Presentation of our winning project at the contemporary art center in Vilnius (LT)…
…by Egle Suminskaite – Thank you, Egle!
Europan 11 – New town plan for the development of Selb
Dornröschen – Reinitializing Selb or ‘Kissing awake the sleeping beauty’.LocationSelb / GermanyTeamThomas Bernhardt (DE), ...
Europan meaned hard working at the office in Amsterdam…
…and celebrating at one of the nice pubs around
The development of the town of Selb is closely linked to the porcelain industry.Over the course of the roughly 150 years i...
Selb – The ‘City of White Gold’ in Bavaria
Selb – Industrial city in green environment (Fichtelgebirge)
Everything in Selb is from (or about) PORCELAIN
…almost everything - usual street live in Bavaria
Porcelainindustry made the city prospering…
… but also caused the actual crisis
The sales crisis in the ceramics industry in the mid-1990s resulted in aconsiderable fall in employment and at the same ti...
PORCELAINFACTORY                                                                         CITY CENTER                      ...
Former town plan by Walter Gropius in 1968
Radical plans for an expanding city
Actual plans for a large scale shopping mall in the city center
How do we work? With more respect, creativity and accuracy
Be creative and think outside the box. The city of Selb has all opportunities for abright future. Rich history and traditi...
URBAN STRATEGY Step 1 – Activate the Porcelainfactory
Conference rooms     Fitnessclub                                                                  Lofts                   ...
PORCELAINFACTORY                                      NEW CITY CENTERURBAN STRATEGY Step 2 – Inner city ring
NEW CITY CENTREInner city ring – Solving traffic problems and re-defining city center
PORCELAINFACTORY                                         OLD CITY CENTERURBAN STRATEGY Step 3 – Porcelainroute
Porcelainroute – Sightseeing route along excisting and new highlights of the city
PORCELAINFACTORY  OLD CITY CENTERPorcelainroute – Connecting old city center and Porcelainfactory
ELDERLY RESIDENCE                       COMMUNITY HOUSE       HOTEL                                               ATELIERH...
Urban Acupuncture – Creating fotomoments along the Porcelainroute
SQUARE FOR EVENTS              PORCELAINFACTORY                                                                           ...
COMMUNITY HOUSE  PORCELAIN HOUSES                                                                               PLAYGROUND...
CHURCH                                        CITY HALL           LOFTSORANGERY                        TOURISTCENTER      ...
PORCELAINFACTORY                                                   SUPERMARKET                             MARIENPLATZURBA...
Marienplatz – Connecting point between city center and Porcelain-Factory
Marienplatz – Main part of the Porcelainroute
Marienplatz – The new approach to the city center
Embracing the industrial tradition of Selb will form the basis for a long-termrevitalization of the city. Simultaneously t...
Urban Branding – Creating new ways of living to get more people into the city
Inc.Urban Branding – Greetings from Selb Inc.
Interested in our work? We would love to hear from you.
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Presentation of our first prize awarded Europan 11 competition entry at the contemporary art center in Vilnius by Egle Suminskaite. The three prize-winning teams with Lithuanian team members were asked by the Lithuanian Foundation of Architecture to present their projects 'at home' in Vilnius. A full video (in Lithuanian) of the presentations and more pictures are published on their website (www.archfondas.lt). Thanks for watching! Please contact us for more information about us and/or our project.

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NAP presents Europan 11 in Lithuania

