Published in Complex Buildings Series
August 02, 2018
The Open Urban School. OMA. LabCity CentraleSupélec. Plateau de Saclay. Gif-sur-Yvette (France). Photo by Philippe Ruault
The programme, in any project, is the version for dummies of a complex system. As the architects expand their information on the system on which they must operate, -either educational, commercial, cultural ... - It will be an ever–changing, loose horizon shrouded in uncertainty, which will then interact with the architects, absorbing and somehow transforming them.
The speed with which architecture needs to respond to this unstable horizon, which to simplify we shall call programme, always acts against it.