Book Project: Glatt! From Suburb to City?
Is urban sprawl unstoppable? Will Switzerland eventually look like Los Angeles? With its book ‘Glatt! Manifest für eine Stadt im Werden’, the Architects Group Krokodil proposed an increase in the density of the agglomeration to turn it into a city. Instead of Glatttal: Glatt – the City! The International Summer Academy Zurich presented this urban vision as a subject for discussion. In 10 studios roughly 100 students from all around the world questioned the Krokodil Group’s hypotheses and urban design. ‘Glatt! From Suburb to City?’ tells the story of this Summer Academy and in the form of essays and statements, an encyclopedia, and the results of the individual studios, writes the next chapter in the history of the virtual City of Glatt.
Paperback, Japanese Binding, 126 pages, 19 x 26 cm, 1st edition, 2013, ISBN 978-3-906027-22-7
Editors Architects Group Krokodil
Roger Boltshauser (Boltshauser Architects); Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, Fabian Hörmann (EM2N); Frank Zierau (Frank Zierau Architect); Andreas Sonderegger, Mischa Spoerri, Raphael Frei (pool Architects); Lukas Schweingruber (Schweingruber
Zulauf Landscape Architects)
Graphic Design by EM2N, Caroline Vogel
Publisher Park Books, Zurich