  1. 1. Presentation of our winning project at the contemporary art center in Vilnius (LT)…
  2. 2. …by Egle Suminskaite – Thank you, Egle!
  3. 3. Europan 11 – New town plan for the development of Selb
  4. 4. Dornröschen – Reinitializing Selb or ‘Kissing awake the sleeping beauty’.LocationSelb / GermanyTeamThomas Bernhardt (DE), Gilles-Benoit Trevetin (FR), Andras Baumer (DE)Egle Suminskaite (LT), Meritxell Blanco-Diaz (ES) Joppe Kneppers (NL).Europan 11 – Winner
  5. 5. Europan meaned hard working at the office in Amsterdam…
  6. 6. …and celebrating at one of the nice pubs around
  7. 7. The development of the town of Selb is closely linked to the porcelain industry.Over the course of the roughly 150 years in which this industry blossomed, this ledto a close dependence between urban development and porcelain production. Vilnius Amsterdam SelbSelb – ‘The City of White Gold’ at the Fichtelgebirge in Bavaria
  8. 8. Selb – The ‘City of White Gold’ in Bavaria
  9. 9. Selb – Industrial city in green environment (Fichtelgebirge)
  10. 10. Everything in Selb is from (or about) PORCELAIN
  11. 11. …almost everything - usual street live in Bavaria
  12. 12. Porcelainindustry made the city prospering…
  13. 13. … but also caused the actual crisis
  14. 14. The sales crisis in the ceramics industry in the mid-1990s resulted in aconsiderable fall in employment and at the same time led to high populationlosses. The closure of the production plants has left large industrial wastelands inthe urban area. The reduction in population led to large levels of vacancies in thetowns rented housing stock.Selb – ‘The raise and fall of ‘The City of White Gold’
  15. 15. PORCELAINFACTORY CITY CENTER CITY WESTEuropan 11 How to reinitialize the shrinking western part of the city?
  16. 16. Former town plan by Walter Gropius in 1968
  17. 17. Radical plans for an expanding city
  18. 18. Actual plans for a large scale shopping mall in the city center
  19. 19. How do we work? With more respect, creativity and accuracy
  20. 20. Be creative and think outside the box. The city of Selb has all opportunities for abright future. Rich history and tradition, beautiful landscapes, porcelain industrythat investigates in design and technical porcelain, up-coming markets in easterneurope, vacant monumental industrial buildings, tourism, culture, art, sport, ... “Krisen sind Chancen. Man muß ihnen nur den Geschmack der Katastrophe nehmen.” Max FrischURBAN STRATEGY in 5 STEPS for ‘Kissing awake the sleeping beauty’
  21. 21. URBAN STRATEGY Step 1 – Activate the Porcelainfactory
  22. 22. Conference rooms Fitnessclub Lofts CULTURE Tourist InformationART Museum Restaurant Offices Shopping mall Exhibition spaceDiscothéque Music hall Cafés BUSINESS Car-Parking PORCELAIN Ateliers Climbing hallPorcelainfactory – Transformation into center for art, culture, leisure and trade
  23. 23. PORCELAINFACTORY NEW CITY CENTERURBAN STRATEGY Step 2 – Inner city ring
  24. 24. NEW CITY CENTREInner city ring – Solving traffic problems and re-defining city center
  25. 25. PORCELAINFACTORY OLD CITY CENTERURBAN STRATEGY Step 3 – Porcelainroute
  26. 26. Porcelainroute – Sightseeing route along excisting and new highlights of the city
  27. 27. PORCELAINFACTORY OLD CITY CENTERPorcelainroute – Connecting old city center and Porcelainfactory
  28. 28. ELDERLY RESIDENCE COMMUNITY HOUSE HOTEL ATELIERHOUSES GATEHOUSE PORCELAIN HOUSESCITY-PARK RUSSIAN CAFE BRIDGE HOUSES FOREST ORANGERYURBAN STRATEGY Step 4 – Urban Acupuncture
  29. 29. Urban Acupuncture – Creating fotomoments along the Porcelainroute
  30. 30. SQUARE FOR EVENTS PORCELAINFACTORY HOTELCAR PARKING Urban Acupuncture – High quality local developments
  31. 31. COMMUNITY HOUSE PORCELAIN HOUSES PLAYGROUND ATELIER HOUSES BRIDGE HOUSE ELDERLY RESIDENCEUrban Acupuncture – Improving quality of surrounding areas
  32. 32. CHURCH CITY HALL LOFTSORANGERY TOURISTCENTER MARKET Urban Acupuncture – Stimulating private investments
  33. 33. PORCELAINFACTORY SUPERMARKET MARIENPLATZURBAN STRATEGY Step 5 – Upgrading Marienplatz
  34. 34. Marienplatz – Connecting point between city center and Porcelain-Factory
  35. 35. Marienplatz – Main part of the Porcelainroute
  36. 36. Marienplatz – The new approach to the city center
  37. 37. Embracing the industrial tradition of Selb will form the basis for a long-termrevitalization of the city. Simultaneously the city will be able to sharpen its profile as‘the place to be’ in the region by offering attractive new life- and work conceptsand room for individual development within established structures.The porcelain-city of Selb will be elevated to a regional center forart, trade, tourism and culture. Through this process Porcelain will continue toplay a key role!Selb Inc. – The city as a brand
  38. 38. Urban Branding – Creating new ways of living to get more people into the city
  39. 39. Inc.Urban Branding – Greetings from Selb Inc.
  40. 40. Interested in our work? We would love to hear from you.

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