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Airborne Urban Revolution

ARTIST // Maria Jende



Potsdam in the year 2050: Living has been elevated into the air, allowing nature to reclaim the ground. The once-vacant land is now dedicated to organic food cultivation and afforestation. As a result, the majority of the city relies solely on regional produce from Brandenburg and its surrounding areas. Importation of goods and livestock is limited, subject to stringent regulations.

Public structures primarily occupy the ground, utilizing and preserving historically and architecturally significant buildings (e.g., the Filmmuseum). Residential spaces have transitioned into a Tiny House system, where each individual has access to a limited living area. Residents have the freedom to design both the exterior facades and interiors of their homes.

To descend from their homes to the ground, various “stations” have been established, where houses can dock and occupants can disembark. One of these stations is the former Mercure Hotel. The city’s atmosphere is marked by a harmonious blend of innovative housing solutions and the conservation of cultural landmarks.


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