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Garden City Mega City. Urban ecosystems of WOHA

Garden City Mega City. Urban ecosystems of WOHA

Garden City Mega City. Urban ecosystems of WOHA

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WOHA. Adriá, Migue + Andrés Ramírez, Patrick Bingham Hall
Arquine, 2018
SKU: S01049 

WOHA is a team founded in 1994 and led by Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell, based in Singapore, and from a very active practice they have rethought cities in the era of global warming. Since 2001, WOHA Architects has designed and built a series of prototypes that address real processes of urban re-evaluation, reimagining mega cities that are true 21st century garden cities, that are dense and vertical and at the same time, sociable and sustainable. Their prototypes are not romantic visions of galactic futures but concrete proposals to reinvent mega tropical cities, able to breathe again. WOHA reminds us that the planet is overheating, that only 2% is urbanized but that 80% of energy consumption comes from cities. His projects have resonances of modern utopias, from the Housing Unit and the Corbusian Villa-Properties, to the mega-structures of the Japanese metabolists or the cities imagined by Buckminster Fuller or Yona Friedman, with the caveat that WOHA projects them to build. His proposal supposes a change of urban paradigm and a jump of scale, designing structures that are pieces of city, more than buildings, and that are related to their urban environment. The strategy of WOHA is not a revival of the romantic ideal but a pragmatic proposal to integrate the city and nature. designing structures that are pieces of city, more than buildings, and that are related to their urban environment. The strategy of WOHA is not a revival of the romantic ideal but a pragmatic proposal to integrate the city and nature. designing structures that are pieces of city, more than buildings, and that are related to their urban environment. The strategy of WOHA is not a revival of the romantic ideal but a pragmatic proposal to integrate the city and nature.

Catalog of the exhibition Garden City Mega City. Urban ecosystems of WOHA. In the City Museum until April 30.

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