Danish collective pinkcloud has shared its futuristic vision of Shanghai which scraps the horizontal cityscape in favour of the vertical.
Entitled ‘flip/city’, the project reorganises footprints of the existing urban landscape, currently only visible from the air, to create an upright community.
By expanding shanghai along the vertical plane, the designers claim that unused urban voids will be activated.
The proposal is also said to counter the anonymous feeling of immense cities by interconnecting isolated city zones and mixing functions.
Each block can be custom designed – the planner chooses the number of housing and office modules and selects the density and footprint.