4 Minutes City 1.0 - The Urban Plan

4 Minutes City 1.0 - The Urban Plan

MA Design Studio, Spring Semester 2011, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft (NL)

Can we develop a city that is entirely devoted to fast transit of people and goods? What systems and what architecture allow high-speed traveling and a smart circulation of goods? How can the positioning of program and its architecture contribute to direct accessibility or the desire for a minimum travel time? What can we say about safety issues? How can architecture anticipate in this? This studio focused on innovation on various transportation techniques and their supportive infrastructure. Students were asked to conceptualize and construct various city models with a maximum travel time of 5 minutes, from and to any location in the city. Each student limited his/her focus on a single way of transporting people throughout the city.

Collaborators: Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Industrial Design, Automotive Design, TU Delft (NL)

Participants: Rohan Varma, Stavros Gargaretas, Harish Ramakrishnan, Yinglin Cao, Martina Lucchese, Dwi Nugroho, Alan Sillay, Wentao Bi, Cheng Su + 27 students from the Faculty of Industrial Design TU Delft (elective course)

Guest Critics: Ben Immers, Bart Egeter, Elmer van Grondelle, Ernie Mellegers, Winy Maas



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