Philip Turner

reinstating Troy

Philip Turner . AA

To reinstate the ancient cycle of city building upon the site of Troy I am proposing a single urban block for 100,000 people, inspired in principle by the formal characteristics of the walled city and the archaeological tell.

This city form acts as a container for a condensed type of urbanism that prioritises social interaction whilst eliminating the infrastructural mechanisms of the city from the street. I am work- ing on the threshold between block, city and landscape in order to question how a contemporary city can remain resilient against the damaging impacts of undisciplined, infinite expansion. I have aimed to treat the context as an archaeologist would, finding clues or traces upon the landscape, to act as formal leads for a contextually rigorous and integrated architecture.

Peter Karl Becher and Matthew Barnett Howland

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