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Ilot 3H, Ivry-sur- Seine, Grand Paris – ONGOING PROJECT

Ilot 3H, Ivry-sur- Seine, Grand Paris – ONGOING PROJECT
STAR is working on an experimental housing project of 280 apartments in Ivry-Sur-Seine at the Grand Paris.

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The Cabanon – ONGOING PROJECT

The Cabanon – ONGOING PROJECT
STAR is working at the moment in The Cabanon.

The Cabanon is most likely the smallest apartment in the world; certainly the smallest with an infrared sauna and a whirlpool bath.
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L’Intérieur de la Métropole – ONGOING PROJECT

L’Intérieur de la Métropole – ONGOING PROJECT
L’Intérieur de la Métropole - The Interior of the Metropolis is an on-going research of STAR about the different demographics in Île-de-France, in order to design apartments that adapt to the current household, family types and lifestyles of the inhabitants.

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Liberté, Digitalité, Créativité: Interview with Jean-Louis Missika

Liberté, Digitalité, Créativité: Interview with Jean-Louis Missika
February 6, 2015

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer, on behalf of MONU, spoke with the French sociologist Jean-Louis Missika.
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« Chambre avec Vue ». Social Housing project – Paris 18eme

« Chambre avec Vue ». Social Housing project – Paris 18eme
December 4, 2014 - FINALIST

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3D Nolli: Interview with Winy Maas

3D Nolli: Interview with Winy Maas
August 29, 2014

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer spoke on behalf of MONU with the Dutch architect, landscape architect, professor and urbanist Winy Maas.
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Into the Wild: Conversation with Petra Blaisse

Into the Wild: Conversation with Petra Blaisse
August 28, 2014

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer spoke on behalf of MONU with the Dutch designer Petra Blaisse.
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La Légende du Grand Paris ou Comment Paris est Devenu Grand – AIGP

La Légende du Grand Paris ou Comment Paris est Devenu Grand – AIGP
March – September 2013

Cette contribution travaille sur la dimension intangible du Grand Paris, sur l’imaginaire, le récit métropolitain.
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Unlimited Greatness: Interview with Antoine Grumbach

Unlimited Greatness: Interview with Antoine Grumbach
July 3, 2013

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer spoke on behalf of MONU with the French architect and urban designer Antoine Grumbach. Since 2008 Grumbach has been leading one of the teams of the Grand Paris project, an initiative launched by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for a new global plan for the Paris metropolitan region.
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“Co-Résidence: Habiter en Grand” – AIGP

“Co-Résidence: Habiter en Grand” – AIGP
September 2012 - On going

“Co-Residence: Habiter en Grand” is a concept realized by STAR – strategies + architecture and MONU/BOARD as the first part of an ongoing research for the AIGP – Atelier International du Grand Paris, in the framework of «Habiter le Grand Paris».
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ZAC Gare Ardoines, Vitry-sur Seine, Région Île-de-France

ZAC Gare Ardoines, Vitry-sur Seine, Région Île-de-France
December 2012 - FIRST PRIZE

ZAC Gare Ardoines: How to deal with the conditions you do not control? A benefit of the current crisis is that it clearly reveals how the nature of urban planning is radically changing. In the current economic and political context, a powerful leverage is lacking: top down solutions will proof to fail.
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Metaphor A-Z for Storefront Gallery, New York

Metaphor A-Z for Storefront Gallery, New York
June 26, 2012

Beatriz Ramo is one of the thirty invited architects/artist to take part on the exhibition Aesthetics / Anesthetics at the Storefront from June 27 to July 28. The opening will be on June 26 at 7 pm.
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Heetmanplein-Den Bosch, Mijnplein

Heetmanplein-Den Bosch, Mijnplein
June 2012, ‘s-Hertogenbosh, the Netherlands  -  HONORABLE MENTION

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Les Portes de Collserola in Barcelona

Les Portes de Collserola in Barcelona
April, 2012
Regeneration of Les Portes de Collserola. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”
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Helsinki Central Library

Helsinki Central Library
April 2012, Helsinki, Finland

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Regeneration of Grønmo Landfill – Norwegian Rhapsody

