|EveryVille Competition by La Biennale di Venezia - project 39 of 195||
|B&Ka||page 1 (page 2)|
|Pascual Bernad (SPAIN), Anna Karagianni (GREECE)|
|Let’s imagine Everyville, a small city near a big metropolitan center, which is connected to the powerful global intercity networks, integrated to the global economy and respectful towards the urban fabric inherited from the past. How can this be achieved by means of architecture?
Architects’ contribution to city planning is similar to novelists’ role. If a novelist announced the plot of his book, then nobody would read it. Architects should define parameters of the city development, but ‘over-determination’ of the city’s future would only impose rules that the city could not follow.
Everyville is based on a free curved grid, as result of the dissolution of the rigid orthogonal and symmetrical grid. New public cores are freely located. The new grid is superimposed on the preexisting one, allowing green zones to animate its featureless terrain. Everyville can be an edgeless city with flexible form and function.