Gabor Stark

Senior Lecturer, Course Leader MA Urban Design, UCA Canterbury

Academic, Canterbury School of Architecture

Gabor Stark leads our MA Urban Design course at UCA Canterbury. Gabor studied architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin and Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.

On graduating from the TU Berlin Gabor worked on architecture and urban design projects as a freelance architect in Berlin and co-founded his own practice tx – büro für temporäre architektur in 2000.

Prior to joining UCA in 2007, Gabor had taught architecture and urban design as a guest lecturer and assistant professor at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee and the TU Berlin. He currently teaches on the BA (Hons) Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1) and the Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) programmes and leads the MA Urban Design course at Canterbury School of Architecture.

Further information:

Gabor Stark - Canterbury School of Architecture

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

Commissioned Art Projects:

2014-2016 EKR - The Friendly Army. WW1 commemorative sculpture project at East Kent Railway, commissioned by Dover Arts Development Ltd., funded by Arts Council England and Kent County Council.
2013-14 Black Currency – The Portable Monument. Sculpture project, commissioned by the Siberian Center for Contemporary Arts and the Siberian Center for the Promotion of Architecture, Novosibirsk, Russia.

Competitions and Awards:

2014 Gateway to the White Cliffs of Dover. Public art competition. Runner-up for the project ‘Aeolian Gates’, Dover, UK, 2015

2014 Worlds of El Lissitzky (Stage 2). International design competition. Shortlisted project ‘Polytope – Lights of the Avant-garde’, Novosibirsk, Russia. 

2013 Worlds of El Lissitzky (Stage 1). International design competition. First prize for the project ‘ Black Currency – The Portable Monument’, Novosibirsk, Russia

2007 Rheinboulevard Köln. Landscape architecture competition. Second prize for the project ‘Magnetic drift’, Cologne, Germany

2006 Innovations for Family friendly and Cross-generational Civic Districts - Design of the Public Realm. Call for projects by the ExWoSt (Experimental Housing and Urban Planning) research area of the Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development. Selected pilot project ‘Wriezener Freiraum Labor’ (Open-Space Laboratory), Berlin, Germany

2004 Spitalhöhe/ Krummer Weg. Rottweil. Urban design competition. Runner-up for the project ‘Landschaftsterrassen’, Rottweil, Germany, 2005
EUROPAN 7. Suburban Challenge. International architecture competition. Runner-up for the project ‘Programmatic fields. Re-composing suburbia’,  Pilea, Greece
2004 Tatort Stadt. Urban design competition. Runner-up for the project ‘Luxus’, Duisburg, Germany

1998 e2 Exploring the urban condition. Concours International d’ Architecture.
Fourth prize for the project ‘Glasgow DIALECTicS - Concepts for a shrinking city’, Paris, France, 2003
Architekturpreis der TU Berlin. Award for the best diploma project in architecture. First prize for the project ‘Glasgow DIALECTicS - Concepts for a shrinking city’, Berlin, Germany

Commissioned Research Projects:

2010 THF - Tempelhofer Feld: Freiraum- und Stadtentwicklung mit Raumpionieren (Landscape and Urban Development with Urban Pioneers). Implementation strategy, commissioned by Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin (Senate for Urban Development) & Tempelhof Projekt GmbH, Berlin

2006-2010 Wriezener Freiraum Labor (Open-Space Laboratory). German pilot project within the ExWoSt (Experimental Housing and Urban Planning) research area: Innovationen für Familien- und Altengerechte Stadtquartiere – Gestaltung Urbaner Freiflächen (Innovations for Family friendly and Cross-generational Civic Districts - Design of the Public Realm), commissioned by the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development) and the BBR (Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning), Berlin

2007-2008 Stabilisierungsstrategien für Strukturschwache Räume (Strategies for the Stabilisation of Structurally Weak Regions). Research project and conference organisation, commissioned by the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development) and the BBR (Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning), Bonn/Berlin

2006 Gestaltung der Kulturlandschaft durch die Raumordnung auf Bundesebene (The Structuring of Cultural Landscapes through Federal Regional Planning).  Strategic paper and conference organisation, commissioned by the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development) and the BBR (Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning), Bonn/Berlin

2005 Future Landscapes – Perspektiven der Kulturlandschaft (Perspectives of Cultural Landscapes). Research project and publication, commissioned by the BMVBS (Federal Ministry for Traffic, Building and Urban Development) and the BBR (Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning), Bonn/Berlin

2005 Tempo.Tope. Zwischennutzung von Freiflächen in Berlin (Temporary Use of Open Urban Space in Berlin). Research project and filmic documentary, commissioned by Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin (Senate for Urban Development), Berlin
Rai, Amie and Rogers, Cathy (2015) Women & Space. Canterbury: University for the Creative Arts

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