Regeneration of Grønmo Landfill – Norwegian Rhapsody
July 2011, Oslo, Norway  -  HONORABLE MENTION

I died on January 2nd, 2015. By that time I had read about GrønmoPark. I thought it was the most beautiful idea to deal with death and I fell in love with the thought of becoming part of the landscape. I spoke with my family and my beloved about it and they all seemed to recognize the beauty and the abstraction of it. We then visited Grønmo on a trip to Norway and we walked together on the grounds I would one day belong to.
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Acrobatic Narratives. Institutionalized Activism, Poetic Demagogy, and Creative Propaganda.

Acrobatic Narratives. Institutionalized Activism, Poetic Demagogy, and Creative Propaganda.
November, 2011

Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo interviewed Wouter Vanstiphout* on behalf of MONU magazine. Wouter Vanstiphout is a member of Crimson Architectural Historians in Rotterdam. He is professor of Design and Politics at the Faculty of Architecture of Delft Technical University. The conversation took place at the Crimson Office on September 14 at 9 am.
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Sloterdijk III Study

Sloterdijk III Study
June - September 2011, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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O’ Mighty Green

O’ Mighty Green
September 2010 – April 2012 - HONORABLE MENTION

O’Mighty Green
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In the Name of the Past: Countering the Preservation Crusades

In the Name of the Past: Countering the Preservation Crusades
December 2010 – April 2011 / on going

Martyrs of the Past.
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Extreme Demolition and Extreme Preservation – Interview with Ippolito Pestellini – OMA

Extreme Demolition and Extreme Preservation – Interview with Ippolito Pestellini – OMA
April 2011

Beatriz Ramo interviewed Ippolito Pestellini from OMA on behalf of MONU magazine.
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Deadly Serious – Interview with Adolfo Natalini (Founder of Superstudio and Natalini Architetti)

Deadly Serious – Interview with Adolfo Natalini (Founder of Superstudio and Natalini Architetti)
January, 2011

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer spoke on behalf of MONU with Adolfo Natalini.
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Paseo de la Estación de Elche

Paseo de la Estación de Elche
Feb– Aug 2010, Elche, Spain - COMMISSION AFTER FIRST PRIZE

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Market Value(s)

Market Value(s)
February, 2010

572 years have passed between these images.
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Real Big – Interview with Bjarke Ingels

Real Big – Interview with Bjarke Ingels
January 21, 2010

Bjarke Ingels is a Danish architect. He heads the architectural practice Bjarke Ingels Group which he founded in 2006.
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Rotterdam is a Whore – Interview with Andre Kempe

Rotterdam is a Whore – Interview with Andre Kempe
January 15, 2010

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer spoke on behalf of MONU with Andre Kempe. Andre is one of the principals of the Rotterdam based architecture office Atelier Kempe Thill.
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Córdoba Architecture Foundation

Córdoba Architecture Foundation
January 2010, Córdoba, Spain  
This project is a rejection of style, fashion, tectonics, and signature.
It is about the creation of space, illusion, and void.
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Auditorium Ciutat d’Elx

Auditorium Ciutat d’Elx
December 2009 – January 2010, Elche, Spain

The city of Elche is carrying out its biggest and most relevant projects during one of the worst economic crises: the Mirador del Palmeral (Palm Grove Viewpoint), the regeneration of the riverbanks, etc.
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Preservation + UNESCO Study

Preservation + UNESCO Study
August – December 2009 + August – December 2010 / on going

Last July 2009, STAR won the competition for the Mirador del Palmeral, located next to a UNESCO World Heritage Site - or maybe inside it… nobody is entirely sure yet as different maps display different boundaries.
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Rotondas and Walls

Rotondas and Walls
September 2009, Cadrete, Zaragoza, Spain

The assignment is peculiar. For more than 30 years the client enjoyed  an unimpeded view from his weekend house in the outskirts of the city. In order to help ensuring this for the future he bought some of the properties in front of his house.
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46 Noise-Proof Houses in Maastricht

