56 years later here the numbers of La Défense:
310,000 square feet of pavement and sidewalks;
111,000 square feet of green;
3,000,000 square feet of office space;
Only 30,000 residents, in a city corner that seems to be disconnected from the rest of the urban fabric, and that only during the working hours is populated by 150,000 employees and businessmen.
Exploring La Défense you can experience a sensation of emptyness: movement and chaos are confined to shops, commercial buildings and metro stations. Besides that is like floating in an uncertain reality, in the model of a futuristic town inhabited, but not really lived.
Claudio Cerasoli (L’Aquila, 1986). He graduate in 2013 at the ISFCI in Rome, Italy. He works as a freelance.