Hybrid Factory, Hybrid City (Paperback)
The book is a compilation of essays from a symposium Hybrid Factory/Hybrid City that Nina Rappaport convened with Future Urban Legacy Lab at the Politecnico di Torino in February 2020. The authors wrote about their own projects and urban studies to address how to mix and reingrate manufacturing in cities. They address questions such as: How do we break the planning and land use patterns of segregated zoning by class and function? How can we encourage and design mixed-use manufacturing at the building and the city scale? How can the hybrid model change with new technologies, sustainable manufacturing, and advanced production systems. What kinds of buidlings can be design so that the are flexible and hybrid and thus sustainable.
After Covid-19 we are seeing that this mix a mix that is sustainable is more valid and resilient as we need shorter supply chains, but also for environmental reasons so people don't have to commute far from home to work and it reduces their energy foot print, and goods don't have to travel so far.
Ultimately the impact will be to encourage, inspire, and help lead cities in a mix of use, sustainable eco-systems, closed loop production that integrates all aspect of the built environment. These kinds of spaces and companies will provide more job opportunities for urban workers and bring new technology skills to workers so that they can learn new methods for manufacturing.
With Contributions of Bram Aerts, Frank Barkow, Cristina Bianchetti, Eva de Bruyn, Giovanna Fossa, Nicholas Gilliland, Djamel Klouche, Dieter Leyssen, Nina Rappaport, Matteo Robiglio, Markus Sch efer, Giulia Setti, Maria Paola Repellino, Nicola Russi, Ianira Vassallo, Ward Verbackel, Juan Lucas Young.