The Plan# 135 Dec 2021 - Jan 2022
The issue opens with an editorial in which Patrick Schumacher, director of Zaha Hadid Architects, looks at high-intensity vertical developments. Almost a hundred years after Ludwig Hilberseimer proposed the idea, the vertical city will be at the center of a new urban revolution, while the buildings that compose it – skyscrapers – will act as social connectors rather than just ways to concentrate humans into one area. Schumacher illustrates his ideas with projects by Zaha Hadid Architects. Paolo Valerio Mosco, author of Viaggio in Italia – Architetture e Città, looks at a project by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the Ca’ delle Alzaie residential complex in Treviso, Italy. As he does in all his articles, Mosco doesn’t limit himself to just examining the building in question, but also presents his thoughts on the work of architect Stefano Boeri in general.