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a+u 521: Revitalization of Modernization Heritage

a+u 521: Revitalization of Modernization Heritage

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Publisher: Shinkenchiku-sha, ISBN: 4910019730248, Format: Softcover, 128pp, 290mmx220mm

This issue addresses urban revitalisation, encompassing the repurposing and continued use of individual buildings of industrial or cultural heritage, and the wider social, political and urban connotations such a process involves. As Jürg Sulzer claims in his essay, revitalisation must not only engage a dialogue with historic heritage in solitary cases, but should mean “the creation of new buildings and urban structures that are capable of being memorised”. Similarly, Gabriela Campagnol writes about post-industrial sites as key to urban renewal. Ten notable projects are featured, among them, works by BIG, Lacaton & Vassal, Cruz y Ortiz, Manuel Ocaña and Haworth Tompkins.