9/13/2013

Exhibition: Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age

An exhibition among a long list of events for this fall: Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Below a few examples of research projects by the architects selected for this exhibition.
Health Hangars, Nunavut, Canada, 2010 | Courtesy of © Lateral Office
> Proposed new network of air travel and airports for medical care in these Nunavut communities with no roads and insufficient health clinics.
Health Hangars, Nunavut, Canada, 2010 | Courtesy of © Lateral Office
> Axonometric showing relationship of roof to 'ice courtyards' as well as separation of airport and health clinic.
Casablanca ANFA Airport, Casablanca, Morocco | Courtesy of © Agence Ter


Curated by Charles Waldheim and Sonja Dümpelman, the exhibition will be displaying research projects by Agence Ter, Gross. Max., Hargreaves Associates, James Corner Field Operations, Lateral Office, LCLA, Mosbach Paysagistes, Office of Landscape Morphology, OpSys, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Topotek 1, West 8, and Workshop: Ken Smith Landscape Architect:

Airport Landscape claims the airport as a site of and for landscape. Airports have never been more central to the life of cities, yet they remain peripheral in design discourse. In spite of this, landscape architects have recently reasserted their historic claims on the airfield as a site of design through a range of practices. Airport Landscape presents these practices through projects for the ecological enhancement of operating airfields and the conversion of abandoned airfields.
In addition to the exhibition is a two-day conference on the airport as landscape, on November 14 and 15, 2013. The discussion will feature sessions on airport cultures, infrastructures, and ecologies. Participants include Peter Galison, Adriaan Geuze, Christophe Girot, David Pascoe, Henri Bava, Philippe Coignet, Eelco Hooftman, Mary Margaret Jones, and Ken Smith.
Quito 3Km Airport Park, Quito, Ecuador, 2008 | Courtesy of © LCLA
> Lake park international competition to transform Mariscal Sucre airport in a Metropolitan Park.
Caracas Airport Park, Caracas, Colombia, 2012 | Courtesy of © LCLA
> Competition La Carlota. Transformation of an aerial platform into a metropolitan park

If you're around Harvard University, visit this exhibition. Airport Landscape starts on October 30 to December 19, 2013 at Harvard GSD
More information on Airport Landscape: here.

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