Porous City – Open the tower by MVRDV and The Why Factory

At MIPIM’s first edition of the Innovation Forum, March 12-15th, MVRDV and The Why Factory (T?F) present their ongoing research on the design of skyscrapers and the potential of porosity as a European approach to urban density. The results are presented as scale models made of LEGO bricks, recently exhibited at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale and at Business of Design Week Hong Kong.
‘Porous City – Open the tower’ uses Lego towers to explore futuristic concepts of urban design imagined by The Why Factory, a research institute for the city of the future. Nine three-metre high skyscrapers will rise up during the four days of the show, acting as visual support to debates on the new processes and the role of research in Europe’s urban future.
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‘Porous City – Open the tower’ by MVRDV and The Why Factory. Photography by Frans Parthesius.

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