Urban mutations: Bucharest from east border to the core of Europe

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From the half of the XIX century until the period between the first and the IIWW, and after during Popular Republic of Romania every government tried to modernise the city, pursuing the idea of an European Capital. But what characterise these developments is that all operations of modernisation have never been completed, creating a city made up of fragments. Understood this fragmented nature, the traces and fractures, the acceptance of their scars must represent the basis for the design of development for Bucharest. It is a city composed by fragments, not waste, but places for the project: “waiting spaces” for a possible continuation of the process of genesis of a city which is often incomplete. The isolation of the country after the IIWW was the cause of the decline of the city, but now it can regain its former vigour rejoining the European network, confirming its role as place of transition and triggering urban politics of restoration starting from activation of the Pan-European corridors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVillard Journal
EditorsPippo Ciorra, Giovanni Corbellini, Sara Marini
Place of PublicationMacerata
ISBN (Print)978-88-2290-117-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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