CATEGORIES2014 Conference Papers Conference Papers Keynote
The modern world is custodian of “wealth“ that are not quantifiable or exchangeable only as an accumulation of things, but that are based on internal and external relationships between man and the urban landscape. If we consider the associations between individ-uals, different communities, human beings and their environment as the true mechanism of the world, we can understand how important it is to build bridges not only to connect sites, but also to bring together people, cultures, nations and generations, as the motto “bridging cul-tures and sharing hearts” claims. In this way, how can a small bridge be the “maker” of the transformation a place’s transformation? What might be the reasons for a project, its meanings and the consequences of the choices? What can the effects be of a new project in an urban landscape, not only from the perceptual but also from the social and economic point of view? What can the relationship be linking togeth-er the internal quality of the work with the external one? The paper will explore and try to give some answers to these questions, through the analysis of the possible meanings of a place and the possible trans-formations that a small-medium bridge can generate in the context.