From towers in the park
towers and no park
parks in towers
Modern urbanity suggested we live in large scale buildings surrounded by parks. The 20th century dense urbanisation proved that postulate to be impossible and undesirable. The quantifiable qualities of light, air and views were weakened by the lack of social interaction the urban space offered. Instead the city developed densely pressing the public spaces away. Space consumption necessity created dense urban settings devoid of parks.
In today´s urban congestion, can towers answer both the need of spaces to live in and the possibility to enjoy outdoor qualities?
We propose to redistribute the park program into the building program, re-enacting the suburban ideal of the single family house flanked by its garden into the very core of our densest centres. We propose to add parks to the DNA of tomorrow’s living and working towers!
|Project||Residential, Hotel, Offices||Budget||37.600.000 EUR||Type||Commission|
|Size||55.000 m2||Client||Confidential||Status||Ongoing 2007|
|Location||Montreal, Canada||Team||JDS, Arup, Moe & Brødsgaard|
|Creative Authorship||Julien De Smedt||Project Leader||Charlotte Truwant, Federico Pedrini||Project Team|