46 Noise-Proof Houses in Maastricht
June 2009, Maastricht, the Netherlands   -   FINALIST

The redevelopment of the Belvédère area links up with Maastricht's policy for the next 20 years to develop into a regional commercial centre. Belvédère will host 4000 new homes and knowledge- and service-based businesses.
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Flexible Housing in Liège – The Room That Was Always There

Flexible Housing in Liège – The Room That Was Always There
June 2009, Liège, Belgium

Imagine what it would be like to find a new room in the house where you had been living your entire life… Imagine the possibilities.
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The Park of the 99 Gardens – Valdebebas Park

The Park of the 99 Gardens – Valdebebas Park
April 2009, Madrid, Spain

We create a strategy of colonization, rather than a plan.
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Offices in Leganés

Offices in Leganés
February 2009, Leganés, Madrid, Spain

Leganés is a satellite city belonging to the Greater Madrid Conurbation. The city has numerous sports areas and urgently needs a place to centralize all management: the CRD (Centro de Recursos para el Deporte).
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Mirador del Palmeral

Mirador del Palmeral
Feb-Apr 2009 / on going, Elche, Spain - FIRST PRIZE

In 2009 STAR won the International competition for the Mirador del Palmeral (Palm Grove’s Viewpoint) with the simplest proposal, yet the most controversial project the office had ever undertaken.
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Beirut House of Arts and Culture

Beirut House of Arts and Culture
January 2009, Beirut, Lebanon   -   SECOND PRIZE

The House of Arts and Culture appears at exactly the right moment to boost the already sizzling creativity of Beirut ever since the end of the period of violence in Lebanon between 1975 and 1990.
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Icon – Revisited

Icon – Revisited
December 2008, Dubai, UAE - United Arab Emirates

Dubai is filled with landmarks. How to create an icon that represents Dubai?
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Research about Beach Tourism Typology

Research about Beach Tourism Typology
Oct-Nov 2008, Barcelona, Spain

STAR was commissioned to realize a panorama of the history of architectural typology in Sun and Beach tourism. The Panorama: 400 years of Beach Tourism (7 x 3 meters) was part of the exhibition "Tourism: Spaces of Fiction".
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Bouwkunde Delft

Bouwkunde Delft
November 2008, Delft, the Netherlands

On May 13, 2008 a fire destroyed the Architecture building in Delft. Soon after, the university issued a call for ideas for the new building and for its location.
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Accesible Sport Centre – CaU Madrid

Accesible Sport Centre – CaU Madrid
October 2008, Madrid, Spain

Madrid is aiming to become a City without boundaries. In this transformation, the Universal Accessibility Centre (CAU) plays a significant role.
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Pseudo-Democracies and Pseudo-Commissions –Interview with Reinier de Graaf – OMA

Pseudo-Democracies and Pseudo-Commissions –Interview with Reinier de Graaf – OMA
July 16, 2008

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer spoke with Reinier de Graaf, who is one of the partners of Rotterdam-based OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture). He joined OMA in 1996 and in 2002 became the director for AMO, the think tank of OMA.
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The Re-Creation of the European City – Urban Shopping List for Secondary Cities

The Re-Creation of the European City – Urban Shopping List for Secondary Cities
December 2005 - On going, Europe

This study is meant to give a general idea of the elements that are shaping cities today. Cities of today have the same needs as those of hundreds of years ago: communication and representation. They need to be connected and they need to be attractive.
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Reykjavik Master Plan – Ideal City of 21st Century

Reykjavik Master Plan – Ideal City of 21st Century
May 2006, Oct 2007, Reykjavik, Iceland - FINALIST

Reykjavik has the exclusive opportunity to reinvent its city centre. It could not only rejuvenate itself but also give a preview of how a European City of the 21st Century could function. The relocation of its city airport unveils an incredible potential: a large amount of area is freed up right in the heart of the city.
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Dumped in Almere. Interview with Floris Alkemade OMA

Dumped in Almere. Interview with Floris Alkemade OMA
October 2007

Beatriz Ramo and Bernd Upmeyer spoke on behalf of MONU with Floris Alkemade. Floris Alkemade is one of the partners of Rotterdam based OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture).
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EUROPAN NL Series of MAPS

