La Biennale di Venezia

2012 Post – City

 

Post—City: Considering the Luxembourg case.

Rather an attitude towards the city than an urban proposal, Post—City tries to magnify the already existing forces of Luxembourg’s built environment. In order to tackle the larger-scale issues the country is – and will be – facing, as well as its relationships towards the development of the 21st century city in general, we propose to deal with the territory through a sensitive analysis.

Based on an assumed subjective approach, Post—City works as a zoom-out process. Starting with the exploration of the particular, Post—City proposes to link five specific environments of contemporary Luxembourg. Considered by us to be equally important, Belval, Berchem, Ingeldorf, Kirchberg and Schengen are connected by a dense corridor of urban scenes.
Made of an extremely pragmatic infrastructure and an accumulation of existing and fictional built situations, Post—City acts as a visual concentration of urban realities and potentials.
As a natural consequence of the process, a triangular urban fabric with a connected heart cuts through Luxembourg, creating, as a leftover, an undefined landscape, a territory of all possibilities.
Post—City: an almost romantic approach with an almost totalitarian consequence. Or, how the contemplation of a local case led us to a total urban tale.

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