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Experimental planning in urban sprawl: hybridisation strategies for large shopping malls
Journal Title: TERRITORIO 
Author/s: Fabrizio Zanni 
Year:  2014 Issue: 68 Language: Italian 
Pages:  3 Pg. 59-61 FullText PDF:  564 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2014-068010
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The publication of the theoretical volume ‘Urban Hybridization’ (Maggioli, 2012) prompted a phase of experimental planning applied to the monofunctional typologies - industrial, commercial and low-density residential - that form the building blocks of urban sprawl. The first case study concerns the methodologies, strategies and compositional means of transforming and hybridising the large shopping centres distributed amid the urban sprawl. The context comprises both the Bari hinterland and specific parts of the Lombardy plain, between the Oltrepo’ Pavese area and Bergamo. The strategic hypothesis is based on overturning Koolhaas’s assertion that ‘City = Shopping’ (Koolhaas, 2001). His affirmation would recast the network of existing large shopping centres, suitably transformed, into nuclei of settlement densification and new public spaces in it.
Keywords: Plan; composition; shopping malls

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Fabrizio Zanni, Experimental planning in urban sprawl: hybridisation strategies for large shopping malls in "TERRITORIO" 68/2014, pp. 59-61, DOI:10.3280/TR2014-068010


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