Project: Various Typologies
The ambition of making a city home for a large group of people cannot be fulfilled only by the functional or organisational scheme. Still, today, as it was the case in historical examples, it needs a spatial gesture on a territorial scale to give an appropriate dimension to collective life and create a bond with its surroundings. The task of the student is to identify an area of the world in which a new city or settlement could have its beginning. Afterwards, justifying its position and the reason for its existence in natural, economic and structural terms, the student will propose a project, a spatial response to the site, presenting a qualitative architectural argument for a new vital public system. Contemporarily and in harmony with the above transformative gesture, the urban fabric with a precisely defined character will emerge as an indispensable part of the project.