ISBN _ 978-89-97775-01-9
240 pages 
color & illustrate
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단행본 구매문의

Filling Up
Filling the Urban Void _ Aldo Vanini
Vall d’en Joan Landfill Landscape Restoration _ Batlle i Roig Arquitectes
Railroad Park _ Tom Leader Studio
Schinkel Islands Park _ Buro Sant en Co
South Pointe Park _ Hargreaves Associates, Inc.
Punggol Promenade _ LOOK Architects Pte Ltd
Jaffa Landfill Park, Israel _ Braudo-Maoz Landscape Architecture Ltd
Tel Aviv Port Public Space Regeneration _ Mayslits Kassif Architects
Malécon, Puerto Vallarta _ West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
Malpica Habour _ CREUSeCARRASCO arquitectos
The CityDeck _ Stoss Landscape Urbanism
General Maister Memorial Park _ BRUTO landscape architecture d.o.o.

and the City Landscape Comes into View _ Diego Terna
Music Park in Seville _ Costa Fierros Arquitectos
A Snow-White Neighborhood Park _ Cino Zucchi Architetti
Public Space for Negocios Event Forum _ Francisco J. del Corral & Federico Wulff
Paramana Central Square _ Dimitris G. Kontaxakis , Maria–Eleni Kosmidou, Spiros I. Papadimitriou
Plaza Nicaragua _ Flores & Prats Arquitectes
Dover Esplanade _ Tonkin Liu
Give Peace a Chance, Peel Entrance Redevelopment _ Linda Covit + Groupe Cardinal Hardy / Marie-Claude Séguin
Filling Up

Filling the Urban Void
The ancient city grew in a compact, defensive form, protected from the outside by means of powerful walls. From the Renaissance the urban form began to distend, including parks and gardens. The urban form was determined in both cases by a semantic value, a spatial and physical representation of an established order. The political, economic and scientific revolutions of the nineteenth century established a new social order expressed by a new hierarchy of values and the right to property was based on the potential economic value of the land. Larger masses of people arrived into the city, and the city began to expand and transform itself at a pace hitherto unknown, leaving spatial or functional voids in the urban fabric. However, the city, including the contemporary city, abhors a void. Faced with the natural tendency of the land market to fill a void with new buildings, the community reacts by planning a new quality for leftover spaces to be recovered as part of the city. Filling these spaces left behind in the centrifugal process of the city is a different task from the traditional design of parks and gardens. In its growth, the contemporary city tends also to meet geographical obstacles, whereupon it often refrains itself from expanding further. These voids attract people in a spontaneous way, until they fall under the care of public administrators and architects to be integrated into the urban dynamic.
The following examples represent processes of intensifying the great potential of these natural urban borderlands, far beyond the placement of ordinary commercial street furniture. However, we wonder whether the reasoning concerning urban functions is unable to imagine other solutions that are not simply recreational. Contemporary society seems no longer able to invent new ways of designing its free spaces, raising questions perhaps more aptly addressed as matters of anthropology than of architecture. Written by Aldo Vanini

and the City Landscape Comes into View
The projects presented below are an attempt to redefine the concept of the urban square in newly built towns, places which often find it difficult to realize a real, new, urbanity. To that end, they treat the environment in an almost didactic way, touching a subject of primary importance in the understanding of a space: the new soil. In this way, they allow citizens to become aware of the urban surroundings and to take on a confidence that will allow them to use the new city as a real extension of the residential space.
Residents thus come to consider the urban landscape as an emanation of their actions; in this sense the work of Penone and Serra will become references of how a landscape, whether large-scale and natural, or rather small and urban, could radically develop itself thanks to the actions of the people who live in it, becoming, therefore, a “view” as PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke sang, together, in 2000. Written by Diego Terna