(New Urban) Collective
@Romanian Design Week
Uusi Kaupunki (New Urban) Collective with a focus on the Dream Hotel Project by Studio Puisto, is proud to present Finland in the Romanian Design Week between May 20th – June 5th 2016. Having a Nordic focus, more than 150 Romanian designers in the Main Exhibition, 7 international exhibitions and 50 satellite events taking over Bucharest and spanning 17 full days, RDW is the most important design event in Romania.
This year Romanian Design Week will host five Nordic countries. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden make ”A Turn for the Better” to present local solutions to global problems. “Can parking lots be turned into buildable plots?”, “Can abandoned industrial sites be converted to vibrant city districts?”, “What does architecture for bees look like?”, “How do we increase public awareness in urban planning processes and how do we get commuters to choose the bike over the car?” – all these questions are to take “A Turn for the Better” by resorting to five Nordic proposals for liveable cities created by architects, city planners and urban activists in the Scandinavian countries.
The exhibition, presented with the support of the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Romania and with financial assistance of the Nordic Culture Fund, consists of the following contributions:
A warm welcome to join us for the events in Bucharest!
FRIDAY 20th of MAY
Grand Opening of Romanian Design Week @Piața Amzei
SUNDAY 22ND of MAY
A turn for the better conference: Architects and urban planners from Dissing +Weitling architects (Denmark), Uusi Kaupunki (New Urban) Collective and Studio Puisto (Finland), Krads Architects (Island), By-Bi, urban beekeepers (Norway) and Helsingborg municipality (Sweden) will present five nordic proposals for liveable cities and help us all to make a “Turn for the better”.
The cooperation between Studio Puisto Architects and dream hostel started in the fall of 2013 after a workshop of the Uusi-Kaupunki (New Urban) Collective. In the workshop Studio Puisto developed a concept for temporary accommodation in empty offices and industrial buildings. This turned out to be a perfect match with the plans and premises of Dream Hostel.
The open character of the industrial building is strengthened by placing the rooms as separate units in the open space. Thus creating a feeling of being in a public park in between individual volumes. To keep the rooms affordable they are kept compact and accommodate only the necessary. Space to read, relax and meet others guests is placed outside the individual rooms.