Exhibition: Adaptation by Design

27 June 2017 00:00 till 30 June 2017 00:00 - Location: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Zuidserre - By: Communication BK

Delta Interventions studio will present the research developed jointly with UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design and a synthesis of Architecture and Urbanism thesis projects in San Francisco Bay, California for the academic year 2016-2017.

Parallel to the exhibition, the studio will host a seminar with invited experts to critically reflect on the question of designing adaptation in the North American context.

Delta Interventions Studio 2016-2017 topic was a precursor to the design competition launched in May 2017 San Francisco Bay Area, Resilience by Design by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), California Coastal Conservancy (CCC), San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), San Francisco Bay Area Urban Planning and Research Association (SPUR), City of San Francisco Planning Department and the Resiliency Offices of the Cities of San Francisco and Oakland. Inspired by ‘New York’s Rebuild by Design’ the design competition aims at addressing challenges affecting the resiliency of San Francisco Bay Area neighbourhoods, environment, and infrastructure in an era of climate uncertainty. In collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, Delta Interventions Studio focused on innovative projects to increase the Bay Area’s adaptive capacity and local area performance in response to future uncertainty in climate and urbanisation patterns. 

Delta Interventions graduation studio has a strong emphasis on the agency of spatial interventions in the production of territories. The studio investigates the possibilities to combine flood protection and water management strategies with urban design, landscape design and spatial planning, aiming at improving spatial forms and structures in urban and metropolitan delta regions. Part of Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Group, the studio develops design and planning approaches and methods which contribute to make urban delta landscapes more sustainable, attractive and adaptive.