sábado, 30 de junio de 2012

#books #architecture | Building for Brussels : architecture and urban transformation in Europe, 44 projects

Building for Brussels : architecture and urban transformation in Europe, 44 projects / [editor-in-chief Joachim Declerck ; editorial coordination Élise François]
Parenthèses, Marseille : 2011
323 p. : il., planos
Publicado dentro de la iniciativa Brussels-Capital Region que siguió a la exposición "Building for Brussels : architecture and urban transformation in Europe", Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, 9 october- 28 november 2010
ISBN 9782863649619
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizjae A-711.4(4) BUI

Architecture and urban transformation are among the most effective political tools for improving the social cohesion, quality of life and prosperity of todays cities. From Copenhagen to Tirana and from London to Madrid, by way of Milan, Zurich, Lyon and Amsterdam, this book showcases the positive experiences from 44 exemplary and innovative urban projects: the transformation of run-down areas into dynamic districts with strong economic and cultural appeal, the integration of social housing, unifying tram and tube lines, and the creation of new symbols. Courtesy of an exciting blend of leading names in architecture and audacious young agencies -- Alexandre Chemetoff, Christ & Gantenbein, FOA, Foster+Partners, Édouard François, Grafton Architects, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Lacaton & Vassal, Jean Nouvel, Bernardo Secchi, Peter Zumthor and many others--, Europe is becoming Brusselss very own laboratory for reflection and inspiration.

Project Projects worked closely with Architecture Workroom Brussels to produce a publication that expands upon the significant 2010 exhibition, Building for Brussels. Focusing on contemporary architecture, planning, and public policy in Europe, the 324-page book addresses the complex urban issues facing Brussels and other European cities in a manner accessible to a broad audience.

A ‘magazine-like’ design approach employs a flexible kit-of-parts to organize the dense materials, which include photographs and drawings of featured projects; contextual essays; and interviews with policy-makers, designers, scholars, and critics, alongside charts, maps, and statistical information. In addition to designing each of the three editions, Project Projects created all of the information graphics and cartography within the books. 

Project Projects | Building for Brussels : architecture and urban transformation in Europe

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