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Continuous platform : the artificial nature of the city

Alejandro Serrano Sierra

Continuous platform : the artificial nature of the city.

Rel. Francesca Frassoldati, Gustavo Ambrosini, Mauro Berta. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città, 2017


The research and design work has to be intended as a critique of fragmentation, in spatial and operational terms. Infrastructure design is seen as the city’s backbone and the ground to define a new urban language or ‘modem vernacular’, term that is intended as an architectural and urban approach for the social and environmental sustainability for global cities.

From this new urban language Continuity appears as the key concept for giving form to the project and ideals to its urbanism. The Continuity expressed in urban spaces, architectural elements, social processes and history is crucial for the design which doesn’t provide “the solution” to the global city; but it is a result of a constant questioning of the way in which they can be studied and design from an architectural and urban point of view.

Relators: Francesca Frassoldati, Gustavo Ambrosini, Mauro Berta
Publication type: Printed
Subjects: A Architettura > AO Design
U Urbanistica > UB Architettura del Paesaggio
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura Costruzione Città
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-04 - ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/6212



1 Introduction

1.1 Global Cities

1.2 Shenzhen as a Global City

1.3 Re-Thinking Shenzhen

1.4 Urban and Architectural Conceptualizations

1.5 Continuity

1.6 Hybridity

1.7 Machinery

2 Urban Analysis

2.1 Actual Urban Approach

2.2 Proposed Urban Approach

3 Urban Layering

3.1 Ground Floor System

3.2 Drainage System

3.3 Infrastructure System

3.4 Green System

3.5 Blue System

3.6 Pedestrian System

3.7 Building System

3.8 Roof Plan

4 Urban Sections

4.1 Transversal Section

4.2 Diagonal Section

4.3 Longitudinal Section

4.4 Natural Section

5 Block Layering

5.1 Ground Floor

5.2 Main Structures. Hybrid A Areas and Density

5.3 Low-Rise Buildings, Hybrid B Areas and Density

5.4 Complete Block. Low-Rise Buildings and Total Density

5.5 Axonometrie Section

5.6 Block Design Phases

6 Apartments Catalogue

6.1 USER




Final Consideration




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