City Station

City Station is part of a six architecture research 'Earth Stations', this station remodels the idea of work and workshop spaces.

When artificial intelligence frees people from bureaucratic and repetitive chores, it will be necessary to find ways of using this new found freedom and the immense technological potential that will be unleashed. Logical and rational tasks will be substituted by learning machines and big data and as a consequence creative intellects and proactive ideas will be in increasing demand.

The Earth Stations are places that are primed and ready for the programming of the future, offering the environmental and psychological conditions that are perfect for shaping the evolution of the quality of life. They are stations that are connected to the network and constructed in infrastructural nodes enabling them to be easily accessed. They are museums, galleries, offices, theatres, stages, bars, cafés, restaurants, gyms, indoor parks, markets, foyers, workshops, stores and lounges where everything happens simultaneously in a continual combination of diverse interests.

Everything evolves inside. The randomness of encounters initiated by walking, moving and journeying within generates optimal conditions for the most surprising discoveries. In a constant migratory flow, people participate in events and in dialogues, both formal and informal, with artisan and digital workshops and isolation booths for individual reflection.

They are all places of continuous activity with a palimpsest of events that catalyse both attention and energy. In the Earth Stations, everyone can find fulfilment in their own contribution, recognize the value of evolution, enjoy the results attained, set off for new destinations and satisfy the most elemental needs for beauty, justice and happiness.

City Station is located on the main road intersection of a large city. It is a ring of artisan workshops equipped with sophisticated digital technologies. It is formed of awnings interconnected by a system of transparent screens that filter the natural light. The multifaceted profiles offer singular glimpses of the urban context. It is a space to explore innovations of all kinds and for placing the most deeply rooted traditions and conventions under a critical eye.

City Station remodels the idea of work and workshop spaces

Location and Area

Imaginary: above a key traffic node in the city

Client

Amdl Circle

Chronology

Design: 2018

Completion: to be realised

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