some emergent markets

water not needed by jhuang
July 7, 2010, 9:56 pm
Filed under: Paris | Tags: , , ,

At the Monge Market, the fountains were largely ignored as a water source and were certainly does not attract large numbers of people (unlike Rome…see earlier posts: A little water? & Nero on fountains).  As seen below, one is not used at all while the larger centerpiece has transformed into a trash collection area.

This is the only functioning one, but it was off on the edge of the market and was used very little (probably mostly by vendors).

This fountain at Bourse Market was used, but by a vendor.



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[…] Tags animation archive Audio Clip definition Emergence Farnese field grasshopper Infrastructure Mapping market music network parametrics Paris photo power Precedents Readings Representation Rome shade Sketchbook urban patterns Water zaha urban streams July 11, 2010, 7:56 am Filed under: Paris | Tags: Infrastructure, Paris, Water There is certainly no shortage of water on the streets of Paris with its daily street cleaning routine.  What we get is a network of urban streams that flow along the curbs or in the middle of the streets.  Is water perceived as a sanitizer rather than a thirst quencher?  Is that why most fountains in markets are not used? […]

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