aldo cibic: new communities, new polarities at rethinking happiness aldo cibic: new communities, new polarities at rethinking happiness
sep 06, 2010

aldo cibic: new communities, new polarities at rethinking happiness

‘new communities, new polarities’ image © designboom

‘new communities, new polarities’ is part of ‘rethinking happiness’ – a research project by italian architect and designer aldo cibic, showing 4 different new possible communities. the model is presented at the 12th venice architecture biennale  ‘people meet in architecture’ curated by kazuyo seijima.

‘rethinking happiness’ model – view to the exhibition image © designboom

new communities, new polarities – a town in the alpine foothills how a small center becomes a large center.

an international corporation moves its headquarters to the industrial zone of a town in the alpine foothills. about one thousand persons are employed there, most of whom are young creative professionals from all over the world. in an abandoned area in the town center, a new neighborhood is created where this alien community can find room to integrate and to become a resource for the territory.

project elements:

   1. vegetable garden plaza    2. local farmers market    3. club restaurant internet lounge    4. vinyard hotel    5. pool and spa    6. apartments    7. workshops and apartments    8. skate plaza    9. gymn and studios   10. climbing wall   11. water collector   12. multifunctional theater

apartments and vegetable garden plaza image © designboom

houses with solar panels on the roof image © designboom

image © designboom

image © designboom

aldo cibic about the project (italian only) video © aldo cibic

see also the other projects of ‘rethinking happiness’ curated by aldo cibic at the venice architecture biennale 2010: a campus in the fields – venice agri-techno valley rural urbanism – shanghai superbazaar – on the outskirts of milan

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