EUROPAN NL Series of MAPS
January 2008

Europan Nederland commissioned STAR the realization of a series of maps about Europan in the country:
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Manzana 5 – Development

Manzana 5 – Development
Aug 07–Jan 08/on going, Zaragoza, Spain - FIRST PRIZE

Manzana 5  -Development - has been commissioned after winning first prize in the Open Competition for Blocks 5 and 6 of the Digital Mile District in Zaragoza.
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Minimum Housing Project – Secret Spaces

Minimum Housing Project – Secret Spaces
August 2007, Zaragoza, Spain

Spain has suffered in recent years from an incredible rise in the cost of a square metre of housing. Housing regulations are adapting to allow smaller minimum sizes for apartments as it becomes unaffordable to buy and to rent for ever more people.
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Manzana 5 and 6 – Competition

Manzana 5 and 6 – Competition
June-July 2007, Zaragoza, Spain  -  FIRST PRIZE

The Re-Creation of Zaragoza
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Masterplan and Tower in Leinelä

Masterplan and Tower in Leinelä
June 2007, Leinelä, Vantaa, Finland

The future development of Greater Helsinki will balance the current centrifugal forces of Helsinki in the Region, by expanding the activity centres outside Ring Road III. Leinelä is adjacent to this and has the potential to be a distinctive and pleasant area for residents and workers.
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Cadrete House(s)

Cadrete House(s)
On going, Cadrete, Zaragoza, Spain

Coming soon...
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CH Houses

CH Houses
April - May 2007, Zaragoza, Spain

The clients, a couple in their 50s and their son with his wife, bought a lot in San Mateo de Gállego, a village of 2000 inhabitants close to Zaragoza (Spain) to build their future homes. Although they wanted to live close to each other, the son and his wife desired to keep their privacy. The parents wanted a house with a 360° view. The son’s house reacts to that. One house opens up to the outside while the other is enclosed.
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Greater Helsinki 2050

Greater Helsinki 2050
May 2007, Helsinki, Finland

Greater Helsinki Landscape Park is a contemporary economic, ecological, and social strategy to orchestrate the future growth of the 14 cities that form the Greater Helsinki Region.
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Big B Housing Block

Big B Housing Block
May 2007, Amsterdam, the Netherlands - SECOND PRIZE

In order to satisfy residential and business requirements in Amsterdam - as an alternative to expansion areas such as IJburg - former industrial sites on the north bank of the river IJ will be restructured to intensify the use of the land available.
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The Thin House

The Thin House
March 2007, Beijing, China - HONORABLE MENTION

Beijing has become a global centre for the arts, creativity and commerce. The influx of foreign visitors and the ever increasing number of young successful Chinese has generated a demand for retail and leisure of international standards.
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Mc World

Mc World
December 2006

Out of all the fast food chains in the World, McDonalds is not only the most well-known, but also by far the largest, most successful and most criticised. McDonalds was founded on the 15th of May 1940 in San Bernardino, California by Ray Kroc.
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Teruel City Museum

Teruel City Museum
November – December 2006, Teruel, Spain

Expansion of Teruel City Museum
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The Tallest Building

The Tallest Building
September 2006

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Cardboard Modular Stand

Cardboard Modular Stand
August 2006, Madrid, Spain - HONORABLE MENTION

Fairs are temporary events that require quick assembling, easy transportation, high standardization, but at the same time demand an overall attractive and new image with personalized, individual stands.
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Terrorists Love Density

Terrorists Love Density
July 2006

Terrorists love density; they evaluate cities on that basis. They attack the bloodstream of daily life such as subways or buses; they look for the shock-factor attacking weddings or funerals and their main targets are city elements such as the police, the government, public transportation, or religious institutions.
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Hotel 2 in 1

Hotel 2 in 1
July - August 2006, Madrid, Spain

The 110 room hotel is placed between the highway and a new residential area on the periphery of Madrid. It will be a hotel for business people and a point of activity and reference for the area.
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