Climatic Agents: Contemporary ChallengesLaboratorio Permanente | OMA
The Agenti Climatici proposal for the redevelopment of two disused railway yards north and south of the periphery of Milan serves as the opportunity to discuss the contemporary challenges an urban project has to consider.
In a moment of dramatic environmental transformation and permanent economic uncertainty, our priorities have changed. The most valuable currency is no longer ‘brick’ – built volumes – but rather the climatic conditions that cities will be able to provide and ensure for their citizens. The 20th-century city, with its high energy consumption, must be superseded by reconsidering the principles that have marked urban development since the classical era.
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