Thanks to the 105 applications we received. Click on the link below to check the 30 selected participants. Congratulations.
Dear participants of the Idea Contest, First of all, we wish to warmly thank you again for your contributions, which are all a really positive participation to our work.
We have been impressed by the variety of your proposals and it has been a pleasure to go into them.
Please dont’ be disapoointed if you don’t get an award as you can all be proud of your contributions !
We gathered them in one document, available on downlaod here : https://www.dropbox.com/s/3iqehzenregryhj/Cergy2012_Idea_Contest.pdf
First prize// 300 euros: Laure Kiriakou for her suggestion to act on the “railway fringes” of the metropolis and to do so, to consider the continuous elements of the rail network –that are some times linked to the natural and geographical elements- as the components of a landscape, like river banks.
Developing those areas would be done through creating new urban places near those open areas, high lighting so the historical value of those railways landscapes, as well as the contemporary value that is given to today’s metropolitan transportation networks.
Second prize // 200 euros: Sourovee Dutta, for the very well illustrated idea that a new visual identity will emerge through the ecological transformation of the suburbs of big cities. This idea means acting
at the bigger scale, and suggests concrete actions such as creating landmark places, large continuous urban elements, a strong link between the urban center and the rural peripheries, and foresees new objects and shapes created by today’s constraints and rules on the energy and the environment.
Third prize // 100 euros : Josef Morkus, for his simple but strong idea to create a catalog of all the view points of a given metropolis allowing to see the center from the peripheries, to discover what already exists (geography, urban and vegetal bodies, etc..), increasing a sense of belonging and giving the
inhabitants the opportunity to get to know better the territory.
Adding to the three winners identified collectively, each jury member could chose a contribution/idea that we think contributes positively to the work our team is leading.
- Reem Abu Salem, and his original idea to represent the urban and symbolic shapes of a city along a topographic axis. This technique allows us to discover the different atmospheres of the places, as well as the views and characteristic monuments according to the height of the land. This idea is interesting for us if we apply it to a territory of several kilometers. It forces us to identify what gives the city its identity, and allows us to see how well are used the different heights of the territory.
- Rodrigo Garcia, who managed to combine –with images, a little utopic- the very big dimension: the horizont shaped by a very flat and low urban development, and very high objects. This is a good answer to “compress” the distances that characterizes a big metropolis. The drawings of these urban
elements are strong symbols as they are gigantic, and they still remain housing buildings. Nothing is left out: nature, the historical city (in the background), sport, fun, night-time, etc..
- Antoine Talon, for his striking analysis and a comprehensive and fun suggestion to access and move through the city “volumes”: rooftop terraces, aerial tramways, observation networks, hidden places…
- Chirvasie Cosmin, for the research on how to characterize the metropolis and reveal its history and dimensions through a fractal number. It is an exciting approach!
UNTIL MAY 1st, WE RECEIVED THE SUBJECTS FROM PARTICIPANTS
During five weeks, 30 international participants with different backgrounds, take up the challenge of revealing the daily landscape of metropolitan areas in front of influential decision-makers and urban professionals from the Paris area, as well as from ten other big metropolises. Workshop Presentation 2012
Information / participation: Write and send a CV to: email@example.com.
We go to check your proposals, very soon you will know who are the winners!!!!
IDEA CONTEST // 600 euros to win
// Around the selection of the 30 participants of the 30th Atelier of Cergy-Pontoise.
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN FOR EVERYBODY!!!!
For several decades, big cities around the world have been expanding outside of their historical centers, constituting themselves as a sprawling juxtaposition of urban plots and infrastructures, which set up on peripheric spaces, most of the time without taking into account or highlighting the geography and the history of these natural, rural and peri-urban sites. The result of this process of fast urbanization is an indistinct combination of forms and a global silhouette that have not been thought out, but have nevertheless become the daily landscape of millions of inhabitants. We today know very well how to work on the image and design of objects, people and buildings, we also suceeded in designing historical cities, so why not do the same with our large cities, at the metropolitan scale?!
Evaluation criteria: inventiveness, feasibility at the metropolitan scale, contribution to the global identity.
All proposals will be assembled and put online.
Posted April 5, 2012on:
Summary of the presentation from the December seminar. Click here to watch video.
How the cityscape images from art and medias tell us about the current changes that are facing the metropolises ?
These images, seen as a global and unconscious look at the city, reveal then that we see cities as a technical object growing without limit, and that mobility and digital revolution are transforming our experience.
Original text : Simon Brochard
Translation and voice : Léa Morfoisse
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Résumé de l’intervention de Simon Brochard lors du séminaire productif de décembre.
Les films, bandes dessinées, jeux vidéos et les publicités nous fournissent de précieuses informations sur l’imagerie collective des villes contemporaines. C’est à travers la réunion de nombreuses villes imaginaires et de paysages urbains que se dessinent les peurs et les fantasmes urbains d’aujourd’hui.
En dehors du centre historique glorifié, la métropole apparaît souvent comme un objet technique, croissant indéfiniment et caractérisé par le chaos. La révolution numérique et la mobilité sont aussi de fortes mutations transformant notre perception de la métropole.
Texte et voix : Simon Brochard