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Nomination

Braila Garage. How to simultaneosly celebrate and question the significant affect of private initiative on collective city space

Braila, jud. Brăila, România
Authors: arch. Cristian STEFANESCU, arch. Cătălina IONIȚĂ, arch. Guillaume ECKLY, artist Andrea SPREAFICO, st.arch. Huhn ANTON, st.arch. Luksaite LUKSAITE, st.arch. Tiina Johanna TERÄS, st.arch. Patricia Miho TSUNOUSHI, st.arch. Frede VIK / BAS+UAUIM

Authors’ Comment

The project celebrates the way in which the people of Braila create social centers around private or privatized spaces.
The structure is composed of an original prefabricated garage on a white metal frame. By reusing and repositioning this everyday object, we sought to create an urban intervention that taps into and makes operational a latent urban potential present in Brăila. Raised above the ground, the individual space of the garage is transformed into a collective one, a space of the city, an infrastructure able to accommodate a variety of activities.
Raised above the ground, the individual space of the garage is transformed into a collective one, a space of the city, an infrastructure able to accommodate a variety of activities. The lifted garage might be the host of a spontaneous stand selling food or at as a rests top and place of shade, it may arise curiosity as an unique structure or merge with the other roofscapes along the riverfront and become invisible.



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2016
Architecture and Public Space – Public Space Actions