Urban Camping II by import export architecture

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AUTHOR:

import export architecture

YEAR:

2013

LOCATION:

Antwerp, Belgium

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Filip Dujardin

SOURCE:

europaconcorsi -  

NOTE:

Camping is defined as getting away from an urban area, and enjoying nature, spending one or more nights on a location. As such, the phrase urban camping contradicts itself. Urban camping informally and unexpectedly revealed itself in examples such as parents camping in front of a school to enroll their kids or Harry Potter fans camping in front of a store to buy the newest release.
A new interest in city traveling has sparked a rise in low-budget traveling accommodation requiring a rethinking of urban visitor sleeping solutions. Existing low budget hotels, but also contemporary youth hostels are a limited and often poor answer to this general demand for cheap lodging in the city-centers. On the other hand, campers trying to visit cultural city centers on their drifting routes, often encounter camping areas located in the city’s anonymous expanding outer limits.

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