Merging the urban and the natural

Metreepolis is the city of the future, harnessing natural energy sources and significantly altering the urban fabric of the past. Like a forest, the cityscape is best understood in strata. At the top is a canopy of biologically enhanced “power plants” that capture energy from the sun and water from the clouds. The canopy stays low in open, suburban areas and lifts off the ground in the dense remnants of urban downtowns. No longer a 21st century city of high and low, or skyscraper and street, Metreepolis is blessed with a middle datum that spreads urban life along a new dimension creating a new citywide funscape.

  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Client: The History Channel “The Future City Competition”
  • Status: Competition Entry
  • Place: Honorable Mention
  • Team: Matthias Hollwich, AIA Marc Kushner, AIA Robert May, Hwaseop Lee, TJ O'Keefe, Ben Muller, Jonathan Kowalkoski, Patricia Sahm