about a stain on a shirt
workshop in cooperation with local developer "Mobimo" and public transport "SBB" La Rasude
The development of centers in European cities is a lengthy process. Innovations are only gradually implemented. The many laws, regulations, further developments in transport technology and new usage requirements, but also the political deadlines often make it difficult to think clearly ahead. The planners find it difficult to work on large relationships and to develop future-oriented overall concepts. Small, necessary interventions are often only made step by step, from problem solving to problem solving.
An independent, impartial view from the outside can help to discover other connections and to come up with new solutions. In this sense, the collaboration with the students of the Vienna University of Technology for the Rasude project in Lausanne was born.
Urban development can be described as a 'peer-to-peer production' of good addresses. This cooperation of equal residents has the form of a commons, that describes the general goodwill within a society or of peers to each other. The core problem of today's building culture is the disappearance of urban planning, through selective intervention instead of large-scale thinking. Is it possible to dissolve such problems by changing the way they are perceived? Let us face it: it is hard to change politics and actions of economy. But it is feasible to change the circumstances of urban developments process and ulitimatively generate an appropriate response to the large-scale development of La Rasude within the small-grain Lausannes.
With minimally invasive interventions, the concept helps to understand the La Rasude project, which is difficult to integrate for the residents of Lausanne. Usually such huge building projects are way to abstract for users and residents. However, the concept aims at bridging supposed urban planning hurdles through exaggerated obstacles in the form of tactical installations in urban areas. The idea is therefore no longer to be considered "the hurdle La Rasude" as such, since the entire axis from the city center to the port is now a collection of imperfections. The aim is to strengthen the commons and contextualize urban space bottom-up.
After all, a red wine stain on a shirt is not noticeable even if the shirt is already red.
type of project:
workshop / study / design studio
Prof. Cuno Brullmann, Paul Rajakovics, Mobimo Development & SBB
exhibited in Lausanne, published in the book "RASUDE: REGARDS CROISÉS -Relations transversales Vienne Lausanne"