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21 17 Surface temperature DMP 1G 01 Tadeas Riha

11 PAZDERA MIROSLAV Warehouse shed in Western Bohemia 2019 Page 86 Tadeas Riha

Photography Paxdera Miroslav

11 History of soil CS6 Tadeas Riha

07 JAN KOLSKY Warehouse worker Thermo Cities 2019 Page 341 Tadeas Riha

Photography Jan Kolsky

06 PAZDERA MIROSLAV Warehouse shed in construction West Bohemia 2019 Page 110 Tadeas Riha

Photography Pazdera Miroslav

 

Steel Cities, The Architecture of Logistics in Central and Eastern Europe
Rutvica Andrijasevic, Kateřina Frejlachova, Adrian Hyrsz, Tomaš Khel, Bob Kuřik, Jesse LeCavalier, Lukaš Likavčan, Petr Mezihorak, Victor Munoz Sanz, Tonia Novitz, Miroslav Pazdera, Tadeaš Řiha, Hannah Schling, Pavel Suchan, Daniel Šitera, Martin Špičak,

In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, a certain type of industry has rapidly developed—an industry that produces nothing. Storing, packaging, classifying, assembling, and other ancillary processes of manufacturing and distribution are carried out 24/7 in extensive logistics parks. Their vast sites have doubled in terms of area covered every four years during the past two decades. To the locals they are 'Steel Cities'. This publication investigates the spatial, economic, social, and environmental ramifications of the logistics system in the 'CEE'. It examines these logistics centers on three scales: as an architectonic-landscape entity the size of a small town, as a network that reshapes the map of Europe so to define its own territoriality, and as part of the everyday life of the workers inside and the residents around them.

 

Bios Katerina Frejlachova (*1986) is an architect, co-author of the Illegal Taipei research project. She collaborates with Prague studio MCA. Miroslav Pazdera (*1989) worked as architect with the Pool Architekten studio in Zurich and Bernd Schmutz Architekten in Berlin. He tought at the Faculty of Architecture in Prague. Tadeas Riha (*1988) is an architect and a writer, co-author of Weak Monument, Estonian pavilion at the XVII Venice Architecture Biennale. He currenlty works at 6a architects in London. Martin Spicak (*1989) worked as an architect in studios such Baukumst, Headhand and RKAW. He currenlty works at the Institute of Planning and Development of Prague.

2020, English and Czech, Paperback, 364 pages (102 colour and 7 b/w illustrations and graphics), 170x230mm

Title Steel Cities, The Architecture of Logistics in Central and Eastern Europe
Authors Rutvica Andrijasevic, Kateřina Frejlachova, Adrian Hyrsz, Tomaš Khel, Bob Kuřik, Jesse LeCavalier, Lukaš Likavčan, Petr Mezihorak, Victor Munoz Sanz, Tonia Novitz, Miroslav Pazdera, Tadeaš Řiha, Hannah Schling, Pavel Suchan, Daniel Šitera, Martin Špičak, Philip Ursprung, Ina Valkanova, and Jan Vopravil.
Editors Kateřina Frejlachová, Miroslav Pazdera, Tadeáš Říha, Martin Špičák
Publisher Park Books, Vi Per gallery ISBN 978-3-03860-189-0