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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January-March 2006, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
The parking garage is one of the new Park and Ride (P+R) buildings in Rotterdam. It is placed on top of the Metro station Kralingse Zoom.