Our approach to urbanism, celebrates the depth of the city allowing for different uses, diverse neighbourhoods, formal and informal life to coexist. The city is read as a common ground that accommodates with dignity the diversity of its peoples and their histories. We seek to preserve and promote the public realm as a democratic space where people come together to contest and engage in public life. Through adaptive reuse the urban fabric is mended and modified over time creating sustainable compositions of unexpected richness.