Friday, August 25, 2006

ideal city

The Work of Von Gerkan, Marg and Partners in China.

"Over six years, gmp has been involved with two-hundred design projects in China, thirteen of which have been implemented, reflecting the rapid transformation and growth that many Chinese cities are currently undergoing. The main focus of this exhibition is Lingang New City, an entirely new port city for 800,000 inhabitants near Shanghai. The plan of this city around a circular lake relates to ideas of the 'ideal city' and the history of this concept, as a subject of architectural debate, is also traced here: the city as metaphysical expression, of materialised spirituality and calculated rationality. Curated by Bernd Pastuschka." via the incredible cityofsound. highly recommanded reading is also The Ideal City - Vancouver Working Group Discussion Paper

2 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

Building cities by "intelligent design" seems miraculous and could never see it happening in the US.

Jon Gonzalez said...

Building cities by "intelligent design" seems miraculous and could never see it happening in the US.