- # Social
- # Infrastructure
Nowadays, the individual no longer feels the need to define his identity through a social exchange, but he is accidentally trapped into indefinite crossing flows. Traditional public spaces become nothing more than crossroads, hybrid intersections between the vehicular and the pedestrian traffic.
In the project the continuous traffic flows spread a new form of sociability, by transforming the public space into a huge social catalyst, where the random collisions between the crossing flows turn into first encounters. Therefore, the project allocates multi-functional volumes in the most significant flows intersections, in order to provoke a "social collision". The project aims to create a series of "social condensers" as volumes hosting overlaps and intersections of several programs and activities that stimulate social interaction.
The program is in line with the "culture of congestion": the functional richness of the public space is nowadays essential for its proper functioning.