PUBLIC LECTURE MATTHEW JOHNSON
14.05.2014 Public lecture of Matthew Johnson of Diller Scofidio + Renfro on wednesday 14th of may 2014, 18h30, Auditorium SG1. More than 10 million people have visited the High Line since it’s opening in 2009. The aim was to preserve and reuse an old train line and convert it into a public open space. This landscape and architectural masterpiece, cleverly balancing conservation, rehabilitation, vegetation, urban props and furniture, became an iconic elevated greenway with a major impact on the society and on the development of NYC. It has helped usher in something of a renaissance in the neighborhood: more than 30 projects were planned or are under construction nearby. The High Line has changed the perspective on urban wasteland.
This event is organized by ALICE y4 lab and Archizoom, EPFL.