Urban Camping is a project by Belgian Architects Oscar Rommens and Joris Van Reusel of Impot.exportARCHITECTURE that provides a novel solution to high demand, low-budget travel accommodation in city-centres and inconveniently located campsites in city outskirts.
Camping is commonly perceived as a getaway from the city into nature. Oscar Rommens and Joris Van Reusel, on the contrary, propose an 'escape' into the urban environment, to create a unique travel experience for adventurous city wanderers. The UC structure is a mobile, multi-storey campground erected as a vertical growing landscape and positioned to encourage social interaction between travellers and city dwellers.
UC will be erected in Copenhagen on July 25 to August 1 2009 at the global cultural diversity event OUTCITIES 2009, as an initiative by the city of Antwerp to promote its innovative tourism policy.