Film and science fiction fans will be attracted to these renderings that appear to create a multidimensional tear in a mute greyish color of the present-day sky. Digital visual effects are a common syntax for building the future predicted by stories of the past, our self-fulfilling prophesies foretold by literature and media. Film and architecture have a long relationship, mutually setting and realizing each other.
The Milestone architectural proposal by MVRDV includes a few presentation panels, including narratives of the design process. The spatial logic of displacing volume with local territory pushes the public perimeter into the dimensional rip.
This sophisticated procedure creates an interactive public realm composed of pixelated information. Esslingen residents and welcome visitors will enjoy walking through their own “Esslinger Room” a public space shaped by a projected map.
The Milestone plaza and public terraces shown in the renderings affirm that we are becoming a world of higher dimensional loafers, joggers, roller-bladers, boulevardiers, dog walkers, and otherwise worldly, ecological, educated, self-attained gender neutral individual members of society, who take photos with phones. The Esslingen map is a clear regional reference for a territory still open for civic pride and enjoyment. Kindly, the architects remembered to let the sunshine in to light the way for a new internationalism that is locally sensitive.
Written by CPG