Just a failed shopping-scape? Urban and public values of Le Mirail’s dalle

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Just a failed shopping-scape? Urban and public values of Le Mirail’s dalle

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dc.contributor.author Martín Domínguez, Guiomar
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-06T15:30:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-06T15:30:13Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 1646-6756
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10437/6495
dc.description.abstract The famous plan for Toulouse-Le Mirail, by Candilis/Josic/Woods (1961), proposed a radical and hitherto new public space, the dalle, an elevated linear ‘stem’ that wove the whole urban intervention and concentrated all the commercial, social and cultural activity of the neighbourhood. However, the project is today stigmatized as a total social failure. The dalle has been demolished and a traditional commercial street has been implemented. Was demolition the sole alternative for Le Mirail’s future? This paper aims at identifying certain themes around the conception of the dalle, capable of informing today’s theory and practice in the design of new shopping/public-scapes. It reflects on both the most positive values of the project and on its naiveties and mistakes, conscious of the social unrest that aggrandized them. Ultimately, it calls for a deeper reflection on the urban proposals of the Modern Movement, beyond demolition as the only possible solution. en
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dc.language.iso eng pt
dc.publisher Edições Universitárias Lusófonas pt
dc.rights openAccess
dc.subject ARQUITETURA pt
dc.subject ARCHITECTURE en
dc.subject ESPAÇO PÚBLICO pt
dc.subject PUBLIC SPACE en
dc.subject PROJETOS ARQUITETÓNICOS pt
dc.subject ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS en
dc.subject HISTÓRIA DA ARQUITETURA pt
dc.subject HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE en
dc.subject TOULOUSE-LE MIRAIL pt
dc.subject URBANISMO pt
dc.subject URBANISM en
dc.title Just a failed shopping-scape? Urban and public values of Le Mirail’s dalle en
dc.type article pt


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