The Three-Dimensional City

Envisioning new typologies of city

In the near future, robots, powered by cities that are increasingly aware and intelligent, will solve mobility in increasingly automated ways. Lifts, trains, cars will be replaced with integrated transport protocols that can free movement from today’s two-dimensional topology; rendering cars, trains and lifts obsolete. What will our cities look like when free from these legacy transport technologies?

PLP Labs, with UCL Design Computation Lab and digital artist Yiyun Kang, was invited to participate at the 8th edition of the Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Shenzhen. PLP’s installation, “Shenzhen – The Three-Dimensional City: Connected Aggregates in the Age of Robotic Urbanism”, is a speculation on a possible future city underpinned by IUMO – a multi-dimensional urban mobility protocol developed by PLP Labs.

The Possible City