Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shenzen, China: City In the Sky

Much more than a Vertical Farm, the Vertical City is a proposal for integrating all aspects of our lives into one behemoth building that incorporates farming, shopping, working, sleeping and eating, according to the pictures. The architects responsible think that they've created something reflective of the communities we desire:
“We had to realize that to make a vertical city is not to make a tower. A city offers a complex set of social and spatial interactions while a tower offers mostly one condition: an elevator to connect a series of repetitive floors. The elevator is the link to everything and therefore your only chance to meet anyone. It is for that reason that we don’t live in towers,” explains [JDS Architects].
What do you think? Check out more pictures and the full story here.

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