Philip Ursprung – Out of Bologna: Lacaton and Vassal’s Nantes school of Architecture

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Nantes School of Architecture, Lacaton & Vassal

Key points adressed in the text:

Non-ceremonial transition between outside and inside.
“Massification” and democratization of higher education in Europe since 19th century (1968, Bologna process).
Importance of higher education in nation-state formation.

Spatial representation of Bologna?
Private schools’ branding v. public school’s utilitarianism.
Bologna conflicts – economization v. idealism.
Sustainability (social, economic, ecologic).

Interpretation of the building.
Architecture of the school reflecting bureaucracy of EU and its infrastructure.

Article:
http://www.e-flux.com/journal/out-of-bologna-lacaton-vassals-nantes-school-of-architecture/

Project on Lacaton&Vassal website:
http://www.lacatonvassal.com/index.php?idp=55


Image: http://www.archdaily.com/254193/nantes-school-of-architecture-lacaton-vassal/5018d49c28ba0d5d5d000b8e-nantes-school-of-architecture-lacaton-vassal-image

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Philip Ursprung – Out of Bologna: Lacaton and Vassal’s Nantes school of Architecture

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