The Porous City


Completed at: Trieste, Italy

With: Giovanni Sandre

Year: 2015




Trieste is a city with a strong natural element and dominant existence of green areas. The workshop was aiming to gather ideas and proposals in order to create a new identity for the public city
(città pubblica), the one of social housings complexes within the urban structure.





Our proposal was to improve new secondary paths and slow ways, which crossed the city vertically and indeed connected the public city with the green natural surroundings. 
The challenge of avoiding the common faster routes gave us the opportunity to consider part of the new structure abandoned places and buildings that belonged to our memory and that could have been reused and reconnected to the urbn texture.

In order to realize a general approach to the various situations, we studied some average strategies.
The five fundamental strategies were: Open, Add, Remove, Typify and Connect.




Open places, such as houses courtyards, which could become urban vegetable gardens. 

Add trees or plants to create connections with the urban green areas.

Remove separating or declining elements.

Typify the new paths.

Connect or reactivate the connections with the new secondary paths.



We had than focused on a specific filament of our new structure to see how it could work. After a site-specific research field we had made this proposal that seeks to show its use. 







Category

Planning
Workshop
Urban Exploration 


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