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  Tip of island ideal for quiet spot to overlook the Vah   Camera F

Tip of island ideal for quiet spot to overlook the Vah  Camera F

  Pocket park   Camera G

Pocket park  Camera G

  Birdseye of crossing of cultural and river axis

Birdseye of crossing of cultural and river axis

  Natural waterfront   Camera C

Natural waterfront  Camera C

  Pier frames view to castle, overlooks archipelago   Camera D

Pier frames view to castle, overlooks archipelago  Camera D

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  Concept Graphic 

Concept Graphic 

  Connecting city to the river   The existing fabric is analyzed to document pathways through the historic city toward the river. These lines are extended and form pathways that allow for easy movements to and from the riverfront for the citizens.

Connecting city to the river 
The existing fabric is analyzed to document pathways through the historic city toward the river. These lines are extended and form pathways that allow for easy movements to and from the riverfront for the citizens.

  Enhancing views     Key existing viewpoints are identified and preserved. These create a myriad of spaces the visually link the riverfront to the castle. And ensure that the new built fabric will not disrupt these moments.

Enhancing views   
Key existing viewpoints are identified and preserved. These create a myriad of spaces the visually link the riverfront to the castle. And ensure that the new built fabric will not disrupt these moments.

  Diverse Dijk       The existing dijk is modified over time with a series of interventions. This will provide viewpoints over the dijk on the northwest side of the river and a basis for a series of naturally forming ecologies on the southeast bank.

Diverse Dijk     
The existing dijk is modified over time with a series of interventions. This will provide viewpoints over the dijk on the northwest side of the river and a basis for a series of naturally forming ecologies on the southeast bank.

  Buildings frame spaces/views  The new buildings along the riverfront form a series of ‘u’ shaped public spaces. This allows for maximum views for inhabitants and those walking along the river. A series of pavilions punctuate each programmed public space.   

Buildings frame spaces/views
The new buildings along the riverfront form a series of ‘u’ shaped public spaces. This allows for maximum views for inhabitants and those walking along the river. A series of pavilions punctuate each programmed public space.

 

  New relationship with dijk   The existing dijk physically and visually disconnects the citizens from their riverfront. On the northwestern riverfront, buildings evolve to a slightly greater height and a series of programmed piers both visually and physically provides greater access to the Vah.    

New relationship with dijk 
The existing dijk physically and visually disconnects the citizens from their riverfront. On the northwestern riverfront, buildings evolve to a slightly greater height and a series of programmed piers both visually and physically provides greater access to the Vah. 

 

  New relationship with dijk   The existing dijk physically and visually disconnects the citizens from their riverfront. On the northwestern riverfront, buildings evolve to a slightly greater height and a series of programmed piers both visually and physically provides greater access to the Vah. 

New relationship with dijk 
The existing dijk physically and visually disconnects the citizens from their riverfront. On the northwestern riverfront, buildings evolve to a slightly greater height and a series of programmed piers both visually and physically provides greater access to the Vah. 

  Urban [historic] Fabric        Trencin is historically known as a city of fashion. This concept is returned to the city in a visual icon in public space. A linear fabric installation links from Old Herald to the Castle. Beyond iconic and tactile value, this provides a climatic buffer in both the summer and winter conditions.    

Urban [historic] Fabric      
Trencin is historically known as a city of fashion. This concept is returned to the city in a visual icon in public space. A linear fabric installation links from Old Herald to the Castle. Beyond iconic and tactile value, this provides a climatic buffer in both the summer and winter conditions. 

 

  Moving traffic, people spaces    The movement of cars through the city center is necessary. However, the manner in which they flow through the city can be adapted for better spaces. Instead of a single stream of 4 lanes of cars, the traffic is split into two separate pairs of one way streets – forming human, urban 2 lane roads.   

Moving traffic, people spaces  
The movement of cars through the city center is necessary. However, the manner in which they flow through the city can be adapted for better spaces. Instead of a single stream of 4 lanes of cars, the traffic is split into two separate pairs of one way streets – forming human, urban 2 lane roads.

 

  Moving traffic, people spaces    The movement of cars through the city center is necessary. However, the manner in which they flow through the city can be adapted for better spaces. Instead of a single stream of 4 lanes of cars, the traffic is split into two separate pairs of one way streets – forming human, urban 2 lane roads.

