A CONTEMPORARY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ARCHITECTURAL CULTURE IN BOLOGNA

EMPOWERING FUNCTIONS

Urban policies of Bologna have thoroughly covered preservation of its historical center as a whole, and environmental concerns. Although they could not sustain left winger implementations -luxury shops under porticos, disintegration of different ethnicities among themselves and from the city, and affordable housing problems- the way the citizens produce their own solutions is the most influential potential. They participate in planning, use piazzas for their activities and occupy buildings. Physical Bologna is also as inspirational and variable as its social components. Fragmented plots, porticos, defined open spaces, unexpected encounters and especially self generator buildings are interpreted in this proposal; an infrastructure that can provide dynamic spaces and fosters them to create together for increasing the communication between Bolognina and Bologna. Existing functions in the site become the generators, and common spaces the connectors combined with surprising details.