|Visualization of city infrastructure|
at Singapore City Gallery
I much preferred Singapore City's take on the future. But Aldi might not be happy with it. At the interactive Sing City display I selected the private car option, and the simulation showed all the green space converted to car parks, and roads clogged with cars. The message was clear: we need to move away from dependence on private cars, even if they are electric.
Regardless of if we agree with the futures shown by Young or Singapore, such visions are useful in making informed choices.
Liam Young is an architect who doesn't design real buildings. He is not the first I have come across. In 2001, design students at University of Canberra had my home office as their assignment. I was surprised to find the top design was by someone who did not plan a career doing real buildings, instead they were going to do them for video games. I presented my own vision of the city of Canberra to a Bauhaus class of design students working on a design for Sydney.