In ICON #166: The City Issue, Santiago Calatrava unveils plans for a major new development in London. His building that is shapped liked as “upturned milking stool”, is soon to rise from the no man’s land of the Greenwich peninsula with a tentative £1bn price tag.
The issue also speak to those whose influence on the urban condition is more temperate. Entrepreneur Rohan Silva has had great success with his Second Home concept in Shoreditch, and spoke to ICON about its latest iteration, this time in Lisbon. Discover how China is turning its back on the megamall in favour of urban retail that embraces public space. And finally, Tom Dyckhoff looks back to a moment when the 1970s post-industrial malaise nearly killed our cities off for good.