→ 11 Apr 12 at 1 pm
Citadel Skyscraper / Victor Kopeikin + Pavlo Zabotin
From the outside it looks like an Alan Lee illustration of some epic first age Tolkien scene, on the inside is what I always imagined to be inside those arcologies in SimCity 2000.
These towers are aimed at creating new residential areas and removing stress on overcrowded cities while also solving problems regarding disaster prevention. The ‘Residential Zone’ is removed from the city leaving the ‘Economic Zone’ untouched. Is is wise to separate a city in this way?
It completely removes the chance for interaction between city typologies. It also raises questions on transporting such a large number of people between these zones on a daily basis. An interesting take on future disaster prevention to be sure, but the idea taking the residential areas completely out of cities would surely lead to some rather dull urban experiences at both ends… Canberra anyone?