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Transitional Territories Studio — New Academic Year. North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence: Altered Natures and the Architecture of Extremes

Personal Island, Floriade, Zoetemeer (temporary), 1992. Acconci Studio (V.A., Luis Vera, Jenny Schrider)

 

 

 

 

 

 

“[…]
Look, it’s a body, floating into the land
No, it’s a body swimming out into the water
No, it’s the land itself, here, that is a body
A body of land
It’s the water itself that’s a body of water
[…]”
—Nicolas Jaar. Être. Space is Only Noise. 

We started our new academic year and the second year of a three year-long research and pedagogical project on the North Sea Region.

For the academic year 2018-2019 Transitional Territories Studio focuses on the idea of ‘Altered Natures’, in face of continual violation of the earth system caused by human-induced forcings. The method of research-by-design is applied in order to cast light on a diverse meaning of urbanisation and to inform the design practice (being architectural, political, and/or environmental) under the lens of a territorial project. Hereby, we aim to investigate the possibility of new spatio-temporal formations and occupation between sea and land — or the establishment of new ground and its infrastructure space that arise from a revised balance between society and nature. By necessity, the understanding of these new formations comes as the idea of a parallel world — or The Last Lands (after Maria Ludovica Santini, 2016) — to be regarded as distant from traditional dynamics, in search for a new significance, or a lost identity and representation of being.

‘The Last Lands’ will be investigated as part of the Architecture and Hydraulic Engineering tracks – focusing on a new construction orientation within the territory of the North Sea. The program is supported by a workshop and lecture series in February 2019 on ‘Seascape Architecture’.

For the Urbanism, Landscape Architecture, and Policy Analysis tracks, the studio will centre the attention on a new development logic of the North Sea territory — addressing the state of exposure and the unfolding fragilities of its societal, cultural, political, economic, and ecological systems. The program is supported by the upcoming lecture series in October 2018 on ‘The North Sea’.

Both lecture series are curated by the studio special guest prof.ir. Dirk Sijmons (H+N+S Landscape Architects) under the framework of the MVI North Sea Energy Lab.

 Studio Program  First Semester 2018-2019:

— MSc3 Lecture Series Research Module: The North Sea
25th September – 29th October.
Curated/ convened by prof.ir. Dirk Sijmons and dr.arch. Taneha K. Bacchin / under the framework of the North Sea Energy Lab

Introduction
September 25, 2018
09:30 – 11:30
TPM Faculty – Classroom H
·      Taneha K. Bacchin, TUDelft, ‘North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence’
·      Han Meyer, TUDelft, ‘Lowlands’

Ecology
October 2, 2018
09:30 – 11:30
TPM Faculty – Classroom H
·      Kim Cohen, University of Utrecht, ‘The paleogeographical history of the North Sea’
·      Tinka Murk, WUR, Marine Animal Ecology, ‘Sketch of the current marine ecological system and perspectives’

Energy
October 9, 2018
09:30 – 11:30
TPM Faculty – Classroom H
·      Dirk Sijmons, TUDelft / H+N+S Landscape Architects, ‘The energy transition and its spatial implications’
·      Ernst van Zuijlen, Director of Windwerk, ‘The deployment of Offshore wind’

Protein
October 16
09:30 – 11:30
TPM Faculty – Classroom H
·      Eelco Leemans, ‘Fishery aspects of the North Sea’
·      Willem Brandenburg, WUR, ‘Marine aquaculture and protein production’

Planning and Policy
October 29
09:30 – 12:30
BK Faculty – Berlagezaal 1
·      Welcome of the Architecture Association School of Architecture, Diploma Unit 7  Fluid Territories: The North Sea. Studio Masters: Hamed Khosravi and Platon Issaias

·      Leo de Vrees, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, ‘(Inter)national North Sea policy’
·      Jan Matthijsen, Ed Dammers & Hans Elzenga, PBL Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency, ‘The Future of the North Sea’

Sand
November 20
09:30 – 12:30
BK Faculty – Classroom U
·      Ferdinand Diermanse, Deltares, ‘Sea level rise scenarios and its consequences for water safety and sand excavation’
·      Maarten de Jong, Imares, ‘Ecology of deep sand excavation’

Culture
November 27
09:30 – 12:30
BK Faculty – Classroom U
·      Jacqueline Heerema, Artists Collective Satellietgroep, ‘Zandmotor, a cultural phenomenon’
·      Esther Kokmeijer, Visual/ Conceptual Artist, ‘Deep meaning of voyaging’

 

— Field Trip 
29th October – 3rd November, 2018
Curated by Taneha K. Bacchin and Hamed Khosravi
Transitional Territories Studio, TUDelft jointly with Diploma Unit 7, Architecture Association School of Architecture.

