a+u 521: Revitalization of Modernization Heritage
This issue addresses urban revitalisation, encompassing the repurposing and continued use of individual buildings of industrial or cultural heritage, and the wider social, political and urban connotations such a process involves. As Jürg Sulzer claims in his essay, revitalisation must not only engage a dialogue with historic heritage in solitary cases, but should mean “the creation of new buildings and urban structures that are capable of being memorised”. Similarly, Gabriela Campagnol writes about post-industrial sites as key to urban renewal. Ten notable projects are featured, among them, works by BIG, Lacaton & Vassal, Cruz y Ortiz, Manuel Ocaña and Haworth Tompkins.