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City of Zagreb
City Office for Physical Planning, Construction, Communal Affairs and Traffic


Faculty of Architecture
University of Zagreb


City Acupuncture


Oris - House of Architecture




City of Zagreb
City Office for Culture, Education and Sport


Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Culture


Juror's comment
Truly beautiful drawings for a conceptual strategy that is difficult to grasp (what''s the goal? why is this being proposed?)... A possible honorable mention?
The city suffers a metamorphosis, creating a new urban landscape, a city between architecture and landscape. The idea of ‚Äč‚Äčlearning from virtuality emerges as an imminent need. Currently, we have an hyper-connected virtual world and an hyper-fragmented real world, the idea of intersecting the real world and the virtual world, evolving to create a new concept of city. This city appreciates the preexistences connect the unconnected, valued the not valued. The architecture improvises an ode to the void of the city, a city that has no center or periphery, but volume and density. The current fragmentation of the city, is cause of the polarization of transportation in this city, architecture becomes in addition to architecture, in transportation and entertainment, in this way there is a complexity of transportation, thus giving a three-dimensional and hyperconnected city, a real connective synapse created by connectives dendrites. Nature infiltrated, the random character and naturally chaotic enters into the city mechanics to define new infrastructure of independences where vertical squares and parks defines the new Beijing skyline. Likewise there is a loop river, surfaces of water extraction and potabilization that distribute potable water to the entire city, also in charge of the territorial hydration. This city in perpetual process thus defines a fuzzy infrastructurally city, which is configured as an open sequence, as a peripheral nervous system waiting to be stimulated. The growth of the city occurs concentrically define growth rings, urban dendrology, in the shape of urban growth are manifested stages, epochs, the city shows what was and what will be. The rings mark the city in its centralities creating spaces where it seems that time runs at different speeds, some perceptions more dynamics and others more statics, creating unchanging spaces and others strongly dynamics. Are defined kinetic-synaptic spaces, creating a city of high naturalness and high artificiality which become architecture in multiple experimentations in time, losing the individual value to gain the value of whole, a city where there is no separate building but rather a large conglomerate of hyperlinked "individualities", generating networks of influence comparable to information networks, the question is to be linked or not? The nature contributes to the dematerialization of bounds through expansion and density, creating an infinite space without limitation, a new ecosystem between city and nature. Nature is who defines this new archeology, delimits the areas to preserve generating new findings, urban archeology does not seek findings that were once alive, but gives an archeology that seeks to urban life which finds movement and the perception of time as real findings of the city. A composite infrastructure which is configured as a city prostheses, it infiltrates to the existing city, generating a real urbanity machine, a perpetual motion machine.
Work details
Application Number 0000502344
Author Sei Fong, Ken , Uruguay
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