Horizontal Metropolis – A Radical Project - an official Collateral Event at Biennale Architettura 2016
Exhibition at Isola della Certosa, Venice
May 28 until November 27, 2016
Two contrasting terms are joined to conjugate the traditional idea of metropolis (the center of a vast territory, hierarchically organized, dense, vertical, produced by polarization) with horizontality (the idea of a more diffuse, isotropic urban condition, where center and periphery blur).
Beyond a simplistic center/periphery opposition, this concept reveals the dispersed condition as a potential asset, rather than a limit, to the construction of a sustainable and innovative urban dimension.
The exhibition will investigate the Horizontal Metropolis, its space, traditions and authors; its relevance today as an energetic, ecological and social design issue. It will explore scenarios and design strategies for the recycling and upgrading of cities-territory in a radical project.
Exhibition produced by Archizoom at EPFL
Director: Cyril Veillon
Curator: Paola Viganò with Chiara Cavalieri; Martina Barcelloni Corte (LAB-U)
With the support of EPFL, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)