The objective of this studio was to develop a prototype of neighborhood for a Self-sufficient City.
The idea is based in the long-term research developed at IAAC, related to the idea that cities in the future will be able to produce all the resources that they need locally, while being connected globally.
Specifically the objective is to produce all the energy, food and most of the things the people living in a city need in the city itself. This therefore proposes a radical change in the way cities work, with respect to how they work today.
This studio will focus on developing a 1km x 1km unit of that potential city, as a basic unit – the traditional neighborhood – that could potentially be replicated and extended to create a full-scale metropolis.
Students will learn about the different layers that compose the City’s anatomy, in order to create a prototype for the city to come.

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