The city post-progress:the station in Stuttgartand the airport in Berlin.by Florian Hertweck.In 2012 the Biennale di Venezia dedicatedan entire room to the HamburgPhilharmonic. This was a tribute to theproject by Herzog and De Meuron, but notfor its splendid architecture, rather for thedisaster represented by its construction.In a country which has built its identityaround its faith in progress and growth,as much as its capacity for developing, onthe national scale, a complex of technical,social and cultural infrastructures that isamong the most competitive in the world,the inability to bring projects of this scopeto term reveals a change in paradigm.In fact, the failure of the HamburgPhilharmonic is a symptom of the shiftfrom a phase of quantitative growth inwhich man experiences the short-liveddream of unlimited progress, towardswhat Dennis Meadows and many othersde! ne as an era of qualitative growth. Theauthor develops these arguments as hefocuses on the two great infrastructureprojects of the Station in Stuttgart and theAirport in Berlin, which are both currentlyviewed as failures, and as substantialtransformations of their respective cities.Looking more speci! cally at the role thatthese projects should have had in the city,both in a general sense as far as the actualscale of the building and the surroundingspace is concerned, and with respect totheir construction, these projects provideinformation on the role of the city in theage of qualitative growth.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||TRASPORTI & CULTURA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|