Generic City / Milos Zivkovic

Generic City / Milos Zivkovic

In the time of globalization, expansion of technologies and explosion of information, society takes different shape. People and cultures mix and the city becomes an universal place. Global society demands the perfect city and the economy requires speed. Old cities preserve their history and their mysteries, while the new city emerges. Living space shrinks, and then “leaks“ to the other parts of our life. In time we refer to everything as “living space“. But, what if that is also compressed over the limit? Do then the whole cities, countries and continents become our personal? Does the city then dematerialise and becomes the very essence of a global, generic society?

The city becomes the information exchange system.

The project is about solving the problems of contemporary cities introducing new city typology which is supposed to serve the habits of the future civilization and instantly adjust tu changes. It’s a city made for entirely globalized society, in a time when every information is within our reach and the world with no more racial, national nor cultural differences. The project itself is an answer to the presumption of a globalized world, and not an idea of globalization itself.

© Milos Zivkovic

Generic city spreads as a progressive grid originaly from overpopulated cities and eventually meets and becomes one. At it’s knots, large units / mini cities, are positioned. Depending of the climate and natural factors, units produce specific resources and collect different kinds of energy. Since different seasons bring different energy sources, transportation matrix enables units to transport surplus energy and resources between units. That way, every unit produces enough to serve it’s needs, but only when it plugs in the matrix it becomes completely sustainable. City becomes P2P (peer to peer) system.

General info:

© Milos Zivkovic

Project developed by Milos Zivkovic

2,300 sqm matrix

Units of around 500m cube volume (different scenario = different size, as shown in one of the images)

32,500 people per unit

4,000 people per km2

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Cite: Amber P. "Generic City / Milos Zivkovic" 07 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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