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Blurring rural. The Casamassima commercial cluster: a hybrid boundary between city and countryside
Journal Title: TERRITORIO 
Author/s: Rossella Ferorelli 
Year:  2014 Issue: 68 Language: Italian 
Pages:  6 Pg. 82-87 FullText PDF:  3407 KB
DOI:  10.3280/TR2014-068015
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This project offers an experiment to hybridise the city and the countryside, with strategies applied at both zonal and architectural levels. Currently, two large commercial clusters (and one residential) seal an area of soil equivalent to the entire builtup area. Focusing on one cluster, a radical renaturalisation is proposed along with the development of an urban park stretching into the city itself. The historical pattern of farmed fields becomes a planning principle and connects the zonal scale with the architectural. The largest built component in the commercial complex is removed from the urban fabric, broken down into three parts, and restored to a rural scale by completely covering it with vegetation.
Keywords: Shopping centre; countryside; cluster

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Rossella Ferorelli, Blurring rural. The Casamassima commercial cluster: a hybrid boundary between city and countryside in "TERRITORIO" 68/2014, pp. 82-87, DOI:10.3280/TR2014-068015

   

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