In today's world, cities are a reflection of there forefathers ambition, where past and present own there singularity and point out towards a dialectical understanding of places. We can so, claim that cities reflect a complex set of dynamics between people and territory, organizing space systems with history, identity and soul.
The past is one of the most singular dimensions in cities and its conjunction with contemporarily articulates a living relationship between past, present and future.
We believe in a creative interaction of its different agents and in that process, this must be the outcome of collective intelligence.
The city has to be enriched through interventions resorting to its identity, history and the soul of spaces. Thereunto, the action has to influence the materiality of the scenery, mainly the man built landscape. This process is related to planning and urban design, privileged space of the architects.
The theme (RE) using intends to approach diversified ways of intervention in the consolidated yet not static city, in a small or broader scale, finding a good measure between past and future, old and contemporary.
The contrast between those different times, constitutes the city identity that must have the ability to experiment and support change.
The development of cities starts in the overlap of different concepts, of the juxtaposition of successive urban pieces. Punctual interventions have always the explicit purpose of healing problems of what is built.
The various ways to approach interventions processes, in the context of relating the old and new, show us in a clear manner the relationship between different practices in the field of architecture.
The projects displayed in here are representative of this idea. (...)
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