The 4 conferences - debates led to reflect on the process of implementation through the views exchange between urban developers and winners of previous sessions and Europan 11.
The implementations are examples chosen to illustrate the process of winning projects from previous sessions, classified around 4 themes, questioning the strategic approaches of urban projects plus the winning projects of Europan 11.
Inventing Typologies to Diversify Uses
The 21st-century city will be a city of spaces with hybrid uses, reflecting the diversity of lifestyles and urban intensification that a century of functional urbanism had denied. In the context of the urban project, this issue emerges at different scales: the neighbourhood that has to offer fragments with different, interlinked uses, blocks in which several functions have to be vertically (...)
Connecting Through Shared Spaces
In the functionalist approach to urban planning, the city was perceived as a huge construction plot, for distributing built objects with clearly differentiated functions. Fast transport networks reinforced this extreme fragmentation. Neighbourhood regeneration is an opportunity to go beyond this segregationist approach. The aim is to introduce links between buildings by inserting into (...)
Create a porous urban connective tissue?
Making the city by creating fluid routes that can accommodate different kinds of mobility is a priority in today’s urban projects. Architects seek to make the urban fabric porous. Buildings, while continuing to play their role in bounding traditional public spaces (streets, squares, etc.), allow cycleways and footpaths to pass through them.
But how do you build (...)
Reconciling density and privacy?
Protecting natural resources and minimising the use of fossil energy requires a densification of existing urban fabrics. But when the majority of city dwellers dream of a house in the country, with urban services nearby, how do you design a dense habitat that nevertheless attracts people? Le Corbusier invented the typology of the “block villa” that was to reconcile the (...)