PROFESSUR FÜR ARCHITEKTUR
UND STÄDTEBAU —

PROF. KEES CHRISTIAANSE

ETH Zürich – Institut für Städtebau
ONA G41 – Neunbrunnenstrasse 50 – 8093 Zürich
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AIRPORTS AND CITIES



The Airports and Cities Research Group in Singapore part of the FCL's Module IV: Urban Design Strategies and Resources. The FCL module is interested in the new kinds of intensity of urban experience that are stimulated by the interactions of local sites (topographically) and trans-local networks (topologically). It pays particular attention to the catalytic circumstances or, specific conditions of possibility that give rise to new, productive and sustainable forms of urban experience. In doing so, the module will focus on two significant urban conditions: at the neighbourhood scale it examines specific generative nodes in the urban fabric or, ‘urban breeding grounds’; and at the regional scale it studies the airport as the driver of a particular kind of urbanisation. The module grounds its research in specific sites in Amsterdam, Zurich, Singapore, and Shanghai. Combining projective (scenario based simulations) and analytical (documentation, inventories and evaluations) approaches the module will expand the methodological and knowledge bases for doing urban research in the context of global flows.

 

Cases studied are Singapore Airport Changi and the Pearl River Delta.

 

Status: running

 

Time Period: 2010-2015

 

Contact: Anna Gasco