3/15/2011

Tower City Towers, by Aïe Architects

You may have already seen this project entitled Tower | City | Towers. This proposal has been designed by French agency Aïe Architects for the 2010 Edition of eVolo Skyscraper Competition. This city-towers envisions to give back to a land its nature dimension taking into account the constraints of the current city, that is to say Marseilles, a South-eastern French city. This second largest city of France is a port city of 240 square kilometer with a population of 1,600,000 — suburbs included, and a density of 3,500/sqm.
Tower, City, Towers © Aïe Architects

One of key elements of this project is to explore the origin, allowing for the pine-wood and the vegetation to grow again, making the rock reappear. This strategy will offer the earth a deserved fallow-land, using the potential of lands conquered by the current city to give life to an alternative city which would offer an unequalled way of life and give back its place to nature.
The city boundaries has spread little by little absorbing surrounding natural lands. But from this absorption have emerged disorganized, ultra-urban and totally urban sprawl.
© Aïe Architects

The Tower | City | Towers allows for the opportunity to rethink all the towers components, the  needs and demands of the city. These needs and demands must include population density and everything it involves. Another core elements of this project consists to explore the surface that reappear, offering the earth a deserved fallow-land, using the potential of lands conquered by the current city to give to is an alternative city which would city which would offer an unequalled way of city as a city that current the usual functions the agglomeration. The city as it is today is positioned vertically, to carry out the usual functions of a city: living, working, and travelling, consuming, entertaining, etc.
© Aïe Architects

The towers modules are composed of recycling materials coming from the ruins of the former city. The project can thus be considered as a vital and incontrovertible alternative to handle the growing overpopulation and the announced and impending loss of natural resources.
© Aïe Architects


This project is part of the eVolo 2010 Skyscraper Competition.
source: Aïe Architects

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