Verticale Stad Systeem, 2010

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The competition required a proposal for a vertical city for families, in the tradition of the Unité d'Habitation by Le Corbusier, but revisited according to contemporary necessities.
Families that want to escape huge, gloomy an unfriendly housing blocks have normally two alternatives: moving to a peripheral area with very low density, far from any facilities offered by the city, or to a small and expensive apartment in the city centre, where all functions are close by, but the levels of intimacy and security are a lot lower.
We believe that it is possible to find a solution in the form of a vertical city that can recreate the qualities of a city and the intimacy and security of a small, low density neighbourhood. read more

Project: Verticale Stad Systeem
Status: Competition, BNA Jonge Architecten Prijsvraag
Site: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Program: Vertical city for families
Client: BNA: Branchevereniging Nederlandse Architectenbureaus
Team: Marco de Piaggi, Weronika Wawrzyniak, Federico Caputo