Future Space Tearing the Sky

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.

© MVRDV
© MVRDV

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.

© MVRDV
© MVRDV

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.

© MVRDV
© MVRDV

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Written by CPG

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CREDIT
MVRDV, architect. The Milestone. RVI, Deutschland, client. Esslingen, DE, proposal c. 2018.
NEWS SOURCE
Elena Markus, “Kristallfelsen in Esslingen: Milestone von MVRDV,” Detail (blog), February 9, 2018, https://www.detail.de/blog-artikel/kristallfelsen-in-esslingen-milestone-von-mvrdv-31622/.

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