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Main Title: Place-Activator
Subtitle: Seven Architectural Interventions in the Port of Trieste
Author(s): Klauck, Birgit
Ruic, David
Venier, Gian Paolo
Riewe, Roger
Vuga, Boštjan
Editor(s): Vuga, Boštjan
Type: Book
Language: English
Language Code: en
Abstract: ‘Place Activator’ is the second in a series of four ‘Place’ studios conducted by Guest Professor Boštjan Vuga at the TU Berlin’s Architecture Design Innovation Program (ADIP). This magazine gives a comprehensive introduction to the specific situation of Trieste and presents strategies to overcome stagnation. ‘Place Activator’ focuses on the catalytic and generative strength of individual architectural objects that impact the change and function of the broader urban tissue. The Italian coastal city of Trieste was the chosen location to test these strategies. Demographically speaking, Trieste is an old city that has seen minimal change in its urban structure over decades. Simultaneously, Trieste is culturally rich due to its intricate location at the crossroads of Latin, Germanic and Slavic cultures. It is a city with atmospherically intriguing and unique micro ambiences. Paradoxically, the main factor that inhibits the cities current development is the same one that contributed to its development in the past: the seaport. It stretches along the city’s coastline and almost entirely cuts the city off from the sea. The ‘Place Activator’ studio proposes seven individual architectural objects on seven key locations within the old and new seaport. These architectural objects are planned and designed to open the seaport and re-connect the city with the sea. The introduction of ‘porosity’ as an architectural principle and common design strategy lead to volumetrically, organizationally and operatively porous architectural objects which offer inviting spatial sequences and having the capacity to activate Trieste's city development eventually.
URI: urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus-39357
Issue Date: 9-Sep-2013
Date Available: 9-Sep-2013
DDC Class: 720 Architektur
Subject(s): ADIP
Demographic change
Shrinking cities
Series: ADIP Magazine
Series Number: 3.2
ISBN: 978-3-7983-2533-3
ISSN: 2196-2359
Notes: Zugleich gedruckt erschienen im Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin unter der ISBN 978-3-7983-2532-6, ISSN 2191-2017.
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