Seventy years after the first plans, The Power of Utopia examines what remains of Le Corbusier’ city of Chandigarh in India. Does his utopian vision of a modern and humane city hold up in the colourful, chaotic, overpopulated India of today?
Some 1525 kilometres of railways tracks are being rolled out along the Yucatán peninsula, cradle of Mayan culture, as part of the massive project Tren Maya. The filmmakers calmly investigate what the inhabitants think of this, leaving plenty of space for the wonderful landscape. Followed by a Q&A with indigenous rights activist Angel Sulub, who features prominently in the film.
Exceptionally beautiful film about the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa and his fascination for traditional Japanese architecture. A remarkable story about the search for the essence of beauty by one of the greatest architects.
Build a city for 600,000 inhabitants in a valley outside Kathmandu. ‘We can do that,’ said the Finnish architecture firm Helin&Co. After winning a competition for a masterplan, they set to work briskly. What follows is a sometimes hilarious clash between two cultures.