|Conference:||Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story, 6-8.9.2017, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)|
|Published in:||Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story|
We intend to interrogate in this article the role played by infrastructure, and in particular by pedestrian bridges, in the development of the city.
How are these infrastructures changing our way of thinking about the public space? How do we create positive views on infrastructure projects? How do we combine usages to bring social coherence?
The footbridge is a spanning structure too often limited to the mono functionality of the crossing. But this structure can accommodate other urban functionalities, open to the landscape, in dialogue with the city.
We want to explore this quality of accommodating structure that the footbridge could have, by the multiplication of urban situations and the mixed functions that this could create, as well as by modularity, assembly, juxtaposition of elements that can be added to the structure and their evolution in time.
|Keywords:||factory, landscape, public space, urbanity, centrality, symbolic development, balcony, historic heritage, inhabited|