States of Exception

 

Our proposal speculates about a territorial project that seeks to reclaim control over the urban condition through The state of exception. Our proposal explores the possibility of co-opting this concept in spatial terms as a mechanism to achieve spatial aspirations that otherwise appear unattainable in our urban world. States of exception are spaces where the status quo of law, economics, spatial planning and building code are temporarily suspended or modified to investigate how specific societal goals could materialize. As such, states of exception are immaterial interventions that nonetheless have large spatial and material consequences.

The site in the northern top of the Netherlands is characterized by large industrial agriculture.

Location: Ganzedijk / Hongerige Wolf. Groningen

Competition: Conceptual Design

Status: Won