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Towards Territorial Transition

A plea to large scale decarbonizing

Edited by Matthias Armengaud
By (author) Aglaée Degros


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  • Introduces new strategies, concepts, and approaches in architecture and urban design for fundamental changes towards decarbonisation and ecological turnaround
  • Presents a selection of large-scale transnational projects based on these strategies and concepts
  • Features essays by and a conversation with international scholars, researchers, and designers
Full Description

Towards Territorial Transition presents new spatial strategies, concepts, and approaches for shaping large-scale and transnational developments in architecture and urban design towards decarbonisation and ecological transition. The contributions investigate interactions between ecological and resource-related systems and landscapes. They also explore potential solutions to address and deal with the dramatic threats posed by climate change and the emerging social crisis.

The book introduces six basic terms of territorial transition — territory, scale, transition, resource, platform, and uncertainty — and visualises them with spatial strategies elaborated at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture Versailles and at Graz University of Technology. Moreover, it presents a selection of transnational projects of territorial transition, such as Luxembourg in Transition (Luxembourg / France), Grand Genève (Switzerland / France), and Top Noordrand (Brussels / Flanders).

About the Author

Matthias Armengaud is an architect and founding partner of the Paris-based architecture urban design firm AWP office for territorial reconfiguration. He is visiting professor at ENSA Versailles and previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Berlage Institute at TU Delft.

Aglaée Degros is professor and head of the Institute for Urban Design at Graz University of Technology. She also serves as a Design Critic in Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design and is founding partner of the urban design firm Artgineering in Brussels and Graz.

Park Books
16th Aug 2023
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
240 mm x 190 mm
240 Pages
130 color, 20 b&w
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