Towards Territorial Transition

Towards Territorial Transition

Book's kick off in Europe

Ingrid Taillandier contributed to the book co-published by ENSA Versailles and TU Graz. Three discussions were organized to launch the book: at the Venice Biennale - Belgian Pavilion, in Luxembourg - Luca, and in Versailles - ENSAV.

Towards Territorial Transition presents new spatial strategies, concepts, and approaches for shaping large-scale and transnational developments in architecture and urban design towards decarbonization and ecological transition. The contributions investigate interactions between ecological and resource-related systems and landscapes. They explore potential solutions to address and deal with the dramatic threats posed by climate change, and with the social crisis that may emerge from them.

The book introduces six basic terms of territorial transition—Territory, Scale, Transition, Resource, Platform, and Uncertainty—and visualizes them with spatial strategies elaborated at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture Versailles and at Graz University of Technology. Moreover. It presents a selection of transnational projects of territorial transition, such as Luxembourg in Transition (Luxembourg / France), Grand Genève (Switzerland / France) and Top Noordrand (Belgium / Netherlands). We are thrilled to take our place alongside Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud, Stefan Bendiks, Anita Berrizbeitia, Matthijs Bouw, Aglaé Degros, Florian Dupont, Simon Hartmann, Panos Mantziaras, Radostina Radulova-Stahmer, Eva Schwab.

The stunning photographs are by Anna Positano

Edited by Matthias Armengaud, Aglaée Degros, Radostina Radulova-Stahmer