1993. 2 Building the City


In the traditional city, it is impossible to erect buildings without altering the complex mechanisms of morphological, functional and social balance that sustain it. Building architecture in Spain’s dense old quarters, in particular, is like building the city. Institutional projects have an especially important mission here, since they must aim to preserve and improve the environmental and formal quality of the old town, while providing new services or functions and a renewed visible presence in the public sphere...

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