Moving traffic, people spaces  
The movement of cars through the city center is necessary. However, the manner in which they flow through the city can be adapted for better spaces. Instead of a single stream of 4 lanes of cars, the traffic is split into two separate pairs of one way streets – forming human, urban 2 lane roads.

  Masterplan

Masterplan

  Sections A, B, C

Sections A, B, C

  Community gardens, pier  Section D   

Community gardens, pier Section D

 

  Dockyard, market hall   Section E    

Dockyard, market hall  Section E 

 

  Pavilion, Pixel house   Section F   

Pavilion, Pixel house  Section F

 

  Pavilion, Pixel house   Section F    

Pavilion, Pixel house  Section F 

 

 Transport Concept A    

Transport Concept A 

 

  Transport Concept B    

Transport Concept B

 

  Detail Plan

Detail Plan

  Deformation = density      The creation of a variety river edge allows for greater ecological variety, via natural systems.   

Deformation = density    
The creation of a variety river edge allows for greater ecological variety, via natural systems.

 

  Accessible Ecology         A large variety of river ecologies are formed within the city center, allowing residents common interaction with diverse natural systems.   

Accessible Ecology       
A large variety of river ecologies are formed within the city center, allowing residents common interaction with diverse natural systems.

 

  Natural Gradient          The public space program transforms from southwest to northeast, from more natural systems to more man made public spaces.   

Natural Gradient        
The public space program transforms from southwest to northeast, from more natural systems to more man made public spaces.

 

  Cultural Axis       The urban fabric literally links the cultural and landscape elements along the public spaces, linking old and new activities.   

Cultural Axis     
The urban fabric literally links the cultural and landscape elements along the public spaces, linking old and new activities.

 

  Poplar Reuse           The existing American Poplar trees are cut down, but their wood is used to create the piers and pavilions throughout the waterfront.   

Poplar Reuse         
The existing American Poplar trees are cut down, but their wood is used to create the piers and pavilions throughout the waterfront.

 

  Open space program       A diverse array of public programs line the waterfront, providing spaces and events for all types of residents and visitors.   

Open space program     
A diverse array of public programs line the waterfront, providing spaces and events for all types of residents and visitors.

 

  Diverse Daily programming      Key user groups are identified and the elements of the area are planned to accommodate different users at different times. Encouraging ongoing daily activity.   

Diverse Daily programming    
Key user groups are identified and the elements of the area are planned to accommodate different users at different times. Encouraging ongoing daily activity.

 

  Active Seasonal programming          A diverse array of events are planned throughout the year, encouraging locals and visitors to come and stay during all forms of weather conditions.   

Active Seasonal programming        
A diverse array of events are planned throughout the year, encouraging locals and visitors to come and stay during all forms of weather conditions.

 

  Rowhouse/duplex – balconies     This predominately 2 to 3 story type focuses on concealing the parking within the shifted dijk and steps back from public spaces and the riverfront as it rises to create open views and generous balconies for the residents.   

Rowhouse/duplex – balconies   
This predominately 2 to 3 story type focuses on concealing the parking within the shifted dijk and steps back from public spaces and the riverfront as it rises to create open views and generous balconies for the residents.

 

  Pixel House – terraces       This is very much a typical ‘urban villa’ apartment type, between 3 and 4 stories. The classic cube shape is deformed via projecting and recessed volumes that allow for a series of terraces overlooking the public space as well as a rich massing quality.   

Pixel House – terraces     
This is very much a typical ‘urban villa’ apartment type, between 3 and 4 stories. The classic cube shape is deformed via projecting and recessed volumes that allow for a series of terraces overlooking the public space as well as a rich massing quality.

 

  Strip Stepback – green roofs       This typology is mostly located east of the new tram line street. They are composed of a 3 story façade and then step back to form a series of smaller units on the 4th floor, which is a large shared green roof overlooking the river/city beyond.   

Strip Stepback – green roofs     
This typology is mostly located east of the new tram line street. They are composed of a 3 story façade and then step back to form a series of smaller units on the 4th floor, which is a large shared green roof overlooking the river/city beyond.

 

  Punched Apartment – green commons        These types are mostly along the boulevard and historic fabric. The massing is mostly a 4 story type, to match the historic character and the scale of the boulevard. It is a solid façade face, with common spaces ‘punched out’ on each floor to provide green spaces with views to beyond.   

Punched Apartment – green commons      
These types are mostly along the boulevard and historic fabric. The massing is mostly a 4 story type, to match the historic character and the scale of the boulevard. It is a solid façade face, with common spaces ‘punched out’ on each floor to provide green spaces with views to beyond.

