Element of the Baukulturatlas

Speculation map of the Baukulturatlas, graphic design: onlab


Germany today, in the year 2050, is a nation that exports energy, raw materials, foodstuffs, and water. With the revenue from these resources the country can assure the bulk of its population, which has shrunk to 65 million and is overaged, a secure life. A small number of large enterprises that control the transport and energy infrastructure networks have promoted the construction of new workplaces, residential and dormitory estates between the big cities and with them a new superstructure within which practically the entire population lives. The superstructure connects major and medium-size cities, and, alongside the energy and water supplies, it controls communication, trade, and transport. Private and goods transport is effected exclusively by driverless transport capsules. Rural regions and small towns not connected to the superstructure have been transformed into solar and windpark energy-landscapes, replaced by water-intensive agriculture and fish farms, flooded as energy reservoirs, or they have been abandoned. There are exceptions though: in recent years increasing numbers of the few young and their children have formed minimal communities outside of the superstructure and its support-clusters to experiment with various models of opting out.

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