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CONCEPTIONS OF THE DESIRABLE: WHAT CITIES OUGHT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FUTURE
Asset One Immobilienentwicklungs AG ed.

Springer, 2007
Hardcover
204 pages
90 colour & b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9783211712597

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Right in the heart of Graz, the second largest city in Austria, an entire city district had fallen into oblivion. Now, the industrial park of the former Reininghaus Brewery has been rediscovered. The new owners have taken up the search for answers: How, in future, do we wish to work and live?

In his foreword, Clifford Pearson deputy editor of the Architectural record, writes: 'I don't know what Reininghaus will be like when people start moving there. I have no idea if it will be a model that other developers or community builders will want to follow. But I am impressed with the way its founders are approaching their task. They're asking the right questions and talking to some fascinating people. They're thinking and wondering before they start defining and designing. By doing so, they've gotten my attention.'

The results of their research is structured into four chapters: Life, Work, Urbanity and Education.

 

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