Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 2-4 D-50672 Cologne, Germany
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under the pavement the beach
Cologne, Germany - first prize
008_Under the Pavement the Beach (urban intervention, 2002-2005) is a paradigmatic utilization of public space. Aimed to resurrect the urban realm from the decay of civic culture Under the Pavement the Beach uses public space for temporary gatherings. An array of hosts pick locations for specific instant programs, the mobile Strandbox unit provides the necessary infrastructure including coolboxes, a pirate radio transmitter, luggage space for dishes, etc. Under the Pavement the Beach was awarded with the Cologne Architecture Prize 2003. (Team: Merlin E. Bauer and BeL), http://www.am-strand.org