Michael Geller’s latest lecture:
Higher density housing and new communities: Lessons from Europe
While high-rise buildings can be an attractive form of development, many new European communities are demonstrating how higher densities can be achieved in attractive low and mid-rise building forms. In this presentation, architect and planner Michael Geller will guide us through Orestad, Copenhagen, Parc Marianne Montpellier, HafenCity Hamburg, and Almere Oosterwold Netherlands, and other communities offering lessons for Vancouver.
Wednesday, February 15
Room 1900, SFU Harbour Centre – 515 West Hastings
Ticket sales ended – but usually (not guaranteed) there are seats available at door.
Featured developments include
- Ijburg, a new community in Amsterdam on 10 man-made islands
- HafenCity in Hamburg, Europe’s largest inner-city redevelopment
- Orestad, Copenhagen, where a number of innovative Bjarke Ingles projects can be found
- Parc Marianne, Montpellier France
- Olympic Village East London UK
- Self-build housing in Almere Oosterwold, Netherlands
Geller’s thesis is that while high-rise buildings can be an attractive form of development, throughout Europe there are numerous examples of attractive low and mid-rise housing forms that we should emulate.