From the hybridisation of types of public space to the uses of urban hybrids

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Paola Bracchi
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/56 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 115-120 File size 546 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2011-056019
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Is it still possible to speak of public space today? If public space means traditional models of squares, streets and parks as outdoor space, then we can say that public space as a term is now obsolete, frozen in an image which no longer responds to contemporary needs. The immobility assumed by archetypical figures is no longer valid today. Time and movement are the factors on which a design must be based. Innovation in the types of public space is needed, capable of interpreting the complexity, dynamism and stratification of contemporary towns and cities. This innovation is undoubtedly achieved through the hybridisation of traditional types: a transverse development between types of public space and inhabited space and between hybrid types and urban uses.

Keywords: Public space; archetypical figures; contemporary towns and cities

Paola Bracchi, Dall’ibridazione tipologica dello spazio pubblico alle fruizioni urbane ibride in "TERRITORIO" 56/2011, pp 115-120, DOI: 10.3280/TR2011-056019