German
01/01
Tokyo
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Investigations into the quality of open space in the context of the phenomena of ‘street’

Since time immemorial, streets have formed the skeletal structure of every city. They represent, alongside buildings, parks and squares, a city’s most important lifelines; and for peoples’ lives they constitute essential spaces of connection and spending time communally, connecting inside and outside spaces, the private with the public. Street space is a significant public space for activity and movement, for staging social and financial interaction, for trade, communication, political action and subversive interventions.

Different cultures and societies have developed different public spaces for all manner of uses and needs. Specific uses, such as the street market, may remain virtually unchanged for hundreds of years, or may be completely new, for example public space developed by means of digital media.
The project ‘Taking to the streets’ investigates the interface between the constructed environment and human activity, and shows how they mutually affect and influence one another. The locations chosen for this transcultural comparative project are Zurich, Berlin, Shanghai und Tokyo.

 

Aktuell
NFP 65
Public space in the Alps
Diskurs der Werkzeuge
Lexikon der Landschaftsarchitektur
The landscape of abandonment
Archiv
Taking to the streets
Concept
Fieldwork
Cities
Berlin
Shanghai
Tokyo
Zürich