International design workshop Europark
September 30 and October 1 2021
Carlo Moccia • Uwe Schröder • Wim van den Bergh
The peripheries of European cities raise the question of the design of the spaces of the city and of a city of spaces: It should be noted that with regard to the interior city, we have a traditional theoretical discourse and a differentiated typology of spaces that have produced an encyclopedic collection of references for urban design. The same cannot be claimed for the exterior city in this way, since it was not and is still not conceived in terms of differentiated spaces, but rather as a continuous space. Such a relational conception of space, however, increasingly turns attention to the form, the morphology of building structures, to a city of objects. If we wanted to overcome this traditional conception of space, then we would also have to imagine, describe and define the external city as a city of spaces. The dedicated appearance of spaces in places is also the task of urban planning! Only that in this case we do not only deal with architectural spaces, i.e. with interior spaces, but at the same time with other spaces, with exterior spaces to be differentiated, but in any case not with "the" space. The exterior city should no longer be understood as a diffuse continuum, but should be presented as a structured context of exterior situations, places, and fields that can be experienced, which take into account different characters and atmospheres in the complementary field of tension between city and landscape. In this way, the urban landscape can become city-nature, city and landscape, urban architectures of house and yard, settlement and neighborhood, and urban cultural landscapes of allotments, parks and cemeteries, forests, pastures and meadows. A systematic typology of the city's exterior spaces could thus also promote a synchronous understanding of space for the city's interior and exterior spaces.
Anmerkung/en: [Workshop, Entwurf, Modell]
Jahr: 2021 - 2021