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Prof. Massimo Bricocoli, Politecnico di Milano "Collective housing, density and height: a Luxembourg perspective"
15.12.2016 de 19:00 à 20:30  Conférence

Prof. Massimo Bricocoli, Politecnico di Milano "Collective housing, density and height: a Luxembourg perspective"

During the 20th century, housing policies and projects have been intensively experimenting new solutions for dwelling in a time of intensive urban growth based on industrial development. Urban planning and architectural design have been facing this challenge developing plans and projects for collective and even mass housing production, introducing new typologies and standardised solutions. At the turn of the 21st century, global economic and political factors as well as changes in the labour market, in the family formation and migration patterns, in the ways of living, give origin to a number of “new” needs that have implications on the forms and meanings of dwelling.  In this light, the concept of home itself is to be reconsidered. Multi-local living, temporary housing, shared services and cohabitation are growing trends that go in parallel with, and indeed stem from, the pluralisation of job positions and of family arrangements.

Urban and economic development in European cities urge for the development of new housing typologies and solutions in order to meet the challenges of sustainability, of reducing land consumption and of affordability. It is in this perspective that dense, high rise and collective housing solutions may be investigated, discussed and considered in Luxembourg.

Massimo Bricocoli is Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at Politecnico di Milano, where he is Faculty Member of the School of Architecture, Planning and Construction Engineering and teaches Housing and Neighbourhoods and Urban Ethnography. He is Member of the International Scientific Board of the IBA Wien – Neues Soziales Wohnen 2016-2022 promoted by the City of Vienna and of the Think Tank on Urban policies the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transportation.

  • Thursday 15 December 2016, 19:00
  • Auditorium, Carré, 1, rue de l’Aciérie, Luxembourg-Hollerich
  • Conference in English language (translation in French)
  • Free 

Illustration: MONU Magazine, Domestic Urbanism, “20 Floors of Great Habitat”, © STAR strategies + architecture