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City extension of Yangon by UN-habitat presented in Quito

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UN-Habitat is working on an exemplary city extension for Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar. The international team of planners consists of four Netherlands based firms: Urban Codes, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, Posad Spatial Strategies and MakeTank. The plans have a strong focus on resilient urban water systems and a strengthened transport network, promoting social, economic and environmental sustainability as the city grows. The project is part of UN-Habitat’s Global Network of Urban Planning and Design Labs, and financed by the Creative Industries Fund NL. The team is supported by the Arcadis Shelter program.

Results will be presented at the upcoming Habitat III conference in Quito, from 16-20 October 2016. The world premiere of the Urban Labs documentary, featuring the work of the labs in Myanmar, Ghana, Philippines, Gaza and Mexico will be screened in the ONE Pavilion on Sunday October 16th. Intermediate results of the labs were presented earlier this year at the Venice Biennale, as part of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition ‘Reporting From the Front’.

Myanmar stands at a defining point in its recent history. Since 2011, the country has seen a general trend towards social and economic liberalization and a more market-oriented economy, which leads to increasing urbanization. Ambitiously, the country is anticipating this growth by preparing plans for over 80 cities. The new planning law that any moment can come into effect, encourages cities to make plans, and offers a unique opportunity to define the future of many of Myanmar’s Cities.

Yangon is the former capital of Myanmar, facing a projected growth from over 5 million inhabitants in the current situation to 11 million people by 2040. The Htantabin area is one of seven sites that are appointed to accommodate this projected population growth. The Planned City Extension by the UN-Habitat Urban Lab Team aims to turn this 100km2 area into a resilient and affordable urban environment, housing up to 750.000 people in 2040. The proposed setup of the new district is based on the creation of a resilient urban water system, and builds on the connections with the existing city. New centralities are proposed and different means of transport are integrated in the planning framework. Strategies are elaborated to allow for a phased development, realizing an urban environment with an adequate density, sufficient facilities and affordable housing units.

The project for Htantabin is being developed together with local planners from Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Ministry of Construction (MOC). The plan was presented
this summer to the new Minister of Construction, U Win Khaing, and was positively received. With this positive reception of the plan, the collaboration and capacity building continues into a next stage, for the further elaboration of the plan.

Exhibition on the future of Schiedam

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Tomorrow, an exhibition is organized on the Schie district in Schiedam, where we, together with Basic City A+U and Studio KOMMA, will explain our plans that we’ve been working on since our award winning entry of Europan12. The exhibition shows the development strategy for Schiedam and Schie district and gives feedback on the results of the dromenlab 2015.

When: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 between 15:00 and 21:00
Where: the former Hotel de Kroon in Schiedam

Feel free to drop by!


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Myanmar project presented at 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

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As part of the UN Habitat Urban Labs team, we will be present at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Different urban labs will explain current plans, discussing the involvement of designers in humanitarian issues and new models for sustainable urban development.

This event is organised by the Dutch Creative Industries Fund.
It will take place in the Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia on May 27th.

If you are interested, let us know so we can check if we can get a place for you since they are limited.

Busy weekends ahead

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Feel free to join us on Saturday the 12th of September during the ‘Open monuments day’ where we present together with Basic City and Studio Komma, as Team Schiedam, our plans for the adaptable masterplan Koemarkt and VROM-site in Schiedam.
When : Saturday 12th of September
Where : Koemarkt 1, Schiedam
Time: 12.00 – 17.00h

On the 19th and 20th September felixx opens his studio together with Hatrabbits, Studio OXL and Natuurlijk Gerjanne as part of the ‘Open Ateliers Schiedam’.
Feel free to drop by and visit our studio at Gustoweg 45.
When : Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of September
Where : Gustoweg 45, Rotterdam
Time: 11.00 – 17.00 h

Find out more at www.openateliersschiedam.nl

Dharavi exposition on the road

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The Reinventing Dharavi exposition is on the road. After showcasing the winning entries during the reinventing Dharavi conference last December at the Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai, the exposition traveled to K.J Somaiya College, and will be displayed at Rizvi College of Architecture, Bandra (West) in Mumbai, until next week, the 8th February 2015. Our entry, ‘The game is on!’ was rewarded with a honorable mention!

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Open Ateliers Schiedam

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Op zaterdag 20 en zondag 21 september is het verzamelgebouw Gustoweg45 onderdeel van de Open Ateliers Schiedam.
Ook Felixx zet hier zijn deuren open. We vinden het bijzonder leuk om aan iedereen die belangstelling heeft te laten zien wat we zoal doen. Dicht bij huis werken we in Schiedam aan het opstellen van een Masterplan voor de Koemarkt en de voormalige VROM-site aan de Buitenhavenweg. We doen dit samen met onze collega’s van Basic City en studio Komma.

Ons atelier is op beide dagen geopend voor geïnteresseerden van 11.00 tot 17.00 uur.
Ook onze mede-ateliergebruikers van Studio-OxL en NatuurlijkGerjanne doen mee.

Iedereen is van harte welkom!

Onderdeel van de Open Ateliers Schiedam is de overzichtstentoonstelling van alle deelnemers in Pand Paulus, Korte Haven 125 Schiedam.

Felixx exhibited in FelixArt museum

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This weekend the exhibition Ramble opened in the FelixArt museum in Drogenbos, Belgium.
Photographer Roel Jacobs asked us to develop ideas for a green tree chapel, inspired by the lifetime work of Herman Teirlinck and his aim to protect trees as monuments.
The exhibition shows different conceptual explorations on the spiritual experience of nature. You can visit the exhibition until the 14th of September!