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the city that doesn't exist


The city that doesn’t exist is a poetic exploration of the eight areas in the Eindhoven city centre where many new (partly high-rise) buildings will be developed in the coming years, as part of a massive ‘densification’ plan (from the current 230.000 to 300.000 inhabitants by 2040) that will radically alter the urban landscape and the experience of the city.


But what new and as yet unknown spaces will materialize in the densified Eindhoven of the future? How can architectural and (urban) landscape photography transcend its sensory physicality and portray an unknown, unbuilt urban scene?


As expressed by Charles Montgomery in his Happy City (2015): Every urban landscape is a collection of memory- and emotion-activating symbols. What new memories and symbols will emerge amidst the vacuum of such a radical urban transformation?

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