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CAPITALI DEL MONDO

year
2009
program
ARCHITECTURE CONSULTING AND EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTION
client
TERZOCCHIO
by
stARTT, LORENZA BARONCELLI, VIOLA MORDENTI, DAVIDE PERSANTI
publication
in: TERZOCCHIO, trimestrale di arte e cultura, Periodico, Ulisse Editore, Roma, Aprile-Giugno 2009.
“It is the presentation of four metropolis in the world, four capital, which, for various reasons, have been or are at the center of political, architectural or urban planning debate. Some because their recent history, others because they represent a paradigm of modern times, others, finally, because they were able to foreshadow a field of possibilities. Berlin, October 1995. On a tabula rasa of sand and rubble, it’s opened the Infobox: a giant box in red steel, hanging on slender cylindrical legs. 10.5 million marks, the cost of construction, 8.6 million, the visitors overlooking from the terraces of the structure to admire a landscape dotted with cranes and enveloped in the dust of the great transformation. At h. 14,00 on the 30th of December 2000, the infobox is closed, to be demolished after only 5 years: the new Potsdamer Platz was built, prestigious firms of architects redefine the skyline of this ancient square in Berlin, whose memory remain the place names.(...)”
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