Tunis

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Year:1959
Plan of the design. The subject of the competition was to design a new route for a main business axis through the medina (old centre) of Tunis (Tunesia).
Friedman proposed a ‘Spatial Champs Elysées’, a bridge-town over the city centre so demolitions would be necessary. The ‘perforations’ of the project would correspond with the existing courtyards.
The project would ensure the conservation of the medina while extending it at the same time.
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Plan of the design. The subject of the competition was to design a new route for a main business axis through the medina (old centre) of Tunis (Tunesia).
Friedman proposed a ‘Spatial Champs Elysées’, a bridge-town over the city centre so demolitions would be necessary. The ‘perforations’ of the project would correspond with the existing courtyards.
The project would ensure the conservation of the medina while extending it at the same time.
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Plan of the design. The subject of the competition was to design a new route for a main business axis through the medina (old centre) of Tunis (Tunesia).
Friedman proposed a ‘Spatial Champs Elysées’, a bridge-town over the city centre so demolitions would be necessary. The ‘perforations’ of the project would correspond with the existing courtyards.
The project would ensure the conservation of the medina while extending it at the same time.
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Plan of the design. The subject of the competition was to design a new route for a main business axis through the medina (old centre) of Tunis (Tunesia).
Friedman proposed a ‘Spatial Champs Elysées’, a bridge-town over the city centre so demolitions would be necessary. The ‘perforations’ of the project would correspond with the existing courtyards.
The project would ensure the conservation of the medina while extending it at the same time.
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
The Tunis project was the use of the idea of the ‘space-chain’. The Tunis space-chain is a cubic one, but I experimented also a number of other geometric grids.
View of suburbs
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
- Space Chains
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
The Tunis project was the first implementation of the idea of ‘space-chain’, a space-frame technique wherein triangles are substituted by circular rings. The Tunis space-chain is a cubic one, but I experimented also a number of other geometric grids.
View of suburbs
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
- Space Chains
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
The Tunis project was the first implementation of the idea of ‘space-chain’, a space-frame technique wherein triangles are substituted by circular rings. The Tunis space-chain is a cubic one, but I experimented also a number of other geometric grids.
View of Tunis
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
- Space Chains
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
The Tunis project was the first implementation of the idea of ‘space-chain’, a space-frame technique wherein triangles are substituted by circular rings. The Tunis space-chain is a cubic one, but I experimented also a number of other geometric grids.
Technical visualization
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
- Space Chains
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
260409_0331.jpg
Year:1959
The Tunis project was the first implementation of the idea of ‘space-chain’, a space-frame technique wherein triangles are substituted by circular rings. The Tunis space-chain is a cubic one, but I experimented also a number of other geometric grids.
The monument’s infrastructure.
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
- Space Chains
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
The Tunis project was the first implementation of the idea of ‘space-chain’, a space-frame technique wherein triangles are substituted by circular rings. The Tunis space-chain is a cubic one, but I experimented also a number of other geometric grids.
The President’s palace.
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
- Space Chains
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
260409_0333.jpg
Year:1959
The Tunis project was the first implementation of the idea of ‘space-chain’, a space-frame technique wherein triangles are substituted by circular rings. The Tunis space-chain is a cubic one, but I experimented also a number of other geometric grids.
Tunis: sketch.
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
- Space Chains
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
The Tunis project was the first implementation of the idea of ‘space-chain’, a space-frame technique wherein triangles are substituted by circular rings. The Tunis space-chain is a cubic one, but I experimented also a number of other geometric grids.
The Monument.
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
- Space Chains
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
The Tunis project was the first implementation of the idea of ‘space-chain’, a space-frame technique wherein triangles are substituted by circular rings. The Tunis space-chain is a cubic one, but I experimented also a number of other geometric grids.
The President’s palace.
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
- Space Chains
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Tunis: section of the bridge-town above Medina, variants
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Tunis: section of the bridge-town above Medina, variants
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Tunis: section of the bridge-town above Medina, variants
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Tunis: section of the bridge-town above Medina, variants
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Tunis: section of the bridge-town above Medina, variants
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Tunis: photo montages
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Tunis: photo montages
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Tunis: photo montages
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis
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Year:1959
Tunis: photo montages
Themes: - competition entries
- Ville Spatiale projects
- Bridge-Towns
Courtesy of Marianne Homiridis