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HIGHRISE - One Millionth Tower Documentary

HIGHRISE - One Millionth Tower Documentary

One Millionth Tower

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One Millionth Tower is “hyper-local” documentary. It’s hyper-local because it’s grounded in a particular community — a highrise on Kipling Avenue in suburban Toronto, Canada — where the HIGHRISE team has worked with residents for over two years. The project is a concrete result of a community collaboration between residents, architects, documentarians and animators to re-imagine the particular spaces around these particular highrises. (via Highrise)

However, the experience is also global, crossing cultural and economic boundaries because environments such as these exist all over the world. The video will give you a brief glance at some of the most dilapidated and stagnant developments. These “failed social experiments”, according to the documentary, are given the opportunity to respond to their context and their users as they should of been designed from the very beginning.

To view the introductory documentary, click here.

Additional Features include:

    • a behind-the-scenes documentary about the collaborative process
    • a short documentary featuring international examples of tower revitalization
    • a short documentary exploring the open technology used to create the project
    • and a spectacular interactive feature that takes you to highrise neighbourhoods in more than 200 countries, thanks to Google Streetview and satellite imagery. It’s based on original research to find and understand highrise communities around the globe.

Go to the HIGHRISE website for more information.

Cite: Irina Vinnitskaya. "HIGHRISE - One Millionth Tower Documentary" 28 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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