E16 Portraits - The city as a living organism

Biel/Bienne (CH) - Winner

The city as a living organism

Associates: Charlélie Michel (FR) – architect urbanist, Soukaina Laabida (MA) – architect, Gaetan Amossé (FR) – artist

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Charlélie Michel, Soukaina Laabida et Gaetan Amossé

"We need to surpass the city-countryside cleavage and the thinking of the city-nature which only leads to 'bringing nature into the city', to go much further: reintegrating human civilisation into the very core of natural balances, by thinking of the urban structure as if the city were a living organism. Just as a living organism cannot live without the resources of its environment, the skeleton of a district must be rooted in the resources of its territory."