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Architecture Competition - Switch to Pure Volvo

How does the built world relate to the automobile? Alien to an urban fabric conceived for transportation vehicles of very different size, speed, noise and numbers, the motorcar thrust itself upon the city in the early 20th century, increasingly invading spaces not designed for it. With time it became a key consideration when designing buildings and whole city districts. Indeed the advent of the automobile changed the very concept of distance, services distribution and how open spaces are used. Architecture and cities adapted to the invasion of the car. Yet in bending to the needs of the motor vehicle, both often found themselves suffocated. For its part, the automotive industry relentlessly pursued its own development ends for decades with little care for the impact on urbanized environments.
Recent years have, however, seen a growing awareness that the mobility development...

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