“Ride a bike! Reclaim the city” exhibition at DAM

The exhibition shows what an urban development needs to look like if it is to help persuade yet more people to get on their bike in the future. Projects from all across the world make the case for gently Reclaiming the City. The focus is on selected cities such as Copenhagen, New York or Oslo – these show how the path towards a more sustainable and social city can lead via planning a bicycle-friendly one.

 

NEXT architects and rudy uytenhaak + partners: Dafne Schippers Brücke, Utrecht/Niederlande, 2017 Source: NEXT architects / Photo: Jeroen Musch

NEXT architects and rudy uytenhaak + partners: Dafne Schippers Brücke, Utrecht/Niederlande, 2017 Source: NEXT architects / Photo: Jeroen Musch

 

Designing public spaces well is a central task for urban planners and landscape architects. And they are joined on their already cramped stage by yet another agent: traffic planning. Bicycle traffic plays a central, connective role in the work done by all three and can provide the key to success. In order to maintain and improve the quality of life in the cities, where densities are increasingly rising and space used all the more intensively, more space is required on streets and squares, more green and more open spaces.


 

Practical information

“Ride a bike! Reclaim the city”
April 21 – September 2, 2018
Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)
Schaumainkai 43, Frankfurt am Main
Germany

 


The exhibition shows what an urban development needs to look like if it is to help persuade yet more people to get on their bike in the future. Projects from all across the world make the case for gently Reclaiming the City. The focus is on selected cities such as Copenhagen, New York or Oslo – these show how the path towards a more sustainable and social city can lead via planning a bicycle-friendly one.

 

Barcelona Lola Domènech: Passeig de St Joan, Barcelona/Spanien, 2011/2014  Photo: Adrià Goula

Barcelona,  Lola Domènech: Passeig de St Joan, Barcelona/Spanien, 2011/2014 Photo: Adrià Goula

SWA Group: Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston/USA, 2015  Photo: Jim Olive, courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership

SWA Group: Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston/USA, 2015 Photo: Jim Olive, courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership

 

In the gallery on the ground floor of the museum, parallel to the exhibition, architects, urban planners, and landscape architects will present concept sketches for a bicyclefriendly redesign of Schweizer Strasse in Frankfurt\Main (April 21 – May 13, 2018). The exhibition will be accompanied by the catalogue “Ride a bike! Reclaim the city”.

 

Single Projects Monk Mackenzie Architects: Lightpath – Te Ara I Whiti, Auckland/Neuseeland, 2016 Photo: Monk Mackenzie Architects

Single Projects Monk Mackenzie Architects: Lightpath – Te Ara I Whiti, Auckland/Neuseeland, 2016 Photo: Monk Mackenzie Architects

COBE und Gottlieb Paludan Architects: Nørreport Station, Kopenhagen/Dänemark, 2015  Photo: Lars Rolfsted Mortensen

COBE und Gottlieb Paludan Architects: Nørreport Station, Kopenhagen/Dänemark, 2015 Photo: Lars Rolfsted Mortensen

 

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure within the National Cycling Plan 2020 (NRVP). Curators of the exhibition are Annette Becker, Stefanie Lampe and Lessano Negussie. Media Partner: hriNFO, CityLab.

 

Various Architects: Sykkelhotell, Lillestrøm/Norwegen, 2016 Photo: Ibrahim Elhayawan

Various Architects: Sykkelhotell, Lillestrøm/Norwegen, 2016 Photo: Ibrahim Elhayawan

Copenhagen COBE und Gottlieb Paludan Architects: Nørreport Station, Kopenhagen/Dänemark, 2015  Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

Copenhagen COBE und Gottlieb Paludan Architects: Nørreport Station, Kopenhagen/Dänemark, 2015 Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

cepezed architects: Moreelse Brücke, Utrecht/Niederlande, 2017  Photo: cepezed - lucas van der wee

cepezed architects: Moreelse Brücke, Utrecht/Niederlande, 2017 Photo: cepezed – lucas van der wee

Portland Mayer/Reed; ZGF Architects: Max Orange Line, Stadtbahn von Portland nach Milwaukie, 2015  Photo: C. Bruce Forster

Portland Mayer/Reed; ZGF Architects: Max Orange Line, Stadtbahn von Portland nach Milwaukie, 2015 Photo: C. Bruce Forster

Ector Hoogstad Architecten: Fahrradparkhaus am Bahnhof, Utrecht/Niederlande, 2017 Photo: Ector Hoogstad Architecten – Petra Appelhof

Ector Hoogstad Architecten: Fahrradparkhaus am Bahnhof, Utrecht/Niederlande, 2017 Photo: Ector Hoogstad Architecten – Petra Appelhof

SWA Group: Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston/USA, 2015 Photo: Jonnu Singleton/SWA

SWA Group: Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston/USA, 2015 Photo: Jonnu Singleton/SWA

The Ruhr Area Radschnellweg Ruhr RS1, Niederfeldsee in Essen  Photo: Opterix, Johannes Kassenberg

The Ruhr Area Radschnellweg Ruhr RS1, Niederfeldsee in Essen Photo: Opterix, Johannes Kassenberg


 

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