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How do we improve the social, technological and communicative openness of our cities? And how do we enhance the inclusion of all citizens through creative interface management?These are just a few key questions of the Baumeister Topos Cities Initiative. The Cities Initiative is based on the assumption that the City of the Future will be a Smart City: Digitalisation not only shapes our everyday lives but also the urban development. The Smart City will improve the quality of life by using technology to refine the efficiency of services and meet residents’ needs. We engage architects, planners and decision makers in politics and business in a meaningful dialogue about the Future City and we will present innovative solutions that increase the quality of urban life.



Galactic play cloud structures have arisen in the city of Istanbul. They are the iconic landmarks of a new open air playground on the roof park of Marmara Forum, a shopping centre in the Bakirköy district. Carve, a Dutch Architect’s practice, was asked to make a design for the playground on the rooftop terrace of […]

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Mobility at the next level: More and more metropolitan areas are discovering cable cars as a means of transport in inner cities. Pioneers in this regard are conurbations in Bolivia and Mexico, which are already showing how its possible to move through urban areas far removed from the noise and stress of the streets and […]

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