Tra le modernità dell’architettura. La questione del quartiere ZEN 2 di Palermo

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The "question" of ZEN 2 neighborhood of Palermo is one of the most controversial of the last three decades of the history of Italian architecture. Since 1970, when it was announced the national competition for the completion of the district (North Zone Expansion) through a complex and difficult path, we come to the current incomplete state of ZEN, now abandoned to the fate of "bedroom community". The book covers the various steps, from design to implementation, which generated the question of ZEN 2, set forth its determinants that go far beyond the partial execution of the work and its material and social degradation, but are to be found in motivation deeper. ZEN 2 catalyzes the fierce criticism of the modern project that even in the years' 70 tried to build a more just society by giving the lower classes, through the urban architecture, a social recognition ever had in the past. Often prejudices, more critical interpretations of motivated, have prevented us from understanding how the ZEN 2 designers had pursued their goal "modern" even with the recovery of the stratified class thrown up from the historic city center. This is the insight that drives critical survey done by the author, who seeks to shed light on the original quality of the project and propose a hypothesis of urban design that solves some of the contradictions that plague a much larger part of the city, improperly defined periphery. a social recognition ever had in the past. Often prejudices, more critical interpretations of motivated, have prevented us from understanding how the ZEN 2 designers had pursued their goal "modern" even with the recovery of the stratified class thrown up from the historic city center. This is the insight that drives critical survey done by the author, who seeks to shed light on the original quality of the project and propose a hypothesis of urban design that solves some of the contradictions that plague a much larger part of the city, improperly defined periphery. a social recognition ever had in the past. Often prejudices, more critical interpretations of motivated, have prevented us from understanding how the ZEN 2 designers had pursued their goal "modern" even with the recovery of the stratified class thrown up from the historic city center. This is the insight that drives critical survey done by the author, who seeks to shed light on the original quality of the project and propose a hypothesis of urban design that solves some of the contradictions that plague a much larger part of the city, improperly defined periphery. the failure to understand how the ZEN 2 designers had pursued their goal "modern" even with the recovery of the stratified class thrown up from the historic city center. This is the insight that drives critical survey done by the author, who seeks to shed light on the original quality of the project and propose a hypothesis of urban design that solves some of the contradictions that plague a much larger part of the city, improperly defined periphery. the failure to understand how the ZEN 2 designers had pursued their goal "modern" even with the recovery of the stratified class thrown up from the historic city center. This is the insight that drives critical survey done by the author, who seeks to shed light on the original quality of the project and propose a hypothesis of urban design that solves some of the contradictions that plague a much larger part of the city, improperly defined periphery.
Original languageItalian
PublisherL'Epos
Number of pages219
ISBN (Print)88-8302-212-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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