vGHcompany shared with us their competition entry for Mobilicity Tirana, which won an honorable mention. Their project outlines a utopia, which is based on the man who fell into one’s own trap: the notion of time. The rings showing the wheels of a watch in which each mean of conveyance (train, car, bike) are the hands covering the dial. Each of these conveyance flows has their own characteristics and its medium speed. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Always faster, always moving, this is what the modern mankind demands today from this means of conveyance. Waiting, delay and cancellation are the travellers’ anxiety. These news demands force the conveyance architecture to offer to their travellers impersonal places where the notion of the time is present from the very moment the doors are pushed. The new airports and train stations are emblematic of this notion of speed, where every single second is precious.
Mankind is placed by our system in the middle of a mechanical process of perpetual motion. Real broad-based clock, our project enables the user to pick the best mean of conveyance according to his schedule. The circle shape outlines the perpetual motion and by this way participates to the creation of the conveyance substructure. Each of the rings becomes the privileged space for our own way of travelling. Each connection between the rings creates switch points for the travellers’ flows.
The parcel of our Project enables to test the meeting in three dimensions of the different travellers’ flows. Thus Tirana becomes the appropriate field to try out a broad-based travelling machine.