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Asset One Immobilienentwicklungs AG - Conceptions of the Desirable: What Cities Ought to Know about the Future
Publisher: Springer Verlag | 2007-08-01 | ISBN: 3211712593 | PDF | 204 pages | 2.58 MB
Right in the heart of Graz, the second largest city in Austria, an entire city district had simply fallen into oblivion. Now, the industrial park of the former Reininghaus Brewery has been rediscovered.
The new owners have taken up the search for answers: How, in future, do we wish to work and live?
In his foreword, Clifford Pearson deputy editor of the Architectural record, writes:
"I don’t know what Reininghaus will be like when people start moving there. I have no idea if it will be a model that other developers or community builders will want to follow. But I am impressed with the way its founders are approaching their task. They’re asking the right questions and talking to some fascinating people. They’re thinking and wondering before they start defining and designing. By doing so, they’ve gotten my attention.”
The book presents the results of a research by structuring its content into: Life, Work, Urbanity and Education.
If you want to know what’s really crucial to a society, then take a look at a city’s most prominent building. In former times, the palaces and cathedrals marked the centers of power, universities indicated concentrations of knowledge, and a splendid town square announced a commercial metropolis. These days, television towers loom over media cities, bank towers illuminate financial districts, and towers teeming with administrators bureaucratize cities with heavy concentrations of civil servants. Over the years, our society has thus become wealthier in the numbers of high-rise storeys piled on top of each other. And thereby also richer in the material sense. No question about it. But perhaps impoverished when it comes to manifestations of inner substance, of matters of value to society and the human spirit alike. We suspect this has to do with the fact that the souls of human beings cannot keep pace with the speed of development. In Graz, 129 acres of prime construction land offer the opportunity to pose afresh the question of personal and societal felicity. For this reason this book anticipates what might really concern or touch people in 2017. And finds – for inhabitants, developers and investors – answers to thequestion of what will endure