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The Nature cycle: City by the River | Big A

BigA_Spaces for Beauty: Nature-Community-Architecture

THE NATURE CYCLE: City on the River (lecture)

Lecturer: Julien de Smedt | JDS Architects (Belgium)

Date and time: 7 March 2016, 6 p.m.

Venue: Wrocław Congress Centre (WCK) Conference Hall C-D at the Centennial Hall, address: Wystawowa 1, Wrocław

Admission: free

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The Wrocław Division of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP Wrocław) would like to invite you to a special edition of the BigA project, namely a cycle of lectures and workshops to be delivered by foreign and Polish architects and urban planners of international renown, elaborating upon significant problems of global architecture and studying them on the local basis.

The focal point for the cycle organised as a part of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 agenda, under the “Spaces for Beauty” programme, will be the role of culture in the creation of public, private, semi-public and semi-private space, comprising places where attitudes and identities of local communities receive their substance.

At the lecture inaugurating the cycle under the NATURE panel, the speaker will reflect upon the key role of nature and efficient utilisation of its resources in the development of a city and the society. The nature present in a city ensures experiences and impressions which define the multi-layered identity of the place. Natural environment defines, complements and humanises the space for living. Solving problems emerging at the point of clash between the human space and the realm of nature adds life to the urban bloodstream and tissue.

Julien De Smedt representing JDS Architects (MWA, previously also PLOT) will reflect upon the ways to use water as a city-building factor. His studio has designed such projects as Kalvebod Waves, a wharf at the Copenhagen office district dedicated to public recreational functions. De Smedt has also co-designed the opposite Harbour Bath which has redefined the typology of urban bathing facilities.​

Text by: SARP Wrocław | To find out more about BigA, click HERE

The project is delivered as a part of the architecture programme of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016, and it is co-funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage under administration of the National Forum of Music. The project is implemented in collaboration with the Impart 2016 Festival Office, being the organiser of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 celebration events. 

Curators: Maciej Hawrylak, Daria Kieżun, Sylwia Sikora

Organiser: SARP Wrocław

Co-organisers: Impart 2016 Festival Office, National Forum of Music

Co-funded by: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Strategic partner: KGHM Polska Miedź


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