Theatre De Vest, Alkmaar, Netherlands, 2012
UNStudio's exhibition 'Activate - Architecture for the Future' at Theatre De Vest in Alkmaar investigated the challenge for today’s architecture to provide an impulse to urban city centres. In the exhibition UNStudio presented a vision of the role that architecture can fulfill in the activation of public space. Themes such as colour, culture, regeneration and public intervention illustrate architecture’s current potential. These four themes are used as a starting point for discussion. What is the role of colour in the urban space? Do cultural buildings promote social cohesion? How do architects respond to aging and vacant buildings? UNStudio projects are used to illustrate the importance of engaging architectural means to activate public space.
Graphic design: Bloemendaal & Dekkers
Photos: Ton Voermans