Architekturzentrum Wien  

Project for a City of the Future

Location: Architekturzentrum Wien - Old hall
Exhibition: 28 October 2004 - 31 January 2005
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Wed until 9:00 pm
Opening: Wednesday 27 October 2004, 7pm
Tickets: EUR 5,00 / EUR 3,50 reduced

SocióPolis is a project on a new district proposed for Valencia initiated by the Spanish architect Vicente Guallart and to be presented for the first time at the 2nd Valencia Biennial.

On the basis of his master plan for this area, Guallart invited 12 prominent international architects and teams of architects to find responses to the most pressing issues in current and pending urban development in a kind of laboratory:

Seeking sustainable solutions to the disappearance of social spatial segregation, providing the integration of various uses and reconciling urban development with nature, involving the integration of new information technology in the domestic environment, promoting social interaction, the creation of infrastructure and the integration of social services etc.

The exhibition provides a general survey of the planning sector and introduces the architects' designs to the public. The presentation includes the above-mentioned aspects of a broadly based and high quality international spectrum of contemporary tendencies in architecture. At the same time it provides pre-emptive solutions today to all of the issues of tomorrow and relevant to the planning of a city for the future.

Participating Teams:
* Abalos & Herreros, Madrid
* Actar Arquitectura (Manuel Gausa), Barcelona
* NO.MAD Arquitectura (Eduardo Arroyo), Madrid
* Jos_ Maria Torres Nadal, Murcia
* Sogo Arquitectos, Lourdes, & Garcia Sogo, Valencia
* Willy Mueller, Barcelona
* Toyo Ito, Tokyo
* MVRDV, Rotterdam
* Greg Lynn Form, Venice-USA
* Foreign Office Architects (Alejandro Zaera Polo & Farshid Moussavi), London
* R&Sie(n) (Franois Roche & St_phanie Lavaux), Paris
* Duncan Lewis, Angers
* + BLOCK (Denis Brillet, Benoit Fillon & Pascal Riffaud), Nantes.

Project Manager: Vicente Guallart, Architect, Barcelona
Project Coordination: Kerstin Gust, Az W

With the kind support of Bienal de Valencia, Generalitat Valenciana

Geschäftsgruppe Stadtentwicklung und Verkehr
Bundeskanzleramt Sektion Kunst
Wien Kultur
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur

© Vicente Guallart 

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Masterplan SocióPolis

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