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Glatt! From Suburb to City?

In 2012 the Architects Group Krokodil published a manifesto for urban planning that offered a bold vision of the future development of the Glatt valley, a suburban region northeast of Zürich. In association with this new approach to urban development, Architects Group Krokodil and ETH Zürich put together the 2012 International Summer Academy Zürich, in which participants came together to focus their work on the revitalization of the Glatt valley. Glatt! From Suburb to City? presents the results of this meeting through text and images. The first section of the book is an overview of the lecture series, while the second part documents the studio work created during the course. Although focused on the challenges of designing for the Zürich suburbs, this volume offers an exciting new vision of urbanism that can be inspirational for architects and city planners worldwide.  

126 pages | 26 color plates, 233 halftones | 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 | © 2013

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Table of Contents


Mission Statement

Setup International Summer Academy Zurich

Architects Group Krokodil

1m2/sec 08/15

Marc Angélil

Retrofitting Suburbia

Freek Persyn

Typology Transfer

Emanuel Christ & Christoph Gantenbein

Incremental Masterplanning

Angelus Eisinger

Just Imagine a City Is Made and No One Shows up There

Andreas Ruby

Identity Markers. The Question of Authoring Space in Post-Fordism

André Bideau


Ulrich Görlich & Meret Wandeler


Studio A: The Complementarity Principle

Arno Brandlhuber, Christopher Roth & Sam Chermayeff

Studio E: Plat Studio

Anne-Julchen Bernhardt & Jörg Leeser


Studio D: Mobilize Glatttal – From Glatttal to São Paulo
Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner

Studio F: Mobility in Developing Cities

Kunlé Adeyemi


Studio I: Flughafen Park

Martin Rein-Cano

Studio J: Scales of Water

Christophe Girot & Lukas Schweingruber

Studio B: We Love Suburbia

Don Murphy


Studio C: Autobahn Inhabited Bridges (AIB)

Boštjan Vuga

Studio H: Small Walled City

David Trottin

Studio G: Island Subcities

Mark Lee

Résumé International Summer Academy Zurich

Markus Schaefer



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