Looking to the future: 2060 Predicted environmental changes will begin to reconfigure our urban models and the future of architectural design. We must start to question how these environmental changes, instead of being perceived as threats and restricting our designs, can act as generators to reinvent our urban landscapes: establishing new, adaptable and responsive cities for the future.
The Almere Pampus Transferium by Mariusz Polski is a reflection on an open-ended and meta-stable architecture. Meta-stability is used to describe the extended duration of equilibrium acquired by a complex system when leaving its most stable state after an external action. The parameters of such system usually reach and hold stationary values but after a long time, spontaneously or under a slight external action, they start to change again. The project is an experimental design with the aim to research the hybrid system which would try to offer the solution to the fact that even the most sophisticated buildings cannot be permanently suitable.