Interactors

Earth Stations are active architectures that form networks
which are easy to reach and are built in places that form
or regenerate urban and infrastructural nodes.

Amdl Circle © Filippo Bolognese Images

Amdl Circle © Filippo Bolognese Images

Amdl Circle © Filippo Bolognese Images

When artificial intelligence frees people from bureaucratic and repetitive chores, it will be necessary to find ways of using this new found freedom and the immense technological potential that will be unleashed. Logical and rational tasks will be substituted by learning machines and big data and as a consequence creative intellects and proactive ideas will be in increasing demand.

The Earth Stations are places that are primed and ready for the programming of the fu-ture, offering the environmental and psychological conditions that are perfect for shaping the evolution of the quality of life. They are stations that are connected to the network and constructed in infrastructural nodes enabling them to be easily accessed.

They are museums, galleries, offices, theatres, stages, bars, cafés, restaurants, gyms, indoor parks, markets, foyers, workshops, stores and lounges where everything happens simultaneously in a continual combination of diverse interests.

Everything evolves inside. The randomness of encounters initiated by walking, moving and journeying within generates optimal conditions for the most surprising discoveries. In a constant migratory flow, people participate in events and in dialogues, both formal and in-formal, with artisan and digital workshops and isolation booths for individual reflection.

They are all places of continuous activity with a palimpsest of events that catalyse both attention and energy. In the Earth Stations, everyone can find fulfilment in their own con-tribution, recognize the value of evolution, enjoy the results attained, set off for new desti-nations and satisfy the most elemental needs for beauty, justice and happiness.

Crown Station

There is always a good reason to cast a metaphoric bridge between one’s own ideas and those of the others as in the Crown Station. The regal form symbolizes the triumph of the intellect. The building suspended between two cliffs houses a traditional and digital library connecting diverse ideas and innovations through the use of technology.

 

City Station

is located on the main road intersection of a large city. It is a ring of artisan workshops equipped with sophisticated digital technologies. It is formed of awnings interconnected by a system oftransparent screens that filter the natural light. The multifaceted profiles offer singular glimpses of the urban context. It is a space to explore innovations of all kinds and for placing the most deeply rooted traditions and conventions under a critical eye.

 

Mountain Station

Perched on the summit of a natural monolith, the station can be reached by cable car. The form traces the profile of the mountain. The view of breath-taking panoramas encourages interpersonal relations between those who have left the chaos of city life to seek inspiration in the natural mountain landscape. The circular exhibition pathway fosters chance encounters and the discussion of intellectual viewpoints, so enriching knowledge and awareness.

Floating Souk Station

is a raft anchored near a seaport, where the relational and work connections take place in an environment organized like a market. Reached by pontoon or boat it is a new form of metropolitan island where the dynamics of the negotiations generate innovation and stimulate the understanding of a greater and more articulated reality. Being a modular composition of elements, it can always be rearranged and expanded.

 

Moat Station

is a construction that is rooted symbolically in the earth’s crust, providing ample meeting spaces at the intersection of great interregional arteries. The conical structures that give it its form are partially submerged to foster a favourable climate within and reduce the visual impact on the landscape. People circulate freely inside between spaces organized for filming and audio-visual screenings.

 

Cloud Station

is an architecture that is as evanescent as the air, in stark contrast to the surrounding city landscape. It possesses an organic and sinuous form characterized by a covering of soft sails. Inside are installation spaces that are scenographically interconnected. The welcoming and friendly atmosphere generates psychological stimuli that foster individual expression and the overcoming of cultural obstacles. Everyone has the opportunity to express their creativity.