Qualitative metropolis. A new culturally encoded concept with qualitative regeneration of formal and informal settlements. The rule and the model

Antonella Contin, Pedro B. Ortiz


The city of today copes with an on-going syntactic transformation. Our research question horizon, then, is the metropolitan extension: its management, its architectural dimension and landscapes. From a metabolic point of view, the growth needs a discontinuity in its structure that regulates the logic disposal of no longer sustainable elements. For this reason we believe that even the architecture and the urban discipline need a strong discontinuity regarding the disciplinary experiences of recent past years. The aim of the paper is to present a possible vision for socio- economic development of the territories, through a physical approach, and a high quality architectural and urban operations carried out within a new metropolitan system, according to the metro-matrix strategy that we have experimented in various fast growing cities projects. 


Metropolitan architecture; Green & grey infrastructure; Informal settlement; City model; Mental map; Metropolitan agopuncture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Techne-17508

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