Fairy Tale Architecture

Blank Space hatten vor drei Jahren zum ersten mal zu einem Architektur-Wettbewerb basierend auf Märchen und Sagen aufgerufen, seit damals gab es jährlich einen Contest und neulich haben sie die Gewinner der 2017er Ausgabe bekanntgegeben. Tonnenweise ganz großartige Arbeiten und weirde Storys dazu, meistens Alternate History und SciFi-Myths, und wem die noch nicht reichen: Hier 2015, da 2016.

Der 2017er Gewinner ist Mykhailo Ponomarenko aus der Ukraine mit seinen Entwürfen für eine magische Welt mit Anti-Gravitations-Maschinen auf den Ringen des Saturn: „His entry utilizes classical painting techniques to create monumental landscapes with strange scifi megastructures inserted into them. The relatively mundane occurrences in the story make it feel like these wild scenes could in fact be real.“

Saturn A6 was a huge artificial platform, which used anti-gravity engines to fool the laws of Nature and to prove to the creator of the universe that we can control the game. In places, where it was hard to make a living because of a lack of flat surfaces and picturesque landscapes, Saturn technology brought a new range of emotions and experiences to its citizens. Saturn A6 was an agricultural platform. The people were extremely happy to work in their “fields of opportunities”, and, at the same time, contemplate the stunning views around them.

Martina and Sefora were visiting Martina’s grandfather, who had a potato field in Sector 3. Life was good on the farm, but at times the people would lose access to satellite signals, interrupting their internet and other network connections for weeks at a time in some cases. Since it was agricultural platform, nobody rushed right away to fix it, like they would do with at the resort platform, for instance.

Hier noch mehr von den Ringen des Saturn und ein paar Favs: