May 19, 2014 - May 23, 2014
PRANYC - Architecture Workshop
TOPIC // NOAH‘S ARKS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
The unique conditions of New York’s urbanism provide the setting for this site-specific workshop. Within the grid, possible future scenarios of apocalyptic events are tested. We are operating with several pre-selected sites that could be transformed into the Noah´s Arks of the 21st century. These cumulating points will serve as temporary high-capacity shelters in the event of natural or human-caused disasters for people from respective catchment areas.
However, they will maintain their urban function in the contemporary city life, respecting particular needs of each neighborhood.
Patronage of H.E. Mrs. Edita Hrdá & Prof. Marc S. Ellenbogen
WORKSHOP NYC // PROGRAM
The first part will take place May 19 – 23, 2014 at NYIT School of Architecture and Design at 1855 Broadway in New York City. Each team, consisting of UMPRUM and NYIT students, will develop one site and its potential as determined by the assignment in a one-week framework.
The sites will be assigned by a lottery at the beginning of the workshop. The findings of the investigation in the urban realm will be presented at the end of the workshop on Friday May 23 at 6 pm at NYIT School of Architecture and Design (1855 Broadway). Presentation and discussion will be open to public with jury consisting of architects, educators & city planners.
The workshops will be run by Ivan Kroupa, Jana Moravcova (UMPRUM) and Martin Kropac (NYIT).
WORKSHOP PRAGUE // INTRODUCTION
The following part of the workshop will happen at UMPRUM in Prague on March 16 – 20, 2015 (NYIT spring recess 2015). Disaster relief architectural proposals will carry on as main theme, this time applied to the historical urban fabric of central European metropolis.
ACADEMY OF ARTS, ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague was established in 1885. It became a prestigious educational platform in the fields of design, architecture, fine art, photography and film animation, nurturing internationally recognised creative personalities, among the most important of which are the glass artists Stanislav Libensky and Frantisek Vizner, the designer Ladislav Sutnar and the artist and puppeteer Jiri Trnka. Today, there are six faculties in the academy, divided up into individual studios led by Ivan Kroupa, Rony Plesl, Maxim Velcovsky, Olgoj Chorchoj, Federico Diaz, Jiri Pelcl, Libena Rochova, Rostislav Vanek, Eva Eisler and others. Each year, AAAD arranges a selective exhibition and is very active in domestic and foreign presentations and events. Its students and graduates have won numerous awards, including the Czech Grand Design Awards. The AAAD campus is located in the historical centre of Prague.
Petr Dubecky, workshop coordinator
NYIT School of Architecture and Design
From: May 19, 2014
To: May 23, 2014
Academy of Arts , Architecture and Design in Prague