Tokyo City X (1990) is a meta-project, the design of a theoretical city based on a single huge building of 800.000 sqm in the Tokyo bay.
Commissioned by Mitsubishi to a team composed by Andrea Branzi, Clino Castelli, Isao Hosoe and ZPZ Partners, the project defines only its interiors leaving the exterior form as a pure result of the interior dynamics, a huge container emboding an internal urbanity. Inside the building are undifferentiate floors which can be colonized by every possible architectural type and fragment of far-away places to recompose a continuous dynamic system. The main quality of Tokyo City X is considered its “silence”, a specific request for the absence of noise intrinsical in the design of this space in opposition to the surrounding city.
The huge amount of preliminary study material was donated in 1993 by the authors to the Collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. All the following photographic reproductions are © Georges Meguerditchian – Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP and © Adagp, Paris.
(The grouping in categories has been made by us in accordance to the titles of each image).
DESCRIPTION “LA SOGLIA CITY”
SECTIONS AND PLANS STUDIES
WORK, HOUSING AND COMMERCE DIAGRAMS
CIRCULATION ORGANIZATION AND ZONING STUDIES AND DIAGRAMS
SIMULATIONS AND LIGHT-SCAPE STUDIES
PHOTO MONTAGE STUDIES AND PERSPECTIVE VIEWS
FINAL AND PRELIMINARY STUDY MODELS