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    The Sensual City path

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    The climate

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    Built landscapes

    In an increasingly urbanised and industrialised society that has destructive effects on the environment, it is necessary recreate links between the city and nature.
    The many times reiterated demands from citizens to develop a real proximity between city and nature makes it clear that the city is no longer seen as a space where nature is kept at a distance. It is now appreciated as a symbiotic space where people can use the presence of nature to revitalize their spirits.
    The type of nature discussed here cannot simply be expressed by a few areas of greenery that are all too often no more than a domesticated natural settings. What is now being sought is more the physical expression of ecosystems developing within the very heart of the city, favouring the existence of a spontaneous flora and fauna. This biodiversity represents the living fabric of the city, allowing regeneration through the forces of germination and dissemination.
    If we allow nature to return to the city, we will also learn to be more attentive to all that geometric town planning has led us to forget: the quality of the water and air, the rhythm of the seasons, the natural day-night cycle and so on. These elements, all too often ignored, are essential to our existence.
    In this new approach, the city is more than simply a landscape combining nature and artefact; it is an inhabited environment, a living fabric within which various organisms have created a balance.

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        EXPO FRANCE 2025

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        Consultation │ France │ 2015

        France plays host to the world.

        There is little doubt that an awareness of a less formal, more human-oriented architecture will be in the ascendant over the coming years. Expo 2025 must translate this new way of thinking into building better urban environments. With this in mind, the Global Village pavilions, temporary structures, the same size for every nation, are an important opportunity to foster emulation that calls for intelligent, relevant constructive solutions, rather than mere spectacle. Each nation’s resources will be better distributed between the content and the context: the shows, meetings, and interactive activities being the main goal of each pavilion to draw in visitors. These new types of national pavilion work as both autonomous entities, hosting the exhibition and the events programmed by each nation, and as a group of countries which, together, carry a shared message on the theme of the exhibition. The compact nature of the site encourages a sense of closeness between nations on a scale not previously seen in universal exhibitions.

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    On the waterside

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    In the sky

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    Movement and balance

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    The materiality of cities

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