Monday, November 30, 2009

OUTR in Rio de Janerio Day 4

Meeting with Rio Port Manager
Meeting with City of Rio Council and Urban planners / Landscape Architects
After the meeting we came across these great drawings of the City of Rio pre 1800's.
One of the things we really loved about the Brazilian infrastructure was the creative way that it was arranged throughout the city, thus allowing for the creation of 'new' and strangely different spaces than we see have Australia.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

OUTR Wins DawnTown International Competition in Miami, USA

OUTR has been awared first prize in for the DawnTown 2009 Competition for Miami Metromover with the project Cayalytic diaphragm. 


The project provides a proposed metromover station as a place of interaction, a node and an icon within the urban fabric of downtown Miami.  The station is the catalyser of a new urban landscape that flows gently from  he Burle Marx sidewalks to the museum plaza through slopes and ramps connecting all activities in the icentennial Park.
The building mediates between the museums and the station through a screen that can present; science  documentaries, art installations or public performances, becoming an interactive diaphragm that will transform the experience of the visitor in the continuous interior-exterior plaza linking the new museums of Miami.  

To check out the video of the project submission click below. 



The jury's statement said the project addresses the competition vision, finding a solution for the most critical adjacent space while unifying both adjacent museums whilst creating alternative programs such as a public theater.
The project submission is of a profound gesture, yet is of a scale that makes sense and is exciting and engaging on many different levels. 
The Metromover tracks and platform are reconfigured in a logical and efficient manner while acting as a new icon. The space has a high level of functionality, addresses people, activating the plaza and creating a community.
It celebrates and share art with the public and serves as a dynamic public space for both museums to program together. The use of screen and plaza generates revenue and opportunities for Miami Dade County.


OUTR in Rio de Janerio Day 2 and 3

Exploring RIO




















Thursday, November 26, 2009

OUTR in Porto Alegre Day 2


Green Building and Sustainable Development  Forum


Samba drums mark the close the forum and remind us that we are in Brazil, the land of rhythm and the passion to live life.



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

OUTR in Porto Alegre




Seminar and Symposium Democratic Governance in Cities









Left to right: Karl, Andres, Samba King, Craig


Meeting with the Mayor of Porto Alegre











Meeting with Tribunal Regional Federal



Visit Vila Chocolatao Sustainable Network Favela Project












Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

OUTR is off to South America

OUTR team members Craig Douglas (OUTR), Greg Afflick (OUTR) and a number of other Victorians from the AUS cluster  will travel to South America on a collaborative mission.

Delegations Program



Argentina-Buenos Aires
23/11/2009
Green Building Forum
Meeting with Australian Ambassador to Argentina

24/11/2009
MOU signing with City of Buenos Aires
Meeting with the Mayor of Buenos Aires

Brazil-Porto Alegre
25/11/2009
Seminar and Symposium Democratic Governance in Cities
Meeting with the Mayor of Porto Alegre
Meeting with Tribunal Regional Federal
Visit Vila Chocolatao Sustainable Network Favela Project

26/11/2009
Green Building and Sustainable Development  Forum

Brazil-Rio de Janerio
27/11/2009
Meeting with FIRJAN
Decision RIO 2012

28-29/11/2009
Explore RIO

30/11/2009
Meeting with Rio Port Manager
Meeting with City of Rio Council and Urban planners / Landscape Architects

1/12/2009
Meeting with Brazilian Olympic Commission

Brazil-Sao Paulo
2/12/2009
Meeting with SOCICAM
Group to attend City Scape

3/12/2009
Full day at City Scape

Argentina-Buenos Aires




4/12/2009




Return and meet with the Buenos Aires Planning Authority


Wednesday, November 18, 2009