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Vertical camping, a new urban tourism

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par Eric Foulon | 12.23.10

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Belgian architects of import.export agency have created a mobile multi-storey structure that allows people to camp in urban areas. The structure is made out off steel and supports four platforms on which tents can be pitched.

corps_camping-urbain_101220Camping 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.
The mobile Urban Camping can be implanted in any city centre that likes to experiment with this new type of camping. Urban Camping is a place where adventurous city wanderers can stay overnight, meet other campers and find a safe shelter with basic designed practical facilities.
From 24th April until 24th May 2009, UC was constructed for the first time on the Antwerp shores of the Scheldt, for the Kaailand Festival exhibition on mobile architecture.
Last summer, UC will have a temporary resurrection by the Antwerp tourist service in Copenhagen, for the occasion of the project OUTCITIES from 25th July until 1st August, to promote the city of Antwerp and its innovative policy in terms of tourism.

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