Reactivation strategies

Intervening the city

 

The thought that development always implies growth is a monumental error. George Steiner called ‘casino culture’ to that one that seeks maximum impact and immediate obsolescence, encouraging consumption.  Architecture cannot follow this principle and consider new as optimal: build and demolish, build and demolish.
As Hans Hacke said in his manifesto, to do something capable to evolve according to the environment, that is not stable. This allows to reuse, transform, and bring back to life structures that were already lifeless.