 

  ‘PET’ ARCHITECTURES - pavilions for immediate injection of use and liveliness on the waterfront ´  Through the use of cut down wood from the Poplar trees a series of piers and pavilions can be constructed. These pavilions can be designed and built soon, and without waiting other development plans. Further they can be designed by the young architects of Slovakia as a showcase of their talents. They can house a number of activating programs – garden centers, kayak rental, kiosks, cafes, changing rooms, equipment rental, ecology center, etc. The form is not important for now, their goal is to activate and draw visitors and citizens to the waterfront as soon as possible.   

‘PET’ ARCHITECTURES - pavilions for immediate injection of use and liveliness on the waterfront ´
Through the use of cut down wood from the Poplar trees a series of piers and pavilions can be constructed. These pavilions can be designed and built soon, and without waiting other development plans. Further they can be designed by the young architects of Slovakia as a showcase of their talents. They can house a number of activating programs – garden centers, kayak rental, kiosks, cafes, changing rooms, equipment rental, ecology center, etc. The form is not important for now, their goal is to activate and draw visitors and citizens to the waterfront as soon as possible.

 

  LANDSCAPE ‘TOYS’ - open space programs for an immediate friendly, fun waterfront     Similar to the ‘pet’ architecture pavilions, these simple programmatic landscape insertions are seen as ways to immediately take action on the waterfront and draw seniors, to young people to tourists towards the Vah. The programmatic/formal elements listed here are merely a series of suggestions of possibilities. The constructions are cheap and easy to implant and for the city to afford. They could even seek private sponsorship for funding streams. Their role is to make the river a fun, active place for all.    

LANDSCAPE ‘TOYS’ - open space programs for an immediate friendly, fun waterfront   
Similar to the ‘pet’ architecture pavilions, these simple programmatic landscape insertions are seen as ways to immediately take action on the waterfront and draw seniors, to young people to tourists towards the Vah. The programmatic/formal elements listed here are merely a series of suggestions of possibilities. The constructions are cheap and easy to implant and for the city to afford. They could even seek private sponsorship for funding streams. Their role is to make the river a fun, active place for all. 

 

Tip of island ideal for quiet spot to overlook the Vah  Camera F

Pocket park  Camera G

Birdseye of crossing of cultural and river axis

Natural waterfront  Camera C

Pier frames view to castle, overlooks archipelago  Camera D

Concept Graphic 

Connecting city to the river 
The existing fabric is analyzed to document pathways through the historic city toward the river. These lines are extended and form pathways that allow for easy movements to and from the riverfront for the citizens.

Enhancing views   
Key existing viewpoints are identified and preserved. These create a myriad of spaces the visually link the riverfront to the castle. And ensure that the new built fabric will not disrupt these moments.

Diverse Dijk     
The existing dijk is modified over time with a series of interventions. This will provide viewpoints over the dijk on the northwest side of the river and a basis for a series of naturally forming ecologies on the southeast bank.

Buildings frame spaces/views
The new buildings along the riverfront form a series of ‘u’ shaped public spaces. This allows for maximum views for inhabitants and those walking along the river. A series of pavilions punctuate each programmed public space.

 

New relationship with dijk 
The existing dijk physically and visually disconnects the citizens from their riverfront. On the northwestern riverfront, buildings evolve to a slightly greater height and a series of programmed piers both visually and physically provides greater access to the Vah. 

 

New relationship with dijk 
The existing dijk physically and visually disconnects the citizens from their riverfront. On the northwestern riverfront, buildings evolve to a slightly greater height and a series of programmed piers both visually and physically provides greater access to the Vah. 

Urban [historic] Fabric      
Trencin is historically known as a city of fashion. This concept is returned to the city in a visual icon in public space. A linear fabric installation links from Old Herald to the Castle. Beyond iconic and tactile value, this provides a climatic buffer in both the summer and winter conditions. 

 

Moving traffic, people spaces  
The movement of cars through the city center is necessary. However, the manner in which they flow through the city can be adapted for better spaces. Instead of a single stream of 4 lanes of cars, the traffic is split into two separate pairs of one way streets – forming human, urban 2 lane roads.

 

Moving traffic, people spaces  
The movement of cars through the city center is necessary. However, the manner in which they flow through the city can be adapted for better spaces. Instead of a single stream of 4 lanes of cars, the traffic is split into two separate pairs of one way streets – forming human, urban 2 lane roads.

