Harvard GSD Professor Vittorio Magnano Lampugnani Fall 2021
This project investigates how open-ended public space, over time, generates a successful urban quarter. Public space in its purest form is ‘an area, open to everyone, free of charge for a variety of uses that accommodate enjoyment, equality and democracy'. As such, indeterminate spaces are flexible, open-ended, and versatile. With time, they provide the backdrop that allows people to determine how they want to use their built environment. The arcade is a mechanism for these open-ended public spaces acting as a connecting device for the urban quarter.