Simon Kretz and David Chipperfield
This book is the result of a year-long dialogue between David Chipperfield and Simon Kretz -two architects of different generations and backgrounds. The collaboration was enabled by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, through which David Chipperfield was invited to be mentor for architecture 2016-2017.
The publication explores and theorises urban qualities of contemporary developments in thriving global cities. In doing so, it combines theoretical an practical perspectives. Its aim is to positively affect the future of urban developments, providing a manifesto for a relational, collective and diverse future for our cities. The project is not to be understood as a complete urban design scheme; rather, it highlights the conditions under which an ideal urban development project could flourish.
It debates contemporary planning culture and provides a vehicle to discuss the relations between the development of a particular site and the city in its entirety, between urban processes and resulting forms, between active and passive planning, and their political and ethical dimensions.
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König