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Aire : The River and Its Double / La riviere et son double / Der Fluss und sein Doppelganger

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South of Geneva, Switzerland, the Aire River runs across a plain that for centuries has been agricultural land. Since the late nineteenth century, the waterway has been embanked for flood protection, which has caused a gradual loss of habitat for a large variety of plants and animals. In 2001, a decision was made to renaturalize the river. Yet rather than merely reconstructing the river’s former natural bed, Superpositions, the association of firms commissioned with the project, applied “topographic imagination,” a method that combines the embanked channel with a newly designed pasture landscape.

This new book documents that renaturalization project through drawings, images of construction work, and images of the new waterway. Essays and commentary by international contributors Jean-Marc Besse, Lorette Coen, Gerorges Descombes, G. Mathias Kondolf, Elissa Rosenberg, Gilles A. Tiberghien, and Marc Treib demonstrate how the restored river has been transformed, becoming again a characteristic feature of this landscape on the fringe of the city.
Number of Pages: 291
Genre: Architecture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Georges Descombes & Elissa Rosenberg & Jean-Marc Besse & Gilles A. Tiberghien & G. Mathias Kondolf
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2018
TCIN: 53450712
UPC: 9783038600817
Item Number (DPCI): 248-68-0387
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