post city: considering the luxembourg case at the venice biennale
 
post city: considering the luxembourg case at the venice biennale post city: considering the luxembourg case at the venice biennale
sep 07, 2012

post city: considering the luxembourg case at the venice biennale

installation at ca del’ duca, venice

on display at the ca del’duca for the 13th international architecture exhibition in venice, the luxembourg pavilion’s title and theme is ‘post-city’, a selected scheme by yi-der chou, radim louda and philippe nathan.

rather an attitude towards the city than an urban proposal, post-city tries to magnify the already existing forces of luxembourg’s built environment. in order to tackle the larger-scale issues the country is and will be facing, as well as its relationships towards the development of the 21st century city in general, the design suggests to deal with the territory through a sensitive analysis. based on an assumed subjective approach, this example works as a zoom-out process.

starting with the exploration of the particular, a link to five specific environments of contemporary luxembourg. considered by us to be equally important, belval, berchem, ingeldorf, kirchberg and schengen are connected by a dense corridor of urban scenes. made of an extremely pragmatic infrastructure and an accumulation of existing and fictional built situations, the plan acts as a visual concentration of urban realities and potentials. as a natural consequence of the process, a triangular constructed fabric with a connected heart cuts through Luxembourg, creating, as a leftover, an undefined landscape, a territory of all possibilities. this almost romantic approach with an almost totalitarian consequence in contrast to the contemplation of a local case which leads to a total urban tale.

installation at ca del’ duca, venice

installation at ca del’ duca, venice

installation at ca del’ duca, venice

installation at ca del’ duca, venice

installation at ca del’ duca, venice

illustration by eva le roi

illustration by eva le roi

illustration by eva le roi

catalogue by manuela dechamps otamendi

catalogue by manuela dechamps otamendi

catalogue by manuela dechamps otamendi

credits:

exhibitors: yi-der chou, radim louda, philippe nathan commissioner: fondation de l’ architecture et de l ingenierie, luxembourg collaborators: graphic design: manuela Dechamps otamendi, brussels illustrations: eva le roi, brussels photography: maxime delvaux/ 354 photographers, brussels. model rotterdam: werkplaats vincent de rijk, rotterdam model luxembourg: prefalux, junglinster contributors: (book) 2a+p/a associates (gianfranco bombaci, matteo costanzo), andrea branzi, isabelle doucet, jure grohar, marie-cecile guyaux, it (gaetan brunet, antoine espinasseau, flavien menu and chloe valadie), llac architects (laurent liefooghe and christophe antipas), karen lohrmann, aleksander luznik, carlo menon, monadnock (job floris and sandor naus), ana ocvirk, freek persyn/51n4e, anja vidic © fondation de l’ architecture et de l ingenierie, luxembourg 2012 

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