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

Abstract


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. 


Keywords


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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