Civic facilities are more than just utilitarian areas like libraries, kindergartens and sports fields, they also behave as focal points for cultural life and service nodes – driving activities that extend far beyond their initial designation. Civilities II examines a selection of projects that are closely related to their location; some form part of urban regeneration projects, some are located in the middle of private territory, while others support life in an otherwise unsupportive environment. 15 projects are examined such as Hayworth Tompkins’, Colin Street Centre, London, RCR Architectes’ Biblioteca, Barcelona, Peripheriques Architectes’ Láutre Canal, Nancy, and Jakob + Macfarlane’s FRAC Centre, Orleans. All are clearly photographed and accompanied by plans, models and explanatory texts.
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