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Building for Brussels: Architecture and Urban Transformation in Europe

Building for Brussels: Architecture and Urban Transformation in Europe

Building for Brussels: Architecture and Urban Transformation in Europe

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Declerck, Joachim ed. Building for Brussels: Architecture and Urban Transformation in Europe

Editions Parentheses. 2012

Book ID: 91596

Architecture and urban transformation are among the most effective political tools for improving the social cohesion, quality of life and prosperity of todayÕs cities. Like all major European conurbations, Brussels is facing sizeable urban and social challenges, linked to demographics and migratory flows, urban economics and public amenities. From Copenhagen to Tirana and from London to Madrid, by way of Milan, Zurich, Lyon and Amsterdam, this book showcases the positive experiences from 44 exemplary and innovative urban projects: the transformation of run-down areas into dynamic districts with strong economic and cultural appeal, the integration of social housing, unifying tram and tube lines, and the creation of new symbols. Courtesy of an exciting blend of leading names in architecture and audacious young agencies (Alexandre Chemetoff, Christ & Gantenbein, FOA, Foster+Partners, ƒdouard Franois, Grafton Architects, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Lacaton & Vassal, Jean Nouvel, Bernardo Secchi, Peter Zumthor and many others), Europe is becoming BrusselsÕs very own laboratory for reflection and inspiration.

324 pp. Pap.