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23 February 2023

Episode 593

30 minutes


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How can ordinary city buildings have an extraordinary effect on their communities? We explore libraries to banks to see what impact they’re having on their neighbourhoods and what connection they have with citizens.

23 February 2023

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Chapter 1

South Bend Main Library

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Melissa DelVecchio of architecture firm Ramsa discusses a new library project in South Bend, Indiana, which is helping to reinvigorate the downtown district.

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Vienna’s Postal Savings Bank

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Alexei Korolyov visits an historic Otto Wagner-designed bank that is finding new purpose in Austria’s capital.

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Chapter 3

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Buenos Aires’ financial institutions

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Lucinda Elliott explores the ways in which the architecture of Argentina’s financial institutions can influence its citizens’ relationship with money.

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