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Gabriele Berti, Domenico Fogaroli, Margherita Gavazzi, Elisa Perego

Cre.ta

Bologna, Italy
Cre.ta is a collective of architects focused on urban regeneration. The collective is seen as a creative tank in which architects from different cities, studies and working experiences can collaborate to analyze and conceive new solutions in the field of urban regeneration of the built environment, particularly in suburbs. In October 2017 Cre.ta won its first competition: “Periferie 2017”, for the redevelopment of the peripheral urban area of Bisceglie (www.concorsiawn.it/periferie2017/home).

Defining emptiness


Regenerating urban voids and built environments with minimum interventions

Defining emptiness


Regenerating urban voids and built environments with minimum interventions
Building empty polarities and defining spaces without borders as a method for urban regeneration
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Regenerating urban voids and built environments is a contemporary necessity. A method to give a response to the problem is defining spaces without borders, in order to build urban polarities, even if empty.

Urban polarities are essential nodes for the society. When they are voids, such as squares or markets, they become accessibile for the whole community, even the most fragile. Emptiness and lack of borders are seen as tools, instead of problems, so future architecture should try to build public void spaces instead of closed volumes. Architectural interventions should become slight, flexible in time, similar to ephemeral architecture and merged with the context .

Suburbs represent the perfect testing ground for this approach since they are the classical example of urban built space without a definition and identity.Building open urban spaces in fragile suburbs means improving social equality and coming back to public interest, which is the real challenge of future architecture.


Defining emptiness


Regenerating urban voids and built environments with minimum interventions

Defining emptiness


Regenerating urban voids and built environments with minimum interventions
Building empty polarities and defining spaces without borders as a method for urban regeneration
File under

Regenerating urban voids and built environments is a contemporary necessity. A method to give a response to the problem is defining spaces without borders, in order to build urban polarities, even if empty.

Urban polarities are essential nodes for the society. When they are voids, such as squares or markets, they become accessibile for the whole community, even the most fragile. Emptiness and lack of borders are seen as tools, instead of problems, so future architecture should try to build public void spaces instead of closed volumes. Architectural interventions should become slight, flexible in time, similar to ephemeral architecture and merged with the context .

Suburbs represent the perfect testing ground for this approach since they are the classical example of urban built space without a definition and identity.Building open urban spaces in fragile suburbs means improving social equality and coming back to public interest, which is the real challenge of future architecture.



Idea by

Gabriele Berti, Domenico Fogaroli, Margherita Gavazzi, Elisa Perego
Cre.ta
Bologna
Italy
Cre.ta is a collective of architects focused on urban regeneration. The collective is seen as a creative tank in which architects from different cities, studies and working experiences can collaborate to analyze and conceive new solutions in the field of urban regeneration of the built environment, particularly in suburbs. In October 2017 Cre.ta won its first competition: “Periferie 2017”, for the redevelopment of the peripheral urban area of Bisceglie (www.concorsiawn.it/periferie2017/home).