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New colonies: the scale and structures of the historical fabric to reconquer monofunctional suburban enclaves
Journal Title: TERRITORIO 
Author/s: Sara Impera 
Year:  2014 Issue: 68 Language: Italian 
Pages:  4 Pg. 78-81 FullText PDF:  2426 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2014-068014
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The spaces of contemporary commerce share both a condition of being external to the compact city and characteristics of morphological and formal uniformation that render them absolutely a-contextual and non-urban objects. The planning experiment presented here seeks to restore form and proportionality to a shopping mall on the outskirts of the city of Pavia through a strategy based on the structures and scales of the historic city. The interaction and cross-fertilisation between the pre-set model and the specific conditions of the site generate a built system of formal complexity and diversity based on the urban block and on a system of hierarchical layouts that mediate the transition from the geographical island to its urban counterpart.
Keywords: Shopping mall; historic city; block

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Sara Impera, New colonies: the scale and structures of the historical fabric to reconquer monofunctional suburban enclaves in "TERRITORIO" 68/2014, pp. 78-81, DOI:10.3280/TR2014-068014


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