Connection_Import Zurich.
Cooperative Housing: New Ways of Inhabiting

Nicola Regusci, Xavier Bustos.

Cities Connection Project seeks to establish connections at the level of architectural themes between the city of Barcelona and other European cities or regions with a significant architectural tradition. A series of architecture exhibitions are the focus of this project that also offers other events such as conferences, meetings among universities, and synergies among the professional architects involved. Each event, which is called “connection”, starts off with a first exhibition in Barcelona, showing the work of the invited architects from the guest city, and is followed by a return exhibition of the Barcelona architects’ work in the partner city. Every exchange is articulated around a fresh theme, which is related to the specific characteristics of the invited city or region.

The _Import Zurich title focuses mainly on Zurich’s cooperative housing projects. For about fifteen years now a renaissance of urban living is bringing about a renewal of activity among the housing cooperatives. They have adopted ecological standards, they have developed socially compatible forms of denser building, and their large-scale projects have a significant impact on the qualitative development of the city’s neighbourhoods. This is coupled with a new generation of architects who, thanks in part to architecture competitions, have had the opportunity to develop, test out and affirm their own field of research within a very strict and deterministic legal framework.

With contributions by André Bideau, Daniel Kurz, Josep Maria Montaner, and Zaida Muxí. Includes texts in English and German.

Cities Connection Project (CCP) is a project curated by
Nicola Regusci and Xavier Bustos

First edition: 2015 dpr-barcelona
Editors: Nicola Regusci, Xavier Bustos (CCP).
Contributions: André Bideau, Daniel Kurz, Josep Maria Montaner, Zaida Muxí
Translations: Jennifer Taylor (GER), Susanne Bosch-Abele (ENG) Graham Thomson (ENG)
Graphic design: dpr-barcelona.
ISBN: 978-84-942414-7-5
Size: 25 x 18cm.

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