EveryVille Competition by La Biennale di Venezia -  project 177 of 195  
urban mould page 1 (page 2)
mathias horstmann (GERMANY)
A short nihilistic story about urbanism: City is diversity, the derelict, the yuppie and everybody between. City is perpetually becoming, not better or worse but divers. City has been, is and will be. Everyville is, but has not been and will not be. It is a built sketch of a child showing a detached house with tilted roof and the happy family. Everyville is planned as a utopia for his own population: the middle-class nuclear family. If this disappears, Everyville disappears. Everyville has become an ideology, a static city that is not able to not come up with the social change. Stepfamilies, single parents, homosexual families and singles displace the middle-class nuclear family. It is ambiguous if the shopping centre or the parking place situated before it is the last agora. Display windows and the shops, arranged behind them are like cathode ray tube displays, being replaced by the PC flat screens, connected to the WWW. The shop can be everywhere. The city centre becomes flatter.