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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

B.A.R.C: Genetic City

'genetic city' exhibition at the dutch culture centre 

as the closing exhibition of this year's shanghai world expo, 'genetic city' is a collective
installation of ten international architecture studios and their take on how to build
new sustainable city. presented at the dutch culture centre and organized by neville mars
and dynamic city foundation, the urban expansion plan of caofeidian ecocity in
china is proposed in a relay set up, adding 100,000 people on top of the previous plan
every two years. participating teams, which include MADMVRDV and URBANUS,
have been assigned a three year period between now and 2040 to design their part
of the evolutionary masterplanning. the expansion plan aims to cultivate the city
organically while exploring the process of time-based greening.

the installation consists of a 46 meter long continuous video panorama suspended
in the middle of the room. the looped video illustrates the organic growth of the new
chinese city from year 2010 to 2040. caofeidian ecocity, which is one of the nation's
most ambitious projects located in a 50 billion dollar industrial zone, is expected to
rapidly exceed a population of 1 million in the coming years.

B.A.R.C., which stands for beyond architectural regulations in caofeidian is part of
the dynamic city foundation's iniative to plan and conceive a sustainable and long-term
vision for caofeidian.

exhibited video panorama

participating teams' trailers: 

tsinghua school of architecture - caofeidian genetic city 2010-2012
rocksteady design - caofeidian genetic city 2013-2015
ZUS - caofeidian genetic city 2016-2018
urban china / jiang jun - caofeidian genetic city 2019-2021
BAU - caofeidian genetic city 2022-2024
URBANUS - caofeidian genetic city 2025-2027
MARS-1 space design - caofeidian genetic city 20128-2030
powerhouse company - caofeidian genetic city 2031-2033
MAD / ma yansong - caofeidian genetic city 2034-2036
MVRDV - caofeidian genetic city 2037-2040


model of masterplan


exhibition view

rendering of masterplan

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