THE SAN SIRO CHARTER
Urban spaces have increasingly become the territory of negotiation between public and private interests, yet the physical solutions remain stubbornly uniform. The neighbourhoods of San Siro typify these forces, but also present an opportunity: to reinvent the city and reanimate its essence. The San Siro [Design] Charter sets out guiding principles for the project through a critical analysis of the CIAM 4 and Athens Charter. The building programme challenges and rethinks the ideal of a ‘Functionalist City’ through the its four functions: Habitation, Leisure, Work and Connectivity. By re-appropriating these 4 principles, the project promotes the humanism of rationalist functionalism, creating inclusive growth and encouraging natural and cultural conservation to boost different scales of economy.
As a key part of the thesis, the Design Manifesto outlined the intentions and research of the project.