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FUSION CITIES - consolidation of movement

Germany Architecture News - Jan 27, 2010 - 16:21   4673 views

Two cities divided by a border are growing together. The movingparticles of this inter-cultural exchange leave their footprint in thelandscape – the urban landscape. A border is a thin line between them,an area like an enclave or an undefined moving line, sometimes not evenvisible.
In the course we have analyzed the original state of the cities and how it got reformed by the exchange through the years.
What is strongly restricted by the border? (people, goods, …)
What does not care about the border? (internet, climate, geography, culture …)
Switching from border and flows (network/negative space) to city(footprint/positive space) and back again we have drawn maps anddiagrams to compare the several pairs of fusion cities.