And therefore, in this issue we ask: what does successful density look like? Does it take the form of broad boulevards and green parks around tall buildings? Of a densely lined street space in the sense of the European city? Or of a small scale mesh in the manner of our historically developed old towns and village cores? With densities of over 200 per cent how can we create spaces that inspire and move us, that bring people into contact with each other, stimulate public space, mesh with the surrounding districts – and, lastly, which also have cooling green spaces that benefit our urban climate.
werk, bauen + wohnen presents topical and critical reports about architecture within the international context. The theme-based issues offer in-depth analyses, comparisons and background information. The voice of the BSA (Bund Schweizer Architekten / Federation of Swiss Architects), werk, bauen + wohnen is in its 107th year of publication.