This exhibition presents an experimental project by students of architecture who created a parallel membrane city, Urbo Kune, which is Esperanto for “common city”. It is inspired by the idea of “composed urbanism” by Austrian architecture theoretician Jan Tabor, whose project includes a number of artists, theoreticians, philosophers, architects, and musicians. This city is not designed based on regulations and typology, but rather is composed based on scores, similarly to music.
This model of a subdivided utopic city reacts to the challenge of how to utilize the Zbraslav quarry, over a kilometre in length, once it has been closed. The quarry was subdivided into several slots of various lengths, all with a width of 11 metres. Students then designed residential neighbourhoods, educational and cultural buildings, gardens, shopping centres, and cemeteries for the individual parts, as well as a diving platform, a skate park, a hemp farm, a brewery, and a jail. The student model was exhibited in Vienna, Bratislava, and other cities, and next year will travel to Tokyo.