Surface On Demand
Barcelona Port 2116
“FUTURE SHOCK IS THE SHATTERING STRESS AND DISORIENTATION THAT WE INDUCE IN INDIVIDUALS BY SUBJECTING THEM TO TOO MUCH CHANGE IN TOO SHORT TIME” ALVIN TOFFLER.
Surfaces On Demand is a language, it’s a system that can be adapt anywhere any time, as long as the city has water sources and physical buildings. This system can be changed and adapted to any situation. Like The reality in which we live in today where changes occurs almost every second.
Streets and neighborhoods change their density/colors/ sounds every hour. In this project in trying to bring this constant changing reality to the water.The water surfaces are fluid and movable. This is a tool to accelerate, intensify and enrich city’s and port activities. This is a new way to connect the sea to the city. By using three main elements- Data, People and Energy that moves freely back and forth from, and to the city.
The islands produce the energy needed to the “inlands islands”, that’s makes the system much more efficient and smart. In case no energy is needed, so the islands won’t produce it. Same as for the flow of people and the flow of data. This is a bottom up system and 100% democratic architectural spaces and this is the way i want to image ports in the far future!
People has been dreaming, painting, writing and planning their ports from the beginning of time. The project presents an imaginary concept of Barcelona’s port 100 years from now. This project developed a system in which people will have the ability to create their own surfaces, their own and immediate public spaces, by using and calculating real time data systems, taking into consideration the weather, amount of people, amount of ships, number of attractions etc. Ports are field of energy, like a living cell, they are always in a process of constant changing. That makes them full of potential. In the ports we have all kinds of ships and boats, with huge variety of programs, sizes etc.