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17. 03. 2006  15:21 | 01_Mobility_&_Mashup_Situations , 02_Project_Links_&_Ressources_3 , 07_Diverse , 12_Curated_posts

La Suisse, Portrait urbain

A recent publication (La Suisse, Portrait urbain, with contributions by Roger Diener, Jacques Herzog, Marcel Meili, Pierre de Meuron, Christian Schmid) by the ETH Studio Basel, Institute for Contemporary City, treats about the evolution of switzerland and its different regions.
New maps of switzerland are drawn that include wide regions. In particular "Metropolitan regions" that show on a map the concept of regional, urban & peri-urban physical mobility... defining new trans-national territories.
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It can be compared to a recent publication by Avenir Suisse, Le feu au Lac, that treats about the same question but centered around Geneva and Lausanne.
An older publication of Avenir Suisse, Urbanscape Switzerland, treated as well about kind of the same questions but with a different and more fictional angle. The book includes pictures by Joël Tettamanti and a prospective project by MVRDV.

Posted by patrick keller at 17. 03. 2006 15:21