Proposal for a three-dimensional Expo of the future. Pavilions do not exist on a flat plane but a spacial array consisting of truncated octahedrons which are interconnected to one another.
Within our project, we re-read certain urban typologies, from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional state. Our ambition was to re-think on former type categorisations which were determined and defined for an urban layout, relying on cartesian axis of XYZ. Since we see the future city as a spatial cluster which implies no directionality and obligations but rather total connectivity and possibilities, we explored the three-dimensionality of our site, a larva loci, an Archimedean solid called „truncated octahedron“, in following manner:
The Hamiltonian Loop hereby serves as a distinctive border between the smooth inside and the rigid outside. Moreover it enabled us to define different zones of program: smooth areas represent a multifunctional shared space, while polygonal spaces contain specifically defined functions.
The Octahedron also housed a new type of elevator, the bubble lift, which was allowing it to travel in a non-linear way along the inner loop.