CITIES OF THE FUTURE

THE PREMISE

AS THE POPULATION OF THE WORLD MIGRATES TO URBAN CENTERS, THIS PROJECT ATTEMPTS TO DEFINE, NOT A CITY, BUT A VERTICAL COMMUNITY. BY DEFINITION, A COMMUNITY IS COMPOSED OF PEOPLE LIVING NEAR ONE ANOTHER WITH VARIOUS SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SCHOOLS, OUTDOOR AREAS, RESIDENTIAL, ASSEMBLY AREAS, RECREATION ACTIVITIES, OFFICES, SHOPS, AND ALL THE ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES THAT COMPRISE URBAN LIFE.

 

THE SUBURBAN MODEL OF SPREADING OUT IN HORIZONTAL EXPANDED MULTIPLICATION WILL NOT TAKE CARE OF THE FUTURE POPULATION NEEDS AS WELL AS THE NEED TO BE IN CONTACT WITH ONE ANOTHER. WHAT MAKES UP A COMMUNITY IS ALL INTERTWINED INTO THIS PROTOTYPICAL MODEL.

 

ENERGY, WATER, AND EVACUATION OF WASTES THAT A HORIZONTAL NEIGHBORHOOD REQUIRES IS GATHERED INTO AN EFFICIENT SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS RECYCLING AND A CONSERVATION OF LINEAR DELIVERY SYSTEMS TO A MORE VERTICAL EFFICIENCY.