Masterplan

Sections A, B, C

Community gardens, pier Section D

 

Dockyard, market hall  Section E 

 

Pavilion, Pixel house  Section F

 

Pavilion, Pixel house  Section F 

 

Transport Concept A 

 

Transport Concept B

 

Detail Plan

Deformation = density    
The creation of a variety river edge allows for greater ecological variety, via natural systems.

 

Accessible Ecology       
A large variety of river ecologies are formed within the city center, allowing residents common interaction with diverse natural systems.

 

Natural Gradient        
The public space program transforms from southwest to northeast, from more natural systems to more man made public spaces.

 

Cultural Axis     
The urban fabric literally links the cultural and landscape elements along the public spaces, linking old and new activities.

 

Poplar Reuse         
The existing American Poplar trees are cut down, but their wood is used to create the piers and pavilions throughout the waterfront.

 

Open space program     
A diverse array of public programs line the waterfront, providing spaces and events for all types of residents and visitors.

 

Diverse Daily programming    
Key user groups are identified and the elements of the area are planned to accommodate different users at different times. Encouraging ongoing daily activity.

 

Active Seasonal programming        
A diverse array of events are planned throughout the year, encouraging locals and visitors to come and stay during all forms of weather conditions.

 

Rowhouse/duplex – balconies   
This predominately 2 to 3 story type focuses on concealing the parking within the shifted dijk and steps back from public spaces and the riverfront as it rises to create open views and generous balconies for the residents.

 

Pixel House – terraces     
This is very much a typical ‘urban villa’ apartment type, between 3 and 4 stories. The classic cube shape is deformed via projecting and recessed volumes that allow for a series of terraces overlooking the public space as well as a rich massing quality.

 

Strip Stepback – green roofs     
This typology is mostly located east of the new tram line street. They are composed of a 3 story façade and then step back to form a series of smaller units on the 4th floor, which is a large shared green roof overlooking the river/city beyond.

 

Punched Apartment – green commons      
These types are mostly along the boulevard and historic fabric. The massing is mostly a 4 story type, to match the historic character and the scale of the boulevard. It is a solid façade face, with common spaces ‘punched out’ on each floor to provide green spaces with views to beyond.

 

‘PET’ ARCHITECTURES - pavilions for immediate injection of use and liveliness on the waterfront ´
Through the use of cut down wood from the Poplar trees a series of piers and pavilions can be constructed. These pavilions can be designed and built soon, and without waiting other development plans. Further they can be designed by the young architects of Slovakia as a showcase of their talents. They can house a number of activating programs – garden centers, kayak rental, kiosks, cafes, changing rooms, equipment rental, ecology center, etc. The form is not important for now, their goal is to activate and draw visitors and citizens to the waterfront as soon as possible.

 

LANDSCAPE ‘TOYS’ - open space programs for an immediate friendly, fun waterfront   
Similar to the ‘pet’ architecture pavilions, these simple programmatic landscape insertions are seen as ways to immediately take action on the waterfront and draw seniors, to young people to tourists towards the Vah. The programmatic/formal elements listed here are merely a series of suggestions of possibilities. The constructions are cheap and easy to implant and for the city to afford. They could even seek private sponsorship for funding streams. Their role is to make the river a fun, active place for all. 

 

