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  • Hydro-Flux City
    vienna AUSTRIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    jeroen ROOSEN, ewa LENART, & klemens SITZMANN: A sneak preview of an emerging Arctic knowledge based Hydro-Economy.

    The project develops an urban planning strategy for the Arctic, establishing a relationship with site specific conditions such as topography, a continuously changing permafrost soil, strong snowdrifts and a combination of extreme frost during winter and melt during summer. A Hydro-economy based on the availability of constant Arctic windspeeds (that are twice as fast as in other parts of the world) and the accessibility of large fresh water supplies can make an urban scenario for this quickly changing area a viable premise for the future.

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  • My Fractown / pul(l)po-port
    vienna AUSTRIA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    melanie KOTZ: MY FRACTOWN—My proposal for the city is based on the desire of having a city that is able to grow over time and thus, incorporate cultural circumstances and traditional influences of its inhabitants, within its evolution. The site i have chosen for this city is situated at the very north of the bay of bengal, bordering bangladesh. here, the terrain immerses in the water, allowing the city to move away from the geological realities of the main land, and instead evolve on a more flexible medium, that is water. A floating city shall overcome fundamental problems in the country’s quality of life, which flood and ebb brings about.

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