SCHWERIN, GERMANY, 1998
Commissioned by the municipality, this proposal studied the pattern of growth of Schwerin under the in uence of the proposed construction of a magnetic-levitation rail line connecting Berlin and Hamburg. The station for this line was to be situation some distance to the south of the town center, begging questions of both local development and its connection to longer-term expansion of the town
and its urban region. This plan proposes a ring of semi- autonomous towns and villages to counteract the likelihood of sprawl and to provide a more intimate experience for the expected growth of a commuter population making use of the rail link. Growth around the station was to be along a radial pattern, resulting in a both a clear center and distinct edges for the new community.
Credits: Michael Sorkin, Andrei Vovk