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        • ‘City Visions Europe’
          Designing the Mid-Size European City

        Abstract
        This contribution reflects upon the research project City Visions Europe, coordinated by the Berlage Institute between 2008 and 2010 and developed together with eight offices, a work that focused on four participating mid-size European cities (Mechelen, Plzen, Bordeaux, and Kosice). The premise of the project was the understanding of the mid-size European city as the quintessential generic city. Instead of being recognised as the seat of differences and the place of affirmation of local identities, the mid-size European city has been understood as characterised by an inexplicable level of commonness – as the manipulation, transformation and re-conceptualisation of a few limited urban materials. Starting from these conceptual premises, the projects that have been developed, of which this contribution offers a partial overview, represent an attempt towards the definition of a new urban vocabulary for intervention in the European city of the twenty-first century.
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        Citation
        Tattara, M. (2013). ‘City Visions Europe’ . Designing the Mid-Size European City. Medium. Images of the Mid-Size City, OASE, (89), 112–117. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/89/CityVisionsEurope

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