- Jan De Vylder
Inhabiting complexity: Scalo Farini
Traditional production sites, with their distribution and storage infrastructures, are leaving the cities, freeing significant areas for redevelopment. Though their closeness to noisy communication arteries makes such places seem low value and unsuitable for housing, the cities are reclaiming these areas, central and well-served, largely for new housing.
The theme of the semester is to research urban morphologies and housing typologies to make occupation of these sites effective and credible. The project area that forms the backdrop to our investigation is the Scalo Farini (freight station) near Milan’s Monumental Cemetery.