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ArgumentNo. 3/2011

Vertically mix in the compact city


Over time, cities were developed by successive sedimentation. Extensions and duplications, have become the primary means of composition. By the turn of the century, the urbanism seemed to respond positively by offering alternatives to solve problems connected by the intermediate elements which form and support individual interconnectivity within the urban system. A number of factors such as population growth and excessive densification of cities led to the impossibility of functionally response to the requests from the contemporary society.

Mobility that characterizes modern society can not be explained only in terms of transport development. The concept of "future city" is a symbiosis between centralization and decentralization.

The intense defragmentation of public space leads to the theory that "a single space can not be all public places." It is needed that the audience (to which an urban form addreses) to be involved in the the building process, hence the perception of space is as of a conflictual and individualistic nature.