  Tip of island ideal for quiet spot to overlook the Vah   Camera F
  Pocket park   Camera G
  Birdseye of crossing of cultural and river axis
  Natural waterfront   Camera C
  Pier frames view to castle, overlooks archipelago   Camera D
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  Concept Graphic 
  Connecting city to the river   The existing fabric is analyzed to document pathways through the historic city toward the river. These lines are extended and form pathways that allow for easy movements to and from the riverfront for the citizens.
  Enhancing views     Key existing viewpoints are identified and preserved. These create a myriad of spaces the visually link the riverfront to the castle. And ensure that the new built fabric will not disrupt these moments.
  Diverse Dijk       The existing dijk is modified over time with a series of interventions. This will provide viewpoints over the dijk on the northwest side of the river and a basis for a series of naturally forming ecologies on the southeast bank.
  Buildings frame spaces/views  The new buildings along the riverfront form a series of ‘u’ shaped public spaces. This allows for maximum views for inhabitants and those walking along the river. A series of pavilions punctuate each programmed public space.   
  New relationship with dijk   The existing dijk physically and visually disconnects the citizens from their riverfront. On the northwestern riverfront, buildings evolve to a slightly greater height and a series of programmed piers both visually and physically provides greater access to the Vah.    
  New relationship with dijk   The existing dijk physically and visually disconnects the citizens from their riverfront. On the northwestern riverfront, buildings evolve to a slightly greater height and a series of programmed piers both visually and physically provides greater access to the Vah. 
  Urban [historic] Fabric        Trencin is historically known as a city of fashion. This concept is returned to the city in a visual icon in public space. A linear fabric installation links from Old Herald to the Castle. Beyond iconic and tactile value, this provides a climatic buffer in both the summer and winter conditions.    
  Moving traffic, people spaces    The movement of cars through the city center is necessary. However, the manner in which they flow through the city can be adapted for better spaces. Instead of a single stream of 4 lanes of cars, the traffic is split into two separate pairs of one way streets – forming human, urban 2 lane roads.   
  Moving traffic, people spaces    The movement of cars through the city center is necessary. However, the manner in which they flow through the city can be adapted for better spaces. Instead of a single stream of 4 lanes of cars, the traffic is split into two separate pairs of one way streets – forming human, urban 2 lane roads.
  Masterplan
  Sections A, B, C
  Community gardens, pier  Section D   
  Dockyard, market hall   Section E    
  Pavilion, Pixel house   Section F   
  Pavilion, Pixel house   Section F    
 Transport Concept A    
  Transport Concept B    
  Detail Plan
  Deformation = density      The creation of a variety river edge allows for greater ecological variety, via natural systems.   
  Accessible Ecology         A large variety of river ecologies are formed within the city center, allowing residents common interaction with diverse natural systems.   
  Natural Gradient          The public space program transforms from southwest to northeast, from more natural systems to more man made public spaces.   
  Cultural Axis       The urban fabric literally links the cultural and landscape elements along the public spaces, linking old and new activities.   
  Poplar Reuse           The existing American Poplar trees are cut down, but their wood is used to create the piers and pavilions throughout the waterfront.   
  Open space program       A diverse array of public programs line the waterfront, providing spaces and events for all types of residents and visitors.   
  Diverse Daily programming      Key user groups are identified and the elements of the area are planned to accommodate different users at different times. Encouraging ongoing daily activity.   
  Active Seasonal programming          A diverse array of events are planned throughout the year, encouraging locals and visitors to come and stay during all forms of weather conditions.   
  Rowhouse/duplex – balconies     This predominately 2 to 3 story type focuses on concealing the parking within the shifted dijk and steps back from public spaces and the riverfront as it rises to create open views and generous balconies for the residents.   
  Pixel House – terraces       This is very much a typical ‘urban villa’ apartment type, between 3 and 4 stories. The classic cube shape is deformed via projecting and recessed volumes that allow for a series of terraces overlooking the public space as well as a rich massing quality.   
  Strip Stepback – green roofs       This typology is mostly located east of the new tram line street. They are composed of a 3 story façade and then step back to form a series of smaller units on the 4th floor, which is a large shared green roof overlooking the river/city beyond.   
  Punched Apartment – green commons        These types are mostly along the boulevard and historic fabric. The massing is mostly a 4 story type, to match the historic character and the scale of the boulevard. It is a solid façade face, with common spaces ‘punched out’ on each floor to provide green spaces with views to beyond.   
  ‘PET’ ARCHITECTURES - pavilions for immediate injection of use and liveliness on the waterfront ´  Through the use of cut down wood from the Poplar trees a series of piers and pavilions can be constructed. These pavilions can be designed and built soon, and without waiting other development plans. Further they can be designed by the young architects of Slovakia as a showcase of their talents. They can house a number of activating programs – garden centers, kayak rental, kiosks, cafes, changing rooms, equipment rental, ecology center, etc. The form is not important for now, their goal is to activate and draw visitors and citizens to the waterfront as soon as possible.   
  LANDSCAPE ‘TOYS’ - open space programs for an immediate friendly, fun waterfront     Similar to the ‘pet’ architecture pavilions, these simple programmatic landscape insertions are seen as ways to immediately take action on the waterfront and draw seniors, to young people to tourists towards the Vah. The programmatic/formal elements listed here are merely a series of suggestions of possibilities. The constructions are cheap and easy to implant and for the city to afford. They could even seek private sponsorship for funding streams. Their role is to make the river a fun, active place for all.