Myśl architektoniczna Jana Gehla i jej filozoficzno-antropologiczne podstawy

Zbyszek Dymarski


In this text the author discusses Jan Gehl’s views on the construction of Western cities. He shows why the Danish architect considers the anthropological criterion to be more important than aesthetic criteria when evaluating the quality of the city structure. The author presents Gehl’s research results on human behaviour in different urban areas, and explains the reasons for dividing human activities into necessary, optional and social. Gehl thinks that realising them (or not) determines whether the city can be considered dead or alive. The author thinks that Gehl’s antimodernist views are rooted in his way of understanding man. Modern cities foster individualism. Their design isolates people and discourages them from exploring those spaces. According to the Danish architect, one needs interaction with others in order to be him- or herself and to get inspired by new experiences. Man is shaped by his experiences, and personal interactions play the most important role in the process.
Author Zbyszek Dymarski (FL/ICS)
Zbyszek Dymarski,,
- Institute of Culture Studies
Other language title versionsArchitectural thought of Jan Gehl and its philosophical-anthropological foundations
Publication size in sheets0.87
Book Sibińska Maria, Dymel-Trzebiatowska Hanna (eds.): Dialogi o kulturze kultury dialogu: jubileusz profesora Hieronima Chojnackiego, Studia Północnoeuropejskie, no. 5, 2018, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, ISBN 978-83-7865-720-0, 308 p.
Keywords in Polishmiasto, modernizm, miasta dla ludzi, przestrzenie publiczne, aktywności konieczne, opcjonalne i społeczne
Keywords in Englishcity, modernism, cities for people, public spaces, necessary, optional and social activities
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcepublisherList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 28-01-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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