 

— MSc3 One-day Symposium and Exhibition 
7th December, 2018
BK City – Berlagezaal 1 & 2
Curated/convened by  Taneha K. Bacchin with Filippo laFleur, Geert van der Meulen and TT Studio

Symposium: Territory as a Project / Exhibition: Parliament of the North Sea
Keynote/ special design critics:

Lars Lerup, Rice University / UC Berkeley; Luis Callejas, LCLA Office / Oslo School of Architecture
Dirk Sijmons, H+N+S Landscape Architects; Hamed Khosravi, AA School of Architecture

* The lecture series program and symposium are public.

 

Transitional Territories Studio
North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence

Studio Leader:
dr.arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Guest Professor:
prof.ir. Dirk Sijmons
Researcher:
ir. Filippo laFleur
ir. Geert van der Meulen

Instructors/ Mentors:
Architecture & Urbanism
dr.arch.
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Architecture
arch.
Stefano Milani
dr.arch.
Nicola Marzot
Urbanism
dr.
Fransje Hooimeijer
dr. Diego Carmona Sepulveda
dr.arch. Luisa Calabrese
Landscape Architecture
dr.
Daniele Cannatella
Building Technology
ir. Sjap Holst

Scales and subjects:
Territory
Infrastructure
Landscape
Ground
Body

Studio Themes:
State of Exception
New biopolitical order of the North Sea: ecology, energy, protein
Infrastructural Form
Where architecture, city, and territory meet
Fourth Nature
The rise of landscape as counter economy
The Last Lands
The architecture of the fluid ground

 

Landscapes of Coexistence – the day in Pictures

Landscapes of Coexistence
One-day Symposium and Exhibition
End-of-the-year Event
July 12, 2018

The symposium was organised by the
Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018 — North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence
as part of Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Programme / DIMI Delft Deltas, Infrastructure & Mobility Initiative.

The day aimed at celebrating the conclusion of a year-long graduation studio focusing on an interdisciplinary pedagogical project, wherein the method of research-by-design was employed to envision possible futures for the North Sea territory.

The Symposium had the presence of two distinguished guests reflecting on possible architectural, infrastructural and territorial approaches to the Sea. Parallel to the Symposium, the Exhibition installation displayed the outcomes of 26 graduation projects from the tracks of Architecture, Urbanism, Landscape Architecture, and Water Management.

Conveners
Dr. Arch. Hamed Khosravi
Dr. Arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin

Guest Speakers/ Design Critics
Prof. Arch. Dirk Sijmons  H+N+S Landcape Architects / TUDelft / North Sea Lab
Dr. Arch. Platon Issaias  Royal College of Art, School of Architecture, London

Curators
Delta Interventions Graduation Studio

More information see:
North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence – Final Symposium
D-i 2017-2018 North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence

North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence – Final Symposium

North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence 2017-2018 Graduation Studio Projects location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018 — North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence
Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Programme

Presents:
One-day Symposium and Exhibition 

North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence
Transitional Spaces, Infrastructure, and Power

12th July 2018
13:30 – 17:30
Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, TU Delft
Berlagezaal 1&2

“Only if we place ourselves inside this world will we be able to recognise as one particular arrangement the choice of existents and their ways of connecting that we call Nature/Culture and that has served for a long time to format our collective understanding (…). Ecology clearly is not the interruption of nature into public space but the end of “nature” as a concept that would allow us to sum up our relations to the world and pacify them. What makes us ill, justifiably, is the sense that Old Regime is coming to an end. The concept of “nature” now appears as a truncated, simplified, exaggeratedly moralistic, excessively polemical, and prematurely political version of the otherness of the world to which we must open ourselves if we are not to become collectively mad – alienated. Following the Western understanding, “nature” has made the world uninhabitable. (Therefore) the operation comes down to reopening the two canonical questions: what existents have been chosen, and what forms of existence have been preferred?”

