social cohesion and sustainability were the main issue during all discussions.

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