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Exchange City

Part 2 Project 2003
Graeme Nicholls
Clare Richards
University of Strathclyde, UK
The Exchange City Network is formed by utilising existing infrastructure within Glasgow. Combining the existing public transport and communication systems with an underlying network of excahnge types including stalls, markets, informal exchanges, information exchange and so on.
By creating a focus for these networks in a new building typology in the shape of the Exchange City 'Interchanges' and 'Posts', it allows the existing infrastructure to overlap and create a dialogue between various aspects of Exchange in the city.
Elements which combine to create the Exchange City Network include internet cafes, phone boxes, newspaper kiosks, radios, mobile phones, existing local businesses, buses and underground, the internet.

Graeme Nicholls
Clare Richards

A beautiful and rigorous proposal combining an unusual reading of the urban realm with a real social agenda and an on-going obsession with prototypical architecture. And it could work in Glasgow!

Dr John Bold
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