参加者：Nigel Coates、Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher、Fritz Haeg、
OMA*AMO/Rem Koolhaas、Nils Norman、Richard Wentworth
> Global Cities looks at the changing faces of ten dynamic international cities:
> Cairo, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City,
> Mumbai, São Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo.
> Exploring each city through five thematic lenses –
> speed, size, density, diversity and form –
> the exhibition draws on data originally assembled for the
> 10th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2006 Venice Biennale.
> This unique show presents existing films, videos and photographs
> by more than 20 artists and architects to offer subjective
> and intimate interpretations of urban conditions in all ten cities.
> As Global Cities takes place in one of the focus cities,
> the exhibition uses London as a touchstone for comparison.
> New commissions by a group of six artists and architects
> Nigel Coates; Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher; Fritz Haeg;
> OMA*AMO/Rem Koolhaas; Nils Norman; and Richard Wentworth –
> explore the local context through issues such as sustainability,
> public space and social inclusion.
> Tokyo, the largest city in the world
> and the only mega-city in a developed economy,
> expanded dramatically after the Second World War.
> Over 40% of the city is built on landfill encroaching on Tokyo Bay
> to accommodate this growth. However, given Japan’s low demographic
> dynamism and the policies to curb Tokyo’s growth,
> the city will grow at a relatively modest pace. Like many other cities in Japan,
> Tokyo is prone to earthquakes and flooding.
> Home to a relatively wealthy and homogenous population,
> the city is composed of narrow building plots,
> closely-packed commercial districts, such as Shibuya,
> Shinjuku, Ginza or the new centre at Roppongi Hills.
> The Greater Tokyo area in the Kanto region now accommodates
> over 34 million people in a consistently dense and multi-centred
> urban region that is well served by an integrated system of trains,
> underground and buses, used by nearly 80% of daily commuters.
> Despite its scale and complexity Tokyo provides a highly
> efficient urban model and is now seeking to make more of its assets
> by creating denser clusters of development near the centre
> and regenerating its under-used waterfront along Tokyo Bay.
> The Governor of Tokyo is one of the most powerful figures
> in the Japanese administration and Tokyo receives more
> national fiscal resources than it contributes.
Global Cities alla Tate Modern (La Biennale di Venezia) [Link]
La Biennale di Venezia [Link]
第10回ヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ建築展 (地球を、開けよう。) [Link]