 *Excerpt from ‘Facing Gaia – Eight Lectures on the New Climate Regime’ by Bruno Latour published Polity Press, 2017

 

Conveners:
Dr. Arch. Hamed Khosravi
Dr. Arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin

Curatorial team:
Geert van der Meulen
Elise van Herwaarden
Gerben van den Oever
Neil Moncrieff
Alexandra Farmazon
Aikaterina Myserli
Ailsa Craigen
(Delta Interventions Graduation Studio)

Programme:

13:30
Welcome by Dr. Taneha K. Bacchin and Dr. Hamed Khosravi
Delta Interventions Studio Leaders (Delta Urbanism Research Group), TU Delft
Short Studio Introduction by Dr. Taneha K. Bacchin

13:40
Opening Lecture by Dr. Platon Issaias
Ecologies of Existence
Royal College of Art, School of Architecture, London

14:00
Short Pitches Graduation Projects Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018
Projects divided into 4 Groups, according to 4 geographies:

1. NL North-West Coast, Wadden Sea
2. NL South-West Coast, Dutch-Flemish Delta

14:45
Intermezzo by Dr. Hamed Khosravi
Landscapes of Coexistence

15:00
Short Break

15:15
3. Norway South-West Coast
4. UK South-East Coast, Thames Estuary

15:45
Discussions and final reflections
Moderated by Dr. Hamed Khosravi

16:30
Closing Lecture by Prof. Dirk Sijmons
2050 An Energetic  Odyssey / Seascape Architecture
H+N+S Landscape Architects / North Sea Lab / TUDelft

17:00
Final Remarks / Discussion around the exhibition tables

17:30
Closing



Talks:

“Ecologies of Existence – Architecture and Modes of Living”
Ecologies of living bring together material, environmental, technical, social and mental domains. To think ecologically is not so much a matter of protecting existing ecologies, but more importantly, a matter of generating conditions for different ones to emerge and affirm themselves. Only on these terms can a properly ecological project take place.

— Dr. Platon Issaias is an architect. He studied architecture in Thessaloniki, Greece and he holds an MSc from Columbia University and a PhD from TU Delft. His thesis investigated the recent history of planning in Athens and the link between conflict, urban management and architectural form. His research interests explore architecture in relation to the politics of labour, law and social reform. Prior to the RCA, he taught at the Berlage Institute/Rotterdam and since 2012 at the MArch Urban Design at the Bartlett. Platon lectures in Greece and internationally, and his research has been published in many occasions, among others in DOMUS, Quaderns and the catalogues of the Greek entries in the 13th and the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale. He is the co-author of the book The City as a Project, published in autumn 2013 by Ruby Press, Berlin, edited by Pier Vittorio Aureli. In the summer of 2014, he participated in the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale with the collective project Mechanism of Suspension, which was exhibited at the Greek Pavilion and the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

“2050 An Energetic Odyssey / Seascape Architecture”
2050 – An Energetic Odyssey is a research by design on the possibilities, opportunities, and spatial implications of the realisation of large-scale harvesting, transportation and storage of renewable energy sources on and around the North Sea. This project demonstrates the role the North Sea could play in meeting the globally agreed two-degree target. The project seeks to conceptualise a new development strategy where meaningful and productive connections between Ecology, Energy and Proteins (Ecologie, Eiwitten & Energie) are designed, thus maximazing broad societal gain in the long run.

— Prof. Dirk Sijmons, landscape architect, studied at Delft University of Technology. He worked at the Nature Conservation unit of the Ministry of Culture, Recreation and Social work from 1977 until 1981. From 1981 until 1984 he was head of the strategic policy development and research coordination unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries. From 1984 until 1990 he was head of the Landscape Architecture Department of the Dutch Forestry Commission. From 1990 until 1993 he was coordinator of the Landscape Architecture study programme of the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. In 1990 he was one of the three founders of H+N+S Landscape Architects. In 2004 Dirk Sijmons was appointed Dutch Government Advisor on Landscape. He received the prestigious Edgar Doncker award in 2007 for his contribution to Dutch culture. From 2008 until 2015 Sijmons was professor of Environmental Design at Delft University of Technology. In 2014 he was the chief curator of IABR ‘Urban by Nature’. In 2017 he received the prestigious premier award for Landscape Architecture, the IFLA – Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award – the highest honourable carrier prize for contribution in the field of Landscape Architecture.



Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018

Students
Architecture
Ailsa Craigen/ Deniz Üstem/ Efrain Fajardo Ibarra/ Elise van Herwaarden/ Fathima Nafeesa Hamza/ Gerben van den Oever/ Joanna Kosowicz/ Julia Holtland/ Karlijn Scholtens/ Mihai Turtoi/ Xiaoyue Hu
Urbanism
Aikaterina Myserli / Alexandra Farmazon/ Jan Michael Cyganski/ Jie Wang/ Junzhong Chen/ Neil Moncrieff/ Niroopa/ Qing Ma/ Shaoning Wu/ Ye Hu/ Yelin Zhang/ Yi-Chuan Huang/ Wenxin Jin
Landscape Architecture
Malou Visser
Water Management
Geert van der Meulen

Instructors/ Mentors
Architecture & Urbanism
dr.ir.
 Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
dr.ir. Hamed Khosravi
Architecture
ir. Stefano Milani
 (Responsible Instructor for Architecture & Public Building)
dr.ir.
 Nicola Marzot
Urbanism
dr.
 Fransje Hooimeijer
dr. Diego Carmona Sepulveda
ir. Kristel Aalbers
ir. Filippo laFleur
Landscape Architecture
dr.ir.
 Inge Bobbink
dr. Steffen Nijhuis
ir. 
Denise Piccinini
Building Technology
ir. Sjap Holst

Student Assistant
Elise van Herwaarden

In collaboration with/ invited Design Critics
RCA Royal College of Art, London
AA School Architecture, London
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Het Nieuwe Instituut

Joint Design Studio with
Dalhousie Architecture School – Halifax/ Canada

Graduation Days – D-i Studio 2017-2018

Delta Interventions Studio 2017-2018
North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence
Transitional Spaces, Infrastructure and Power


Closing the year with an extraordinary feeling of pride of this beautiful group of architects, urbanists, landscape architect and water manager. For all their dedication and work, addressing the complexity of issues, the transcalarity, and the interdisciplinary approach proposed by our study.
— Delta Interventions (Transitional Territories) Studio Team

— Link to Studio Booklet

Ailsa Craigen

Aikaterina Myserli

Geert van der Meulen

Yelin Zhang

Jie Wang

Deniz Üstem

Jan Michael Cyganski

Xiaoyue Hu

Junzhong Chen

Fathima Nafeesa Hamza

Alexandra Farmazon

Wenxin Jin

Ye Hu

Joanna Kosowicz

Niroopa

Gerben van den Oever

Neil Moncrieff

Malou Visser | Qing Ma | Shaoning Wu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students:
Architecture
Ailsa Craigen/ Deniz Üstem/ Efrain Fajardo Ibarra/ Elise van Herwaarden/ Fathima Nafeesa Hamza/ Gerben van den Oever/ Joanna Kosowicz/ Julia Holtland/ Karlijn Scholtens/ Mihai Turtoi/ Xiaoyue Hu

Urbanism
Aikaterina Myserli / Alexandra Farmazon/ Jan Michael Cyganski/ Jie Wang/ Junzhong Chen/ Neil Moncrieff/ Niroopa/ Qing Ma/ Shaoning Wu/ Ye Hu/ Yelin Zhang/ Yi-Chuan Huang/ Wenxin Jin

Landscape Architecture
Malou Visser

Water Management
Geert van der Meulen

Instructors/ Mentors:
Architecture & Urbanism
dr.ir.
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
dr.ir. Hamed Khosravi
Architecture
ir. Stefano Milani

dr.ir.
Nicola Marzot
Urbanism
dr.
Fransje Hooimeijer
dr. Diego Carmona Sepulveda
ir. Kristel Aalbers
ir. Filippo laFleur
Landscape Architecture
dr.ir.
Inge Bobbink
dr. Steffen Nijhuis
ir.
Denise Piccinini
Building Technology
ir. Sjap Holst

Studio Leaders:
dr.arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
dr.arch. Hamed Khosravi

D-i 2017-2018 Studio – North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence. We started!

Last week Thursday, September 7th we officially started our MSc. Architecture/ MSc. Urbanism/ MSc. Landscape Architecture/ MSc. Water Management — Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018!

North-Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence. Transitional Spaces, Infrastructure and Power
— See here the introduction slides

The first two weeks of the studio are part of the graduation orientation/ enrolment period of the MSc. Urbanism track. The final studio group will be set after the conclusion of the orientation period on September 18th.

Studio Summary:

  • Risk and beyond: exploring a projective dimension towards the sea (and/or triggered by the sea), and in the specific context of the North Sea region;
  • Exploration of the limit: the notion of “limit” as conceptual framework at the base for an explorative design research in the North Sea region;
  • Water related design as a creative (or, conversely, innovative) form for reimagining Architecture/Urbanism/Landscape Architecture/Water Engineering purpose and their collective character

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Studio Meta-Themes
Natural and Socio-Economic Dynamics Shaping the North Sea Landscape
Climate Change Adaptation/ Dealing with Extremes

North Sea: 4 Studio Themes

1. Imagination
(Inhabiting Space and Time / Temporalities)
          Sub-themes:
           North Sea as Tabula Rasa: What lies beneath
           A Journey with no End

2. Re-Nature
(Design with Nature / Performative Design)
          Sub-themes:
          Landscape as Infrastructure
          Where the Sea meats the Land
          The City as a Symbiotic Construction

3. The Limits of the City
(From Cities to Urban Systems / Territorialism)
          Sub-themes:
          North Sea as a Border
          Cities of the North Sea: Densify!

4. Ecologies of Power
(Political Ecology of Urban Form / Economies of Scale)
          Sub-themes:
          North Sea as the State of Exception
          North Sea as an Energy Hub
          North Sea as Free Economic Zone: Post-Brexit scenarios
          Landscapes of Logistics: Infrastructure and Micro-Politics

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North Sea: 4 Geographies

1. North Netherlands-Germany – from Bremen (Weser Estuary) to Den Helder, including the northern dutch islands
2. Dutch-Flemish Delta – from Rotterdam to Antwerp
3. South-east UK coast – from the coast of Norwich to the Thames Estuary
4. Norwegian South-west coast – from Bergen to the Skagerrak Strait (Kristiansand)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Studio Theories & Methods
System Thinking: Designing with Layers, Scales and Times
Site Specificity: Urban Landscape Dynamics, Narratives & Values
Performative Design: Process-Based Design
Dynamic Adaptation (Designing with Uncertainty)/ Climate Adaptation
Landscape Urbanism/ Sustainability & Liveability
Landscape Ecology/ Landscape Infrastructure
Green-Blue Infrastructure Design/ Water Sensitive Design/ Building with Nature
Integrated Spatial Planning & Flood Risk Management
Territorialism/ Infrastructure Spaces

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Courses Starting Fall Semester 2017-2018
Architecture
AR3D020 Delta Interventions Studio — 15 ECTS
AR3D012 Aspects of Water Related Design — 6 ECTS
AR3AP020 Tutorial Research Methods — 3 ECTS
AR3A160 Research Methods — 6 ECTS
Urbanism
AR3U100 Delta Interventions Studio — 20 ECTS
AR3U040 Graduation Orientation — 2 ECTS
AR3U012 Thesis Plan — 4 ECTS
AR3U022 Theory of Urbanism — 4 ECTS

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Studio Activities Week 1 – 4
The Agency of Mapping:
reading the territory of the North Sea and its dynamics

Goals:

  • A survey of a selected area on the North Sea shore.
  • A survey of one of the themes posed or emerging from the North Sea
    (In the first phase of the course students will familiarise with the context and issues associated with the North Sea. More specifically the course will provide a series of seminar sessions where the tutors and a series of invited guests will discuss aspects of designing in/for the North Sea. In this phase the students will work in groups.)

Learning Outcome:

  • Students will be able to read and manipulate maps and to explore themes.
  • Students will be able to select salient aspects of a map and of a theme and to express them through drawings.

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Studio (Thursday):
13:30 – 17:30 Pin-up (10 minutes per group)
Studio (Friday):
13:30 – 17:30 Desk-crit (development comments from pin up; definition to do list for next week)

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Studio Program: Week 1 -6/9