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Commerce, community living and construction usually go hand in hand, which is why social utopias and correlating architectures develop parallel to every economic form. This is true for global financial economy with its office towers, business centres and singlefamily housing as well as for the historic forms of industrial capitalism or of communism. Two utopian cities can still be found near Trieste. On the formerly socialist side in Nova Gorica, now a part of Slovenia, high buildings with open spaces are a demonstration of the socialist interpretation of Ebenezer Howard‘s garden city concept (#89). Situated on a hill outside of Trieste is the brutalist Rozzol Melara (#90), a housing district designed by local engineers and inspired by Le Corbusier‘s idea of Unité d’habitation. The French architect sought to combat the post WWII housing shortage with standardised, serially produced, vertically stacked housing units. In addition to flats, the residences would also include covered shopping streets, workshops and cultural areas, thus offering a complete life concept. Most of the flats in Rozzol Melara are occupied; the small shops are vacant without exception. As far as living goes, residents seem eager to live as the architect hoped they would. When it comes to shopping, however, other motivators seem to take precedence.