When Do I Need My Neighbour? A Common Ground To Be Foud...

Freeland was developed by MVRDV and The Why Factory for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 'Common Ground' in collaboration with SYNPLE (animation).

How should we organise cities in times that balance between over-regulated urban planning and increasing individualisation? Is classical centralized planning still needed? Can we imagine an alternative? Is it possible to reduce these rules, while respecting the developed qualities? Could a city’s inhabitants determine and develop their own environment? Is thus a more self-organized city possible?  A sort of Freeland?

A city that calls for the individual as well as collective intellect and creativity. What do we really need collectively to survive? What can be organized individually and when will we need our neighbours? Where a common ground is to be found…