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    Neugestaltung Innenstadt Lychen – results of the open competition


    Students Ruslan Abildinov, Simin Yan, Jun Wen and Chi Zhang win 3rd Prize in the open competition running parallel to the studio The D-Zone. The project proposes to augment an existing touristic route within the city of Lychen (Uckermark), with new cultural institutions and resting/meeting spaces.

    The competition called for an overall vision regarding the future of Lychen’s city center, as well as precise solutions for three specific parcels, surrounding the town hall.

    The jury met on August, 26th, 2019.

    It delivered an honorable mention to another student group of the studio The D-Zone, constituted of Sina Wendl, Karola Schaefermeier, Johanna Grau and Cornelius Menzel.for their project ”D > Desire”.

    All competition entries will be on display near Lychen’s town hall (exhibition space in Stargarderstrasse 22; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00-17:00), from 28.09.2019- 26.10.2019. The opening of the exhibition will take place on 26.09.2019 at 10:00.

    CUD wishes to congratulate the awarded students as well as the other three student groups from the studio The D-Zone who submitted an entry in the open competition.

    The D-Zone [Studio]

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    Arcadia, here we come. We the freelancers, the yuppies, the dreamers from Berlin looking for the most perfect new setting, outside the city. We will just take our laptops with us, direction: countryside. Place: Lychen, Uckermark – 7 lakes and an old village. Here, some 80 km north of Berlin, the arrival of tourists and city creatives has recently shifted the urban dynamics from shrinking to boom. As the new crowd is joining (at least during the week-ends), conflicts arise: how to control/channel the urban development, currently driven by private forces? How to activate the empty city center for young and old; daily, weekly, monthly, yearly residents; Lycheners and Berliners? How to augment the experience of the landscape – its ecology, its uses, its solidarities – not to forget its performance as pure fantasy (i.e. to augment its profoundly metropolitan nature)? The design studio takes on an open competition, launched by the city of Lychen & the Architektenkammer Brandenburg (Timeframe: 01.04 to 18.07.19, Preisgeld 20.000€). We will look for sharp, bizarre, beautiful proposals for the activation of the city-center of Lychen and some of its landmarks, up the lake(s). Moreover we aim at constituting a collective task-force to reflect on Berlin’s past, current and future borders, to question new urban exile trends and to sustain possibilities of more intense living.