THE BUCKET LIST - FEEL THE CITY
Das Projekt führt situative, narrative, infrastrukturelle, landschaftliche und typologische Parameter zusammen, um dem Ort eine starke Identität zu geben. Dabei wird auf das Inszenieren von Zeichen verzichtet: vielmehr werden Entwicklungsstrategien und Taktiken des Handelns selbst als identitätsstiftende Momente verstanden.
"The project creates a whole set of proposals to increase and trigger people´s emotions in relation to a variety of qualities which are created out of the “already there” of the place, reading its potential as a mixture of actions, situations and spatial developments. It follows that the overall plan is edited as a manual which suggests a series of steps to be taken: organizing intermediary events, activating objects through competitions, promoting informal zones and fringe-area for everyday situations and desires. The manual introduces the identity of the area as the amalgam of hard- and software operations, in which infrastructural interventions (bridge), re-cycling of abandoned structures (industrial shed) and technological topics are linked to scenarios of appropriations by different people.
The response to the different urban situations is sensitive, providing a flexible framework, the implementation in phases seems to be possible. For parts of the jury the megastructure along the road is a rather rude and problematic proposal. Although the structure looks open its flexibility can be questioned. As well the question of permeability is not addressed convincingly: how does the translucent, semi-transparent structure appear when it will be filled up? On the other hand, the suggested configuration and strategy make the project the only one which introduces a credible urban atmosphere, giving identity to the road and making visible all kind of possible activities which should be there, providing an urban vision for the place." (excerpt & paraphrase of the jury minutes)