The project ‘The Accelerated City’ by Chris Cornelissen brings together different scales and argumentations of both urbanism and architecture.
With ‘The Accelerated City’ Chris managed to compass and design a model about an individualized car-based high speed transportation system by taking clear and simple parameters as speed and density as a starting point for his investigation on road configurations, capacities, proximity and accessibility. Chris managed to unfold these simple parameters to a complex system in a sharp and logic manner. By employing parametric software to control data sets and generate a variety of models Chris explored the key components needed to do both:
– meet the target of high speed flow anywhere in the city
– and apply them to an existing situation (eg. Manhattan/ Randstad)