via san lorenzo 2/1 16123 genova
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Europan 11
Wittstock - shortlisted
A city history is like a one way street (einbahnstraße): you can keep traditional forms, but you have to change the way one uses them. If you don’t regenerate the city with new spaces and technologies, you will create a fake city. If you don’t deal with the pre-existing architectural and urban forms, you will loose the identity of the city and you will produce a inept architecture. These three projects interact with the existing buildings on the sites as well as the traditional building typologies around, changing their use and perception thanks to new physical or visual links. These links are either formed with an architectural element or hollow space. For instance, the reticular structure transforms the old train station and maintenance facilities into a unique entity (“kulturforum”). However the two others are public spaces that link different types of urban entities which were originally separated from each other